DAY NINE… 41 miles (66 km)
Mercifully I slept through the Russian sex orgy party but received a very full report at 6.30am from a very sleepy Tim. The revellers had gone in the morning and the party seemed to be going on across the road.
Glad to leave bandit-ville. Lots of nasty dogs on cycle out of town. A lovely climb up to the pass with fantastic views again. Lots of bird life, eagles and blue rollers and some tiny green flycatcher birds, all sitting on a wire.
Visited a Caravanserai where traders on the silk road would overnight. Very old, 13th C.
Camped overnight by a stream. An old man who had a shack nearby, offered us his shack for the night, but really, we vastly preferred the tent. He gave us lots of homegrown melon to eat.