09-03 Day 55 (Burabay, Kazakhstan arrival)

A beautiful National Park – Rider under the weather


Travel FromPetropavlovsk, Kazakhstan
Intermediate Location 
Ending LocationBurabay, Kazakhstan
Starting Odometer31,415
Ending Odometer31,607
Miles Driven Today192 Miles
Total Trip Mileage7064 Miles
Countries visited Today 
Countries visited on trip US, Canada, UK, The Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Italy, Switzerland, Belgium, Luxembourg, Finland, Estonia, Russia, Kazakhstan

Today we rode 192 miles, and ended in Burabay, a nice little city on a lake, with a national park. With these miles, I’ve now completed over 7000, of an expected 14,000 – 16,000 mile trip. So, I’m at about the halfway point of my journey. This is also day 55 of 120 days scheduled, so once again, I’m almost at the halfway point.

Today’s ride

To a large degree, today’s roads were straight, with good pavement throughout.

Report from the road

Arriving at the hotel

As I noted earlier, I arrived at the hotel by myself. My objective was to get checked in, and get some rest ASAP. The checkin process was much faster than it was in Russia. In fact, the front desk didn’t even keep our passports, and mine was returned to me immediately.

I found the room, did a little bit of work on the blog posts, and went to bed, where I slept for about 12 hours, give or take.

What will tomorrow bring

I discovered late at night, through a Whats-app message that we were scheduled to depart at 10:00 tomorrow morning. So, I can sleep in, if I like.

After departure, we’ll make our way to Astana, the 2nd largest city in Kazakhstan. We’ll stay two days in Astana, and we’ll meet up with Feroz and Mina. I’m looking forward to hear about their harrowing journey back into Russia, and then by plane into Kazakhstan.

About the Author

Cliff Musante

Cliff Musante is a technologist, business leader, motorcycle enthusiast, father, grandfather, and more. In June, 2013 his passion for motorcycles was revitalized, and he set out to ride across Patagonia. Since then, he's logged thousands of miles, ridden across the US, and on July 10, 2019, he began a 120 day trip through Europe, and then on to Russia, China, and parts East. This 'Blog is the story of all of his adventures.