By lucky chance I have met Jan and Anouk in Almaty on 3rd of September 2017. This crazy couple came to Almaty for few days on their own with backpacks on shoulders and were planning to go further to Uzbekistan by train – normal way of travelling for most Dutch people:). They wanted to see so much in a squzzed time. On that day we went to Big Almaty Lake for several hours, after they visited Medeo and Shymbulak. They had train the next day in the afternoon and big desire to see Charyn, so we took a chance and started trip to the canyon very early in the morning. We had a great discussion during our long road and nice hike along the Valley of Castles. I guess we all enjoyed that spontaneous jorney!