PANAM-SUR 2012
Russia II
Russia II
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Entering Russia

Entering Russia
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Border protection

Border protection
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No-man's land between border stations and finally real good blacktop again

No-man's land between border stations and finally real good blacktop again
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The Russian border

The Russian border
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Another Mongol Rally car finding its way to Mongolia

Another Mongol Rally car finding its way to Mongolia
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Entering the Altai Republic, home to over 7000 lakes and snow-capped mountains

Entering the Altai Republic, home to over 7000 lakes and snow-capped mountains
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Our first stop- Kosh Agash

Our first stop- Kosh Agash
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Not much of a shopping opportunity here

Not much of a shopping opportunity here
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Camping at the Chuya River

Camping at the Chuya River
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Glimpses of the Yuzhno-Chuyskiy Mountains which straddle the border between Russia, Kazakhstan, China and Mongolia...

Glimpses of the Yuzhno-Chuyskiy Mountains which straddle the border between Russia, Kazakhstan, China and Mongolia...
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...reach a height of 4.500m

...reach a height of 4.500m
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Entering Biysk at the Biya and Katun rivers

Entering Biysk at the Biya and Katun rivers
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Museum

Museum
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The best Shashlik in all of Russia

The best Shashlik in all of Russia
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Open 24 hrs.

Open 24 hrs.
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Moving on to Barnaul, the capital of the Altai Territory

Moving on to Barnaul, the capital of the Altai Territory
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Found a great shop to have some springs replaced

Found a great shop to have some springs replaced
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Train station

Train station
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Back on the road towards the Kazakh border

Back on the road towards the Kazakh border
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Endless fields along the road

Endless fields along the road
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Last shopping in Rubtsovsk before crossing the border

Last shopping in Rubtsovsk before crossing the border
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Rubtsovsk main employer

Rubtsovsk main employer
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Spending the night at the border

Spending the night at the border
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Leaving Russia for Kazakhstan

Leaving Russia for Kazakhstan