The 'Airport Clause" is a classic bone of contention.
56 days ago I cleared customs in Kazakhstan at 5 in the morning, and then drove through the darkness to the tiny seaport town where I got on a ship in the Caspian Sea.
For the next 56 days (with the exception of a 4 hr meeting at the seaport, during which time I took this portrait of a camel, inexplicably lounging outside someones house) I was aboard ship, out of sight of the land for the vast majority of the time, dealing with a diversity of nationals including some from the 5 nations that touch the Caspian.
At the end of this voyage of scientific exploration I got my passport back and drove again through the darkened desert to the airport to make my 4am departure.
It was a great adventure, and I look forward to posting some of the notes and photos that I took, but my first question to you is this;
Can I really say Ive been to Kazakhstan?