Grand Hotel Tien-Shan

Bogenbai Batyr St.,115, Almaty, Kazakhstan | Hotel
Prices starting from $169.00

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Almaty, Kazakhstan: Our Last Stan

A travel blog entry by samber

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... and war memorial where we saw two brides posing for photos. Had the enjoyable experience of visiting a Kazakh post office. With not a word of English spoken the seemingly simple task of posting something to the UK turned into a right mission. Let's just hope it arrives. We weren't able to catch up with Simon whilst we were there but we did see the lovely Ulzhana. The first night we caught up she took us to a really yummy shashlyk place where Sam was treated to a face full of ...

Mongolian culture

A travel blog entry by agnetasherborne


... a 5km walk to visit a local family. The sun shone from a clear sky but we had a fierce wind which mad the day feel like a Canberra cold winter's day. The walk was across the field I had ridden across yesterday and w encountered all sorts of life; squirrels, yaks, gers with people doing their tasks, horses, lazy dogs etc. very nice. The visit became one of the highlights of this trip. Such a genuine visit to generous, welcoming people who seemed to have all the time in the ...

South Gobi bush canp

A travel blog entry by agnetasherborne


... travelling with only one stop not including those when we ate. We had a leaking water dispenser and needed to fill up water from a well. With the help from our Mongolian guides we found a village in which there was a place we could buy water from. Good fun to watch the locals come with their water containers. Lots of them so obviously a daily chore. Took some photos not only of the people but their houses too. Good clear weather ...

The Land of Borat & Co.

A travel blog entry by jess_and_ben


Yesterday morning we set out for the Kazakh border and the former capital city of Almaty, a 250 km drive from Bishkek. The border crossing went smoothly - our Kazakh visas were (as hoped!) in order - and the border processes took under an hour. On the Kyrgyz side the only question we were asked regarding our luggage was whether we were carrying any guns; on the Kazakh side they wanted to know if we were ...


A travel blog entry by parleusted


... artwork distinguishing one station from another. We managed to get on or off at most of the stations as we explored the city. Like the Tashkent metro, ridership is low and you are never going to be standing unless you want to. But unlike Tashkent photography is allowed. And announcements are loud but sparse and made in both Kazakh and Russian.

Among the popular sights in the city is Panfilov Park, a large rectangular patch of greenery. It houses ...

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This hotel, located on Bogenbai Batyr St.,115, Almaty, is near City Park.
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