Kazakhstan is our last stop in Central Asia before heading back to China for our flights home. It’s a huge country but we just have time to see Almaty, the capital city.
As we set off to explore this very modern metropolis, the forecast calls for a bit of snow. Little do we know how much of a storm it will turn into.
But also how beautiful the fresh snow will be. After traveling through an arid landscape for nearly two months, suddenly it feels like Christmas.
It’s fitting that our last stop in Central Asia gets hit with a big snowstorm as soon as we arrive. We’ve had very good luck with the weather so far. We made it through the Pamir Highway without any trouble but we heard from an Aussie motorcyclist that there is now a foot of snow on the road and temperatures down to -20C! We squeaked by just in time.