A DIFFICULT ENTRY INTO RUSSIA

8 August 2008: Burabai – KurganThe entrance into Russia has been the most complicated one we’ve had since the beginnig of our trip. The participants had to wait long hours before they managed to leave late in the evening, especially the one in the lorry and the bus of the…

THE SMALL SWITZERLAND OF KAZAKHSTAN

6 & 7 August 2008: Termitau – BurabaiFor our last stop in Kazakhstan, we decided not to stop in the capital city, but to settle our tents few kilometres away, around the Burabai Lake. This region is in total contrast with the road wo rode before in the country. Because…

PRESS RELEASE

5/08/2008″The Routes of the Olive Tree” changes its route.The Chinese authorities hasn’t given any official answer to our Cultural Foundation, concerning the issue of the members of this expedition entry visa into China. The organisors of this trip still haven’t got any answer – nor positive nor negative – even…

TOWARDS THE NORTH

4 & 5 August 2008: Balqash – TemirtauWe followed our route towards the North of the country, where we stopped for two days in a camping site, only one block from the Temirtau Lake, that used to be a soviet summer camp. This way, the riders as well as the…