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.
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….
lets view some pictures….
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.