Stories

Crawling along the Chinese border or the “cold pole” in December. Tien Shan. 2018

“Still, this is the Kyrgyz“ Pole of Cold ”with the lowest temperature in Kyrgyzstan!”

“In 2000 I was there at all gates. The wolves ate a soldier with a horse between outposts. ”

“So, if you stick there in the winter, you will stay there.”

Sleeper in Mitsubishi Pajero.

Prehistory.
Best for sleeping was my second car, the Mitsubishi Pajero 3.0L GLX 1998 Model. The first row of seats was leaning forward, the second and third were fully horizontal. The result was a large, even and unified space. On this video you can clearly see what the cabin looks like in the “bed” variant.
Continue reading “Sleeper in Mitsubishi Pajero.”

Roads of Kazakhstan or a story without a name. 2018.

I do not know how best to call this story. Two thousand kilometers of broken roads? Are we building autobahns too? Death Road along Balkhash? Pajero keeps hitting? All these titles are suitable only for individual parts of the story. It is better to tell everything in order, and then decide for yourself how best to call it. Continue reading “Roads of Kazakhstan or a story without a name. 2018.”

Going over three passes – tears of a leopard, the road to gold and tundra. Tien Shan. 2018.

Honestly, there were more passes, but the rest, despite a decent height, were kind of inexpressive, anonymous, like a cross on a map. In the first three were, almost one after another, almost like steps of a staircase to the sky – Sarymoynok (3126 m), Barskaun (3754 m) and, slightly further, the Suek pass (4021 m). Continue reading “Going over three passes – tears of a leopard, the road to gold and tundra. Tien Shan. 2018.”

We are going to autotravel. Car preparation and equipment.

What to take with you and how to prepare the car for long-distance autotravel? Everyone asks this question when preparing for the trip. A journey of several thousand kilometers along different roads provides for some autonomy and readiness for surprises. You need maximum confidence for your car and enough equipment. Continue reading “We are going to autotravel. Car preparation and equipment.”

Three years of waiting for the promised … Tien-Shan, 2018.

Three years of waiting for the promised… After returning from the first trip through the mountains of Tien Shan, I decided to come here again at the first opportunity, having issued a pass to the border zone. However, at next year was Mongolia, one year later – the Far East, and Kyrgyzstan was postponed and postponed. Continue reading “Three years of waiting for the promised … Tien-Shan, 2018.”

How did I come to this life … Looking back into 1997.

In early 1997, we had gotten a car on which we could drive almost anywhere – MMC Pajero 1997 Model, 3.0L GL. It could had been used for a big group of people for a Sunday picnic – nine seats, including a driver, made it easy to do so, as well as could allow to travel off autonomously for several days, taking a tent, a bunch of different things and foods – an unusually large interior size contained everything that only our soul desired. Continue reading “How did I come to this life … Looking back into 1997.”

The first time on the roads of Russia. 2001 year.

About how we came to such a life and decided to become autotravelers is said here. The next story – is our first long journey. Unfortunately, there will be no photos, they were not preserved. There will be video clips taken on an analog camera and digitized, which show the roads of the first year of our century. And the maps which we used to travel. Continue reading “The first time on the roads of Russia. 2001 year.”