Visit to the Semipalatinsk Nuclear Test Site » Our group and our transportation

Our group and our transportation

This VW van formerly served EU government peacekeepers in Bosnia, and it is about as indestructible a vehicle one can find. Without a vehicle that will handle ruts, bumps, rocks, deep mud, and tall grass, you cannot go very many places on the Test Site today. Seriously, a horse is probably the fastest transportation out here! But the van did well enough by us that we learned to love it and gave it a temporary name (“Assylbek”, one of the more common Kazakh names).

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