Charyn Canyon


We headed back to Almaty to attend Alty’s prom. It lasted till sunrise. Alty and her friend Ainura then took me to the Charyn Canyon. This Canyon seems as large as the grand canyon except there are few tourists. The drive out was long and bumpy (with no toilet, nor would i see one again till we got back to Almaty). We parked at the edge of the canyon and hiked down. Nobody told me we were going to walking so long, so I was parched and tired when we reached the river. Of course, after a short break everyone walked over to the edge of the canyon and started climbing… I guess we were also going to climb. Struggling to keep up, with little water and bad shoes, we saw the most astounding views. On the way back, I honestly thought I might die because I was so thirsty, but I made it back!

Once we got back to Almaty, Alty wanted to show me the mountains so up up up we went to the ski lift, and then all the way up to the top. What a view!

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