Cycling through Clouds in Central Asia: Camping in the Clouds; today 85 km
May 8, 2014
And finally, let the pedaling begin. We woke up at 5 in the morning and left the hostel at 6. Our bicycles were terribly loaded. In the city, there still was huge presence of the police. Every five meters, there was a cop standing guard. The Turkmenistan president has been visiting Dushanbe.
Very soon we started going up the mountains. We wanted to take it easy for the first day, but still with the load we both were carrying, even taking it easy was difficult. We passed through two tunnels and a beautiful lake where we stopped at a police station to see if we could get some water. It was 4 o'clock so we decided to camp behind the police station overlooking the lake.
After washing ourselves in the bathroom of the station, we made dinner with wild mushroom we bought from some locals and let our withered bodies rest.
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