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... a special material which absorbs heat and somehow keeps summer temperatures inside even in the depths of the brutal local winters. It contains a range of western shops as well as eateries and kids play area, but also, up at the top, a tropical beach where one can go and lie in the 'sun', and if I lived here in winter, I think I'd be happy to pay for that hot illusion! Nearby is a classical- style opera house which, ...
... I've found on every such table (including on the table of the homes we stayed at in Kyrgystan) were baskets of bread, bowls of nuts, chocolates and biscuits and lots of fruits. Different salads are also very common, salads that include beetroot and potato and a variety of combinations of both are popular, and delicious, as are salads that include the cucumber and tomato. Cucumber is very popular, but not as popular as cabbage. Cabbage ...
... if a giant was to walk along it could pick up the building and put it on his head and safely go biking!
The development is fast and quite stunning. Famous architects, including Norman Foster, have been contracted to design some amazing buildings including Kahn Shatyr, the world's largest tent (and my favourite shopping mall) and it is this stunning architecture that is what struck me first on my arrival here, and ...
... It also symbolized this being a 'new country'. Lots of very striking new architecture ( more notable than Ashgabat), and a vibrant city, with a bit more western flair. The president is trying hard to modernize his country.
Its weather is a challenge with severe extremes, which makes fancy indoor shopping malls very popular. Our first day we walked around the public areas, including going up the Bayterek Monument, where there ...
Thank you all so much for your prayers for safe travel. God was gracious and we arrived with all our luggage (19 bags!) and a minimum of discomfort from airplane food and leg space. :)
We fell into bed around 1:30am Kazakhstan time, had a leisurely morning, and left around noon for a quick drive tour of downtown before heading to Eigilik coffee shop to meet Alexey's co-laborer, Martha ...