G Empire Hotel
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... not to join the queue to place our own hands in his, settling instead for a couple of beers as we admired the views. It's only from above that the landscaping of the boulevard and the alignment of its buildings can really be appreciated and it is very impressive. Out at the eastern end are government ministries in a curved row, flanked by conical gold office towers, and beyond that the presidential palace, the Ak Orda, ...
... liked dill on arrival here, but have experienced what can only be called dill over kill and have sworn off it for life! (Refer back to everything@120% observation previously.)
Along with the staple dishes served are the delicacies, the famous traditional dishes. First and foremost of course is Beshbarmak. The most popular and favoured way of serving horse. It is like a stew of sorts, with very little in the way of ...
... a culture of its own. Although there is little in the way of trees (we are right in the middle of the wide open steppe) and historical buildings don't go back very far, the fascinating buildings that are here provide visual splendour enough. I also think that coming from Brunei where I often wondered if there was a town planner to be found in the whole country (or if they had gone into hiding in shame at what was ...
... which was much tamer than the other markets I've visited here, but still worth a few pics.
We went to the new National History Museum, which had excellent displays of gold, including from horses that were buried with the Golden Man (I learned there were seven Golden Men). They have 4 of them here. Unfortunately photos were not allowed, but they're on the fountain out front, which also has the horses with their ceremonial ...
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 ...