Grand Hotel Tien-Shan

Bogenbai Batyr St.,115, Almaty, Kazakhstan | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Almaty

The Apple Daddy: Almaty, Kazakhstan

A travel blog entry by wenzels


... in Panfilov Park. It's a real beauty on the inside and you’d never guess it was made entirely out of steel-enforced wood if you see it from the outside. Due to the flexibility of the materials used it’s one of the few survivors of the devastating earthquakes of 1887 and 1911. We also visited the Museum of Musical Instruments and were given a performance in ...

Ice canyon

A travel blog entry by agnetasherborne


Pretty basic food for breakfast. Not a ger camp to remember! Drove to the Ice canyon which is part of the Yolin Am national park. Sat on the roof and that was great. Saw lots and lots of little creatures. We could see the burrows and hear the squeaks of these little creatures which made it easy to spot them. They scurried around and were really very cute. Later I was ...

Next 'stan' here we come.

A travel blog entry by agnetasherborne


... wifi etc. Nice to be in your own space and not in a hotel. Left to go for a walk and strolled through a park where an Orthodox church built 1904, survived the earthquake in 1911 stood. A service was in progress and we went in and looked for a while. All the paraphernalia with fancy outfits etc and the female congregation wearing a head scarf in the style of peasant women. More walking followed and John ...

From the steppe to the mountains

A travel blog entry by liamandsam


... are so close to the city and massive - the photos don't do them justice. I think if we had more time, we would have done a few days of trekking or getting a bit closer! We had a beer and a wander around at the top, there was more old theme park rides and a zoo to feed animals. Once we got back to the hostel, we rested up and decided to go out for tea. We googled a restaurant, and on the way to it found some street food and were sold! Finally I could try some famous Plov ( Russians, ...

Around Almaty: chairs and visas

A travel blog entry by mkuechel


... the video evidence. He starts reviewing hours of surveillance of the shop yard. Sure enough we left the chairs at the wall as suspected. Then about a half hour after we left an employee is seen sweeping the yard, "schwups" he picks up the chairs and walks off... The manager is now livid makes some phone calls, and then we wait.
In the meantime I'd decided to use the time to check on some info on Kyrgyzstan online. Turns out we can't drive the very scenic route east ...

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