The next morning, I headed north to Bishkek. Itís a hot windy road, and the shortest way is thru a bit of Uzbekistan, but as I didnít feel like dealing with borders, I went around it, arguing with the GPS the whole way, which did its best to get me totally lost!
But I finally got on the right road. Theres a long ride thru a canyon, pretty ride, but hard to make good time. I finally got around a huge lake, & found a town with sort of a hotel right as it was getting dark. A room was 3.00, and Iíd say it was overpriced. Horrible place, but it was my only option.