We had a wee celebration with Robyn and Mark Tootill KapaiKiwis who are riding from the UK to NZ. They have ridden through the Stans and are heading for China.
We ride south from the hotel Past luxury shops, apartments, the University and And Bavarian motors and car showrooms
Into the countryside First through market gardens And then through wheat and hay harvesting
A couple of stops for drinks. The Tootills catch up with us at our second stop. It’s a treat to meet someone we know.
We also meet some lovely young women On a girls’ weekend away To celebrate Zara’s birthday
The road to Bishkek takes a left turn And so do we Through rolling hills and rocky outcrops
To the border crossing Where I break our cardinal rule To stay by my man at border crossings
I went off to the passengers ‘lounge’ A corrugated iron roof offering shade And a 1.5 hour wait at passport control.
Meanwhile Dick and Mark were thr…