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- Minbar in room
- Non-smoking hotel
- High-speed internet in room (free)
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... near her place, right in the heart of the showy architectural pieces, and we walked along Nurzol Bulvar, the central boulevard of the new city, a couple of kilometres of walkway with fountains, gardens and some of the landmark buildings. In line with the boulevard, beyond its western limit, stands Khan Shatyr, looking like a large tent erected at an angle, but while it's pleasing to the eye, its genius lies in ...
... a guest with an empty cup is rude. When at a Woman's Day celebration and meal with my department at our HOD's home we were also served red wine and both the wine glass and the chai bowl were consistently being refilled. Strangely Georgian red wine and tea are the perfect combination of drinks when feasting all afternoon!!
So what are the delicacies and foodstuffs that so grace the table for these celebrations I speak of? Well ...
... One beside the aforementioned plaza that has been emptied in the few months I've lived here ( I'm presuming the inhabitants have been moved into some of the new apartments that have been built, but you know, wouldn't put money on it...) and one squeezed between my gym, the Alau fitness centre, that is built to resemble something like a huge bug with horns, and the velodrome which is so like a giant cycle helmet that I often ...
This is my last stop, visiting more friends whom I know through work. It's great having them show me around. They live in a surprisingly spacious apartment in a building built by the Soviets in the 90's, so another inside look at life here.
Astana became the 'new ' capital of Kazakhstan in 1997, moved from Almaty by the strong-man president because it was more central to the Kazakh and Russian populations, and less ...
... rousing game of UNO allowed a few team members to meet another patron, while the more introverted took a quieter break. Later this afternoon we'll be going to look at the concert venues.
We continue to covet your prayers, especially as we finalize our schedule, prepare for the concerts and adjust to our jet lag. But we've already seen God working and we can't wait to see what else he will do!