We had driven all through the night and it was on the odometers 88,000th mile that Olly and i pulled over to watch the sun rise and have a morning coffee.
I have been very lucky in my life to see many amazing things from the Northern Lights, to wild Whales and some amazing sights especially on this trip but to watch the sun rise in the middle of Kazakhstan after driving there, with no one around but both teams was a moment i will cherish for ever.
We continued on through the day with everyone shattered from the night drive and got to the Kazak / Russian border.
The queue didn't seem that bad at first so we sat and waited it took at least 30 minutes for the line of vehicles to move it was then that we realised we may be here for some time.
We arrived at just gone 7.00 PM and by 9.00 PM still had barley moved so whipped out the camping stoves and made tea it was almost midnight by the time we got to the front of the queue and then 1.00 AM by the time we left. First things first was bed!
We ended up driving round the first town we came across and looking for hotels, apparently not a single one we tried had any room, even the ones that looked empty were full so we decided to drive around the back of one of them and park the cars with enough space to get a tent up and then went to bed.