On day 3 of riding in Kazakhstan, with no water left and after a rough and windy night in the desert, we pulled in to a little oasis happy to be able to refill our bottles. While consuming various sugary drinks, two Belgian cyclists pulled up. They had just come from the Sharyn Canyon and they too needed a refill.
Turns out that they were heading to Almaty for flights home after spending 4 weeks traveling around Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan.
We chatted to them for a while before parting ways and feeling a little sorry for them as they said they had to be back at work as soon as they arrived home.
Sounded like they had a great time.