Astra

Zheltoksan str. 12, Almaty, 050050, Kazakhstan | 3 star hotel
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Travel Blogs from Almaty

Van Dushanbe via de Pamir Highway naar Almaty

A travel blog entry by waltert on Jun 25, 2014

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Wow.

De Pamir Highway is werkelijk waar te mooi om te beschrijven. Als ik terugkijk naar alle mooie berglandschappen die ik ooit gezien heb, ben ik alles tegengekomen en meer. Dolomieten, Alpen, de Valley of 10.000 smokes in Alaska, Landmanalaugar in IJsland… elke paar kilometer is het weer totaal anders en net zo of zo …

Long drive and short flight

A travel blog entry by ahartry

15

... day. Our guide said it is a real problem at the height of the tourist season--you have to get there early to be sure of food. The rest of the drive was a little crazy – we had to stop short to avoid a dog, then a car swerving for a unexpected u-turn, then an insane man yelling and waving his arms in the middle of the road. The van stalled when we reached Bishkek, but the driver was able to get it running again. We had a good dinner in a nice café, sitting on the terrace. Then, ...

Bush camp and meeting curious locals

A travel blog entry by agnetasherborne

13

... served, and it was served late but very much worth waiting for. Chicken thigh cooked in its own juices wrapped in alfoil on open coal fire served with a beautiful steamed cabbage and peanut salad as well as mashed potatoes. We all sat around the fire shivering somewhat but greatly enjoying the meal. John has a worse cold than I have and he disappeared of to the tent straight after dinner. It is very obvious that he is not a happy ...

A nothing day

A travel blog entry by agnetasherborne

3

... was a dud. The exhibits not very interesting either and as it stated in LP, ' a shame the only thing in English is "don't touch" so nothing learnt only a few visual impressions. John tried to find places recommended by the guide and the result not great. One 'plov' place was closed, we found the sign, and the other had sold out of that dish. We ate there though and the food ...

Apple Town

A travel blog entry by purcy

4

... as an honorary elephant and taking such good care of me. Plus, it was incredibly fun. I will see them at the finish line!

Almaty means the Apple Town and is a huge city with a stunning mountain backdrop. There is no centre as such with everything very spread out. The prices here are the same as London which was a bit of a shock. There is even a Marks and Spencer here. We visited the bazaar and ended up buying $20 of dried fruit. The Soviet war memorial reminded me of ...

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This 3 star hotel, located on Zheltoksan str. 12, Almaty, is near City Park.
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