board games for pants

Posted on

Google Maps

By loading the map, you agree to Google's privacy policy.
Learn more

Load map

Wore my long pants for the first time today:

long pants

Or rather, I had worn them before, but never when I was walking. But today I thought, yes, it’s cold enough for long pants!

Before the edge of town I stopped in a little shop and got some water, and the shop owner gave me a loaf of bread for the way:

nice shop keeper

Thank you, friendly shop owner!

Then I said good-bye to Merki at its town gate:

Merki gate

And I took a picture of one of the many German trucks that had somehow made their way into Central Asia to lead a second life here:

Tannen Brรคu truck

I looked up the company because I wanted to send them the picture of their truck. But according to what I was able to gather from Google, Tannen Brรคu is no more.

Well, at least their truck is still around.

And there were a lot of different trucks on the road:


It was a bit boring on the two-lane highway:


Boring but okay:


By loading the video, you agree to YouTube's privacy policy.
Learn more

Load video

I left the main road once because I felt so bored with it. But the little dirt path that I found didn’t seem to lead anywhere:


So I went back to the road.

This lady gave me a jar of honey and directions to the next village:

honey vendor

I passed a few graves:


Then I was in a small village called Kamenka. There was not much there in terms of guesthouses or restaurants, the only thing that I could find was a shop. So I went into that shop and asked the owner if she knew anyone who might be able to take me in for the night (I offered to pay a little).

The owner talked to some people, and a few minutes later I was staying with a lady and her son. The son was playing a Kazakh board game with his friend:

dudes playing

I didn’t manage to fully comprehend the game. It was something about trying to steal the stones in the opponent’s compartments by adding them up as the game went round:

Kazakh game

I watched for a while. And while I did this I had one of the cameras shoot a timelapse outside in the yard:

moon over the back yard

And each time I went out to check on the camera I noticed two things:

  1. The night was beautiful.
  2. I was happy that I didn’t have to camp in that beautiful night.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *