From the eyes of a German participant

My experience in Kazakhstan certainly was so full of new and unexpected surprises that I can hardly choose one of them as the most educational or revealing about a specific topic. Nevertheless, during the conversations with the local community about the nuclear testing in Semipalatinsk some things struck me as peculiar and stuck in my head for some time afterwards.

Sitting with locals as we heard their stories growing up nearby the Semipalatinsk testing site.

Sitting with locals as we heard their stories growing up nearby the Semipalatinsk testing site.

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Pavlodar, here we come..

After reaching on the edge of Pavlodar city, we were unexpectedly greeted by large masses of medias, local population , Astana pro local cyclists group and of course the city  mayor who cycled 10 km  with us  towards city center where we did press conference and interacted with local population….

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Pavlodar, here we come.. Large industrial and cultural center of kazakhstan…

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The Croco-Chics

After a morning of cycling, an afternoon of media interviews and ceremony, we were all taken to a river for a short swim and game of volleyball! Thanks to Bimal from Nepal who climbed up to take this photo! Bimal was also elected as one of the new International Student Representatives of the IPPNW Student Movement.

After a morning of cycling, an afternoon of media interviews and ceremony, we were all taken to a river for a short swim and game of volleyball! Thanks to Bimal from Nepal who climbed up to take this photo! Bimal was also elected as one of the new International Student Representatives of the IPPNW Student Movement.

It all started as a joke, when we had our first volleyball game at Semey waiting for the start of the bike tour. Where what started as a friendly game between two teams, come to be the greatest phenomenon in the bike tour; the Crocodile and the chicken teams battle; mind you, don’t be deceived by the title of the teams.

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