Last night was my turn to feel sick. I threw up and my stomach was queasy today. Fortunately, feeling better now. We’ve had some cold nights and warm afternoons so are taking off clothes through the day. I waited for the sun to ride before getting up. From here we started what we expected would be 20km more of gravel. Hence, we were pleasantly surprised to have asphalt at 4km. We cycled from here to Борисрол (this area has many Ukrainian immigrants) and here it was confirmed we would have asphalt for a while. It was slightly hilly as we cycled 24km to our first cafe stop.
From here we crossed a broad river valley and were back in wide open country. At 46km was a turnoff for Бозжаевка where we cycled into town to find a shop. A helpful 13-year old girl had a chance to practice her English and help navigate to a shop. Others were curious as well and she helped translate. She had learned English in this town. After the shop we came to the main road and unfortunately had several obnoxious drunks at the cafe here.
From here more wide open roads before fetching water from a nearby stream and camping not much further. We made a slightly shorter day but also wanted to rest some. It was nice and warm in the tent .
81km today, 11301km across Eurasia [Photo: 215, 216]