The sun slowly sinks at the horizon. We still have approx. 270 km in front of us when we leave Cholpon-Ata, a place we liked very much.
The road is now very well developed so that we make fast progress. Along the northern shore of the Issyk-Kul, we always see the 7000 m high mountain range of the Tian Shan. In Balyktschy, on the western shore of the lake, we come to the road which we took before we turned to the south shore of Issyk-Kul.
With the setting sun, we cross the Kyrgyz mountains along the Chuy River. Afterward, the road leads again along the border to Kazakhstan in western direction.
In Keng-Bulun we stop at the Adventure Restaurant Hawaii. Colorful lights decorate artificial palm trees, and many people are dancing.
Old cars and a helicopter serve as photo motif and scenery. On a lake, there are small boats where you can also eat. But because of the advanced hour, we prefer a fixed place in the restaurant.
Already in the dark, we drive the remaining 60 km to Bishkek. Sergej had an extremely exhausting day as a driver, and he did a fantastic job.
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Disclosure: Our trip was organized in cooperation with Discover Kyrgyzstan, and made possible by the support of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). All opinions are our own.
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