Cosmonaut Hotel

Krivoguza str. 162, Karaganda, 100019, Kazakhstan | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Karaganda

A Quest to be back in time for a celebration

A travel blog entry by melasahara on Feb 14, 2013

... br> I arrive in time at the airport. Thankfully the shops open some time before boarding. I get a camel for my younger one to match the one I've brought him from Egypt, and a small yurt for the older one. If you find yourselves there, don't forget to buy those chocolates in blue wrap. They are really tasty even though they aren't sweet.
Ten hours to Frankfurt, two hours waiting time and another three hours to reach the home airport.

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Repairs, Astana and a Thunderstorm

A travel blog entry by scruffy.alex on Jul 31, 2012

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Right today is going to be a good day.

On the road we should have been on from the start, sure enough we were in Astana by mid morning. With a short off road section around roadworks adding to the layers of mud caked on from yesterday, we added a wash to the list of tasks for the day.

Into town and stopped at the police checkpoint, fortunately the officer wanted nothing more then to say hello and ask us to clean the number plate which was now ...

A win! Chalk it up...

A travel blog entry by wallsy on Jul 31, 2012

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So here's a free lesson...

Back in '94 old mate el presidente named Astana over Almaty as the new capital of Kazakhstan... interesting move, pun intended. Supposedly one of his reasons was to be closer and provide better transport links with Russia. Unfortunately, none of his advisors told him that to improve ties to the north you're gonna need an actual road!!

It started off alright today... a nice cruise and ...

Better roads

A travel blog entry by argieuk on Apr 13, 2011

2 comments, 16 photos

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 impressed with all our efforts that he pressed 7000 Tenge (about half of the overnight costs) into my hand. Of course, haging had people try and buy the car from us all along, I thought he was joking, but no, ...

Aktau and Atyrau on the Caspian Sea

A travel blog entry by olindy3 on Mar 13, 2011

3 comments, 4 photos

We arrived in Aktau after a 3 hour red-eye flight on Sunday morning. Aktau....oh my. To put it mildly, this place was quite lacking in charm. Or, I could also call it a lifeless pile of cinder blocks on the edge of the Caspian sea.

Dry, flat, bleak, colorless, windy Aktau. I'm glad we only stayed long enough to work the exhibition in the hotel, partly because of the uninspiring surroundings, and partly because the dark hallways and patterned ...

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This hotel is located in the Midtown area of Karaganda.
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