Travel Blogs from Almaty, Kazakhstan

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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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... was a good deal, and invited me to a French Embassy-sponsored Rencontres D'automne festival, performed by the Almaty Symphony Orchestra.  The performance included Tyz Kouou, whose eponymous score musically portrayed the horseback game ...

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 ...

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 ...

Goodbye Almaty, hello train - au revoir Almaty !, Almaty, Kazakhstan travel blog

Goodbye Almaty, hello train - au revoir Almaty !

A travel blog entry by sallyjonasniels

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We woke up rather early on Monday in order to register at the immigration police (needed for staying more than 5 days in Kazakhstan). Arrived at the police office, we met a former KGB member who was able to introduce himself in 29 languages! In the ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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

Almaty, Kazakhstan: Our Last Stan

A travel blog entry by samber

... 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. ...

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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... delicious. After the lunch we stopped at the 4A cafe around the corner for coffee and cakes. Definitely the best Latte I've had in Almaty so far, and it was a 'gingerbread latte' to keep with the spirit of the season. The cafe is quite an amusing ...

Museum of Kazakh Instruments, Almaty, Kazakhstan travel blog

Museum of Kazakh Instruments

A travel blog entry by torial

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We finally made it to the Museum of Kazkah Musical Instruments on Tuesday.  The museum is housed in a beautiful old wooden building at the eastern end of Ascension Park. We had to pay 200 Tenge ($2) each to get in and walked through three rooms of ...

Out and About, Almaty, Kazakhstan travel blog

Out and About

A travel blog entry by ceshu

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... KISA (KIMEP International Students Association), a Kazakh who is interested in meeting international students, about language in Kazakhstan.  KISA members volunteer their time and knowledge of the nation to help internationasl students acclamate to ...

Wardrobe Troubles, Almaty, Kazakhstan travel blog

Wardrobe Troubles

A travel blog entry by torial

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We have had a quiet few days after the zoo trip and are getting ready for our first organised excursion tomorrow. We have booked a day trip, including the Mosque and State Museum followed by a Hawk farm and the Medeau (Ice Skating Rink). Hopefully some ...

DHL can stick it where the sun don't shine, Almaty, Kazakhstan travel blog

DHL can stick it where the sun don't shine

A travel blog entry by davechrisdamo

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Today's been a bit of a faff, we woke up a little later than intended and I headed into town get some passport photos. An hour and a bit later I returned and we set off to find internet, change money, find a map and send a parcel. My god it took a while ...

It is beginning to look a lot like Christmas, Almaty, Kazakhstan travel blog

It is beginning to look a lot like Christmas

A travel blog entry by torial

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Well today we were woken by a small shout from a young lad who contiues to wake up early every morning. The cries of Mama, Dad its snowing were met with derision from bth parents but especially me as I turned over to return to the land of sleep. ...

Country 115 after LP China got confiscated, Almaty, Kazakhstan travel blog

Country 115 after LP China got confiscated

A travel blog entry by schwate

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... Tian Shan Berge, dort liegen die teuren Wohngegenden, je weiter im Norden, destso billiger und aermlicher wird es. Almaty wirkt ein wenig wie tuerkisches Russland oder russische Tuerkei, i.e. kyrillisch und Doener:-) (Zum Mittagessen hatte ich auch ...

House bound for a few days, Almaty, Kazakhstan travel blog

House bound for a few days

A travel blog entry by torial

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Well, either the lack of sanitation, years past used-by date food in the shopping centre, foreign  bacteria or all of the above have caught up with us. We were planning an expedition to a turkish shopping centre with an in-door ice-skating rink and ...

A few things to remember, Almaty, Kazakhstan travel blog

A few things to remember

A travel blog entry by torial

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Tomorrow is a public holiday in Kazakhstan, possibly Independance Day I think. Should be some parades and fireworks. We have had a little set-back, in that the arrangements we made for forwarding our mail seem to have failed. Many thanks to our ...

Greetings from glorious nation Kazakhstan, Almaty, Kazakhstan travel blog

Greetings from glorious nation Kazakhstan

A travel blog entry by david_sandra

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... free - much to the delight of the party people in the group!   The closer we got to Almaty, the largest city and former capital of Kazakhstan, the more the country looked like central or eastern Europe rather than central Asia. Almaty itself could ...

Crazy Horses, Almaty, Kazakhstan travel blog

Crazy Horses

A travel blog entry by davechrisdamo

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Not a great deal to say about today, it was very much a driving day. We managed just over 600km on our way to Almaty. The only event of note was being pulled over for the obligatory fine which Dave managed to get the cop to downgrade from his ambitious ...

Fantastic News From Home, Almaty, Kazakhstan travel blog

Fantastic News From Home

A travel blog entry by torial

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Well, the last two days have mostly been a recovery form our busy weekend. Tory has a meeting tonight and a few more this week. Everything has been somewhat overshadowed by the fact that our dog 'Sally', who was staying with Tory's parents and their two ...

School Days, Almaty, Kazakhstan travel blog

School Days

A travel blog entry by ceshu

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... arena.  But this is their goal.  I am taking several fascinating classes at KIMEP: Foreign Policy of Kazakhstan, Development Studies, and Domestic and Foreign Policy of the Post-Communist World (focusing on the former Soviet Union).  It is ...

More Snow, Almaty, Kazakhstan travel blog

More Snow

A travel blog entry by torial

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... with Anastasia and her sister. We had a great dinner and Lily and Heath asked lots of insightful questions about life in Kazakhstan, and also some others about Ninja Turtles and Spiderman. It's hard to beleive that we only have 3 weeks left here in ...

Landing in Almaty, Almaty, Kazakhstan travel blog

Landing in Almaty

A travel blog entry by torial

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... and the staff at the hotel where extremely friendly. We were sad to leave and a little apprehensive about coming to Kazakhstan. We boarded the flight to Almaty at about 4:30 Korea time, the 757 wasn't quite as nice as the 777 we flew from Sydney but ...

A nice unorganized update, Almaty, Kazakhstan travel blog

A nice unorganized update

A travel blog entry by smcollins

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... was free... c'est la vie. I've walked around the city, saw the main hotel during the Soviet era - called "Hotel Kazakhstan". I had dinner at the mall in Almaty, called MEGA, a fitting name. At my apartment, we had a bible study the first night I got here ...

Ylamakia ja alamakia, Alma Arasan, Kazakhstan travel blog

Ylamakia ja alamakia

A travel blog entry by iloinensancai

Sen siita saa, kun lahtee vuorille - jatkuvaa yla- ja alamakea. Kazakhstanin ja Kirgisian rajaa vartioiva Tian Shan -vuoristo laittoi sydamen pamppailemaan monellakin tapaa. Kaksi ensimmaista paivaa pelkkaa ylamakea. Hiki virtasi ja rinkka painoi, ...

Bye Bye Borat Country, Almaty, Kazakhstan travel blog

Bye Bye Borat Country

A travel blog entry by schwate

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... Folklore Show (nun ja, die meisten waren leider kazachische Popsaenger von KsdS (Kazachstan sucht den Superstar)). Das Wetter in Almaty war recht durchwachsen, an meinem ersten Tag hatte ich recht viel Regen, aber ich hatte auch einmal Sonnenschein. ...

Kok Tobe, Almaty, Kazakhstan travel blog

Kok Tobe

A travel blog entry by torial

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Well today was a public holiday here in Kazakhstan, with Independence Day being on the Sunday a long weekend seems to have been given to most schools and other enterprises. After being kept awake till 4 in the morning by the fireworks that were going ...

Kazakstan: Arrival in Almaty, Almaty, Kazakhstan travel blog

Kazakstan: Arrival in Almaty

A travel blog entry by mkuechel

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Michael: We made it! We actually drove a 35 year old car through a mostly steppe / desert country with at least 35degree C day time temps and we arrived with only one major hickup. We did have another flat tire on our way here, making it number four so ...

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