Almaty JW Marriott Hotel

Esentai Park, Almaty, Kazakhstan | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Almaty

The Apple Daddy: Almaty, Kazakhstan

A travel blog entry by wenzels

7

Our first and only stop in Kazakhstan was to be the city of Almaty, formerly Alma Ata (which translates as "Apple Daddy"). Allegedly genetic research shows that the apple indeed stems from somewhere near here. Only about 160 years old, Almaty is a modern city in a beautiful location near the Tian Shan Mountains.

We started off by visiting the large wooden ...

Seen that. Dune that.

A travel blog entry by agnetasherborne

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... created and when these sounds were heard the sand literally vibrated under you. Initially i was worried about landslides, it was just so very steep, but Jim assured me that they never happened! 400m high dunes, 120 km long, 15 km wide are some of the statistics for theses sand dunes which are some of the largest and most spectacular in Mongolia. The one in Namibia, sand dune 40, much easier to climb according to our fellow travellers who had done both. Ger camp ...

Next 'stan' here we come.

A travel blog entry by agnetasherborne

8

... we paid was 50% too much. I don't think she has any idea what we find acceptable and what standard of living we are used to. Anyway we were glad to leave and found a taxi quickly, found equally easily a minivan to take us to Almaty and we were on the road at 9am ($8/each) to travel a distance of 240km. The border crossing was not far away at all and over all it went smoothly some serious pushing and shoving ...

From the steppe to the mountains

A travel blog entry by liamandsam

1
15

... Mother Nature in the end. The hostel itself was very hard to find and no signs. We think the hostel was actually just a family apartment that rented rooms under the table so to speak. It was like being in someone's house, they used the kitchen to make family dinners and the bathrooms had their personal belongings in them. There was two guys from France and Germany there, and they too remarked that it seemed a very odd hostel! We found them via a hostel site, interesting experience ...

Zadnji dan sejma in mala aretacija

A travel blog entry by mojcallstar

37

... 352;e dobro, da imam telefon, ki dela odlične slike! Bwhahahaha ulive v centru mesta so polne sredi dneva. Vendar je mesto kar nekaj. Nima reke, ulice so vse pravokotne. Sicer blazno zelene, ni ulice brez drevja. Vendar nima duše. L park je kot bi jaz okoli hiše ne kosila ene 14 dni in ne obrezovala grmovja. Prosto po Prešernu. J dan smo po sprehodu, ogledu pravoslavne cerkve - Is located in Panfilov Park and is probably the only ...

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This hotel, located on Esentai Park, Almaty, is near City Park.
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