Hotel Aigai Kum
Altyn Emil National Park
Republic of Kazakhstan
October 11, 2018
Nyet! and Da!
I refuse to drive the 50 kilometers (31miles) to the “Singing Sand Dunes.” I anticipate the “road” will be uncomfortable, uneven and rough. In addition to my back brace, I will need a dental mouth guard.
I am thinking, “How many sand dunes do I need to see? I have already climbed the dunes in seven countries. I don’t recall if any of them ‘sang’ or even ‘whistled.’ Regardless, enough is enough.”
“Ali,” I suggest to my driver, “Please take the afternoon off.”