Kyrgyzstan gets the vote for the most beautiful country.

Kieran, my co-rallyer was not really enjoying the trip so far as we disagreed on the issue of whether it was best to travel in a big convoy for both safety and the camaraderie whereas I felt that a big convoy makes it feel like a package holiday with all the best experiences we'd had (sleeping on a porch in Kazakhstan and feasting with their family), we'd had because it was just a few of us.

The trip is changed, I argued, by turning up en-masse.  Keiran got a flight from a local airport and went home.  Just me in the car now, though thankfully continuing to tag along with Cat and Andy.  God bless Cat and Andy.