Posts Tagged ‘mozzies’

Mozzie attack

6th July 2010 by Helen

Monday 5th July

We drove until late last night.  Too late to find a decent bit of off-road camping.  With it being dark and impossible to see we pitched up in a road side parking bay and kipped in the cab.  Only problem was we had parked near some still water and the cab was full of mozzies when we woke this morning.  Paul had complained of a difficult night sleeping for the sound of their buzzing, while Helen blissfully slept through the noise but noticed the lumps and bumps of their work when she woke.  After squashing some 50 or more of the little whatsits on the inside of the windscreen, we moved on.

We are taking it easy on Landy’s newly repaired suspension and eventually we reached Kyzlorda, a largish town where we have once again found access to the Internet – this time in a games Internet cafe surrouned by kids and teenagers playing games!

Trying to post a letter from Kazakhstan

5th July 2010 by Helen

Friday 25th June

Message to my dad – your birthday card was late because when I tried to post it from a post office in a largish town in Kazakhstan they looked perplexed and said they didn’t have the facilities to post anything to England!!

Gratefully, we find the mozzies are considerably reduced in number than they were from Poland onwards.  We are now in the desert and are also grateful to find there are few sandflies too.  Giving Helen a chance to recover from the multitude of lumps and bumps already obtained.

2010 06 25 - Kazakhstan road ruts (2)See the road ruts in Kazakhstan!!

Poland Day 2

12th June 2010 by Helen

Productive morning at Artur’s this morning with Paul working on the car and getting our shower and water filtration system working properly.  Helen managed some re-organising of the on-board office and to get some washing done.  Headed off towards Auschwitz with Paul still driving. Hideously hot and humid and loads of mozzies.  Think we might have been scammed today, time will tell.  Eventually found Auschwitz and looked for somewhere to park nearby.  After wasting an hour or so in this latter pursuit we found someone who told us there is camping at the museum!!  Therefore writing this in a car park with the roof tent up surrounded by camper vans.