Travel Blogs from Kazakhstan

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Aktau, Aktau, Kazakhstan travel blog

Aktau

A travel blog entry by lraleigh

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Rencontres D'automne, The Feeling of Fall, Almaty, Kazakhstan travel blog

Rencontres D'automne, The Feeling of Fall

A travel blog entry by lraleigh

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Entering Kazakstan, my light blue visa was stamped on the 15th of November, as hordes of shoppers left China for their home, bringing boxes of inexpensive appliances and goods with them.  Just before the border, as I was carefully changing money on ...

Almaty, Kazakhstan: Our Last Stan, Almaty, Kazakhstan travel blog

Almaty, Kazakhstan: Our Last Stan

A travel blog entry by samber

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... ache - time consuming, expensive and uncomfortable. Power cuts. All minor things though when compared to the big picture. Kazakhstan was probably the most modern followed by Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan (which were about the same) and then Tajikistan. ...

The radiation goes a long way, Semipalatinsk, Kazakhstan travel blog

The radiation goes a long way

A travel blog entry by argieuk

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Spent the morning giving the car a going over. Checked the gearbox (topped it up) axle oil (OK) greased all points, did everything that was required for a 5000 mile service on an elderly car. We were interrupted by the hotel people calling us in for ...

Better roads, Karaganda, Kazakhstan travel blog

Better roads

A travel blog entry by argieuk

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Getting the car ready this morning, with the usual crowd of people who dont speak any understandable language, trying to see what we are doing, getting in the way. Try and stay polite ... Turns out one of them was the owner of the hotel, who was so ...

A long day marred by a few things, Balqash, Kazakhstan travel blog

A long day marred by a few things

A travel blog entry by argieuk

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... 's moment: " Trist? Sorry no understand - Anglais,Britannia Trist? Sorry mate got to get on ,miles to be done Trist- you  Kazakhstan? Oh - tourist? Yes thats us. (Show list of countries on car door,perhaps map and pass on) So what are the roads in ?? ...

Its actually Kazakhstan we're in now, Merke, Kazakhstan travel blog

Its actually Kazakhstan we're in now

A travel blog entry by argieuk

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Martin's Merke moment: Merke is the place we reached today.Its NE of Bishkek.On the whole a good day.After spending a night in Soviet-style hotel - I seem to recall that Intourist was the standard hotel throughout the USSR-Rog and I were a bit bleary ...

Cracking the bureaucracy, Pavlodar, Kazakhstan travel blog

Cracking the bureaucracy

A travel blog entry by argieuk

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... and Warren, from the States (although she is originally from South Africa!!!) and are applying for permanent residence in Kazakhstan to undertake missionary and humanitary work. Eventually he came back and told us that the documnets would be available ...

And into Kyrgyzstan, but very badly, Shymkent, Kazakhstan travel blog

And into Kyrgyzstan, but very badly

A travel blog entry by argieuk

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... is already asleep. Mileage 364k Martin's (cannot think of anything amusing to out here) moment: Well its  not Kyrgystan,its Kazakhstan we are in.And although we drove 364K,we only travelled 138K from where we started.A very frustrating day but we did ...

Cast List, Imeni Chapayeva, Kazakhstan travel blog

Cast List

A travel blog entry by rachelkw

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The road was built in Soviet times, when Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan were one and the same. The border follows the river, approximately, and the road wobbles to and fro across the border as it feels like it. Whilst there is not that much to tell you about ...

Vuoria nakyvissa, Almaty, Kazakhstan travel blog

Vuoria nakyvissa

A travel blog entry by iloinensancai

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Aletaan saataa lupia ja viisumeita Tadzhikistaniin... Almaty on kaunis kaupunki ja on todella virkistavaa nahdapuita ja kukkia seka lumihuippuisia vuoria aavikkoseikkailuiden jalkeen. Blogspot skulaa taas! eli paivityksia saattaa ilmestya myos: ...

One steppe closer, Almaty, Kazakhstan travel blog

One steppe closer

A travel blog entry by cyclinglamb

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... they are not wrong. It is essentially someone's apartment, that someone being So Young, a Korean who is working here in Kazakhstan. Incredibly hospitable, and helpful, who just wants you to feel at home. That is all from me for now, as otherwise any ...

Miliiseista, Aral, Kazakhstan travel blog

Miliiseista

A travel blog entry by iloinensancai

Ihan aluksi mainittakoon, etta kaikki tassa kappaleessa ilmenevat kohtaukset ovat vain ja ainoastaan omaa tyhmyyttamme, laiskuuttamme ja sinisilmaisyyttamme. Seka Venajalle, etta entisen Neuvostoliiton alueelle matkustettaessa tarvitaan muutamaa ...

Look out, look out. There's a copper about!, Almaty, Kazakhstan travel blog

Look out, look out. There's a copper about!

A travel blog entry by teamprinsloo

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... hit the border at about 10 o'clock after nogotiating a funky floating toll bridge and yet more phantom signboards. The queue at the Russia/Kazakhstan border was huge and, joining the que a the back, we were just about resolved to start a fire. kill a ...

In the Apartment, Almaty, Kazakhstan travel blog

In the Apartment

A travel blog entry by torial

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Still having trouble finding easy Internet access. Our move into the apartment yesterday went well and we are in the process of buying the extra things to keep us comfortable for the next three months. There is a shopping mall just up the road and the ...

Before se Tschermans get here, Oral, Kazakhstan travel blog

Before se Tschermans get here

A travel blog entry by mkuechel

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Anna: Kazachstan; so lovely, so friendly and so welcoming! The approximately 70km to Uralsk is brand new tarmac so within one hour we are in town. It's obvious that recently investments have been made from the oil and gas in the area. There are plenty of ...

Vilvoittavien vesien aarella, AlaKol, Kazakhstan travel blog

Vilvoittavien vesien aarella

A travel blog entry by iloinensancai

Kuulimme Almatyssa huhuja pohjoisempana sijaitsevasta sinisesta ja terapeuttisesta Alakol-jarvesta. Iloisen Sancain vuoristossa ja Almatyn loputtomilla kaduilla kuluneet jalat kaipasivatkin jo lepoa ja viilennysta, joten lisasimme valjaan ...

Aasian uusi superkaupunki, Astana, Kazakhstan travel blog

Aasian uusi superkaupunki

A travel blog entry by iloinensancai

... puistoissa rikkaruohot rehottavat, katukivetykset lohkeilevat ja aivan ydinkeskustan ulkopuolella kaikki on viela enemman tai vahemman rempallaan. Ja ennen kaikkea, koko muu Kazakhstan tuntuu laahustavan valovuosia saihkyvan paakaupungin perassa. ...

Tapaus nimelta Aktogay, Aktogay, Kazakhstan travel blog

Tapaus nimelta Aktogay

A travel blog entry by iloinensancai

Aktogay on rakennettu kahden radan risteykseen. Mitaan muuta funktiota on talle Jumalan hylkaamalle paikalle vaikea keksia. Kazakhstanissa on lukuisia vastaavanlaisia aavikolle jahmettyneita asutuskeskuksia. Kesalla on tukahduttavan kuuva, talvella ...

South-West Kazakhstan, Taraz, Kazakhstan travel blog

South-West Kazakhstan

A travel blog entry by sonyann

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... Faute de temps, nous restons aux abords du parc pour une petite nuit dans un joli paysage terriblement venteux.   Le Kazakhstan kazakh et religieux   Nous zappons la grande ville de Shymkent et rencontrons Jonathan, autre Peace Corps expatrie a ...

Aavikkoseikkailu kuorrutettuna pyhiinvaelluksella, Zhanaozen, Kazakhstan travel blog

Aavikkoseikkailu kuorrutettuna pyhiinvaelluksella

A travel blog entry by iloinensancai

Vaikka silmissa oli aamukuudelta viela unihiekkaa, vatsanpohjassa kutkutteli mukavasti. Se oli juuri se jannittava kutkutus, joka puuttuu valmismatkojen all inclusive -paketeista. Syy siihen, miksi ei halua menna helpointa reittia, vaan seikkailla. ...

Austrian helpfulness and German Hospitality, Almaty, Kazakhstan travel blog

Austrian helpfulness and German Hospitality

A travel blog entry by torial

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Yesterday it was still snowy and cold. After playing in the snow some more the kids decided to stay home and Daniel went out and got some children video games. However, we had a bit of a disaster. Lily's 2nd horse riding game worked well, even with ...

Rainy day, Astana, Kazakhstan travel blog

Rainy day

A travel blog entry by petcul

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What do I do on a rainy day in Astana? Well, the first thing is to see if there has been any progress with the bike. I text Sasha. No response. Unusual. I text Assel and get an immediate response. They want the diagnostic programme! How am I supposed to ...

Someone else has other plans, Kökshetaū, Kazakhstan travel blog

Someone else has other plans

A travel blog entry by petcul

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... in that it didn't seem to be the problem. A text to Dmitri in the Ukraine starts the process of a rescue. Denis, aftersales manager BMW Kazakhstan, contacts me and says he can get someone to bring the bike to them for $1050. Denis, I can fly the bike to ...

More Hats, Almaty, Kazakhstan travel blog

More Hats

A travel blog entry by torial

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We went back to the place where Daniel found his hat, intending to get a hat for Tory. Well, Tory got her hat, similair to Daniel's, but with a black/white speckled fur. Heath and Lily spotted the kids hats in the story and so they got one each. Then ...

New Beginnings, Anar, Kazakhstan travel blog

New Beginnings

A travel blog entry by petcul

The early start I hope for does not materialise. I have tea at Nikolai's. I say goodbye to him. I say goodbye to Nikolai II. I go to Astana Motors and say goodbye to Sasha and Assel and I am finally on my way at midday. I feel a strange reluctance to ...

Back on the road (with a vengeance), Kurti, Kazakhstan travel blog

Back on the road (with a vengeance)

A travel blog entry by petcul

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I am away early this morning. The day is a series of 2, 3, 4, 5 and 7 mile straights. I've lost the wheat fields and it is now dry grassland. There are hills on the horizon for a while and the we return to grassland at Lake Balkhash, where dried fish is ...

Who will rescue the rescuers?, Astana, Kazakhstan travel blog

Who will rescue the rescuers?

A travel blog entry by petcul

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It takes me an hour to pack up and then to the cafe for breakfast. I say good morning and order with authority and my nyet lady compliments me on my improving Russian!!! The rescue truck is expected at 14.00 and bang on time pulls up outside. I had in ...

Astana, Astana, Kazakhstan travel blog

Astana

A travel blog entry by gearoids

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We had a quick bite to eat and shower in Evgeny's and headed to the station where we had to pass a few hours to wait for our train to Petropavlovsk . This wouldn't be a problem as we bought a lovely bottle of Armenian Areni wine. Memories come flooding ...

Baby Jesus Meets Zen Water Feature, Almaty, Kazakhstan travel blog

Baby Jesus Meets Zen Water Feature

A travel blog entry by torial

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We had an excellent lunch at the Zhety Kazana, on Marketaeva St. just behind the Jibek Joly Mall, on Saturday afternoon with Jessie. Jessie is a Canadian who has lived here for four years teaching and adds to the long list of Canadians who I have meet ...

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