Best Eastern Astana International Hotel

113 Baitursynov Street, Almaty, 480072, Kazakhstan | Hotel
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More Mongolian culture

A travel blog entry by agnetasherborne


Another wonderful morning with a clear blue sky and a warming sun. Up at eight again and by that time John could get into shorts and I out of fleecy jumper and long johns. Long breakfast this morning too and we left a 9.45 to drive the ten minutes back to Kharkhorim to visit the Erdene Zuu Monastery. The name means Precious Buddha and the monastery is Mongolia's oldest, founded in 1586 and is one of the few monasteries to survive, partly intact, the destruction ...

Ice canyon

A travel blog entry by agnetasherborne


... take photos of them; short tailed ground squirrel, Mongolian gerbil and Mongolian pika. Later in the day we saw a Tolai hare and Mongolian gazelle. Have also seen quite a few birds. Lots of ravens and lots of common buzzard, harriers and kestrels. Reached the canyon, we had been warned that the roads might be too muddy to get there, so we were so very pleased. One ...

Next 'stan' here we come.

A travel blog entry by agnetasherborne


... wifi etc. Nice to be in your own space and not in a hotel. Left to go for a walk and strolled through a park where an Orthodox church built 1904, survived the earthquake in 1911 stood. A service was in progress and we went in and looked for a while. All the paraphernalia with fancy outfits etc and the female congregation wearing a head scarf in the style of peasant women. More walking followed and John ...

From the steppe to the mountains

A travel blog entry by liamandsam


... great start to the day! Then we decided to leave the theme park and carry on our walk to Kok Tobe. Two hours later and two buses later, we were in the middle of nowhere. Burnt, hungry, thirsty and grumpy. We could see the gondola but couldn't get to it! A lovely man walking a pram, said follow me (we think) he led us to a group of old men, and we paid one of them to drive us to the gondola! The gondala itself was nothing special, but the view from the top was pretty specutular. ...

Lots of things to like about Almaty

A travel blog entry by timshazz


... said forms…which…were all in Russian and Kazakh. Hmmmm….maybe all the papers lining the walls had examples in English….Nup.

So what to do? Solution….Tim charmed one office worker who spoke a few words of English to fill them out for us from info in our passports and a business card from our hotel…Sweet!

We then went off to another window where someone seemed to be “administering”. Here they took ...

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This hotel, located on 113 Baitursynov Street, Almaty, is near City Park.
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