Beket Ata, Kazakhstan

The Pilgrimage to Beket Ata

I had almost completely drifted off to sleep, my eyes tightly shut, my head propped up against the side of the Soviet era minivan as it raced through the Kazakhstan desert in the dark of night. Then suddenly, THUD! The jarring impact followed by the shrieks of my fellow passengers jolted me wide awake. As …

The Pilgrimage to Beket Ata