Grand Hotel Victory

13 Microdistrict, building 25A, Aktau, 130000, Kazakhstan | 5 star hotel
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Travel Blogs from Aktau

The great Caspian sea! - la mer Caspienne enfin !

A travel blog entry by sallyjonasniels


... and fresh. We followed the sea cost towards the sea port, in order to find out how to take the ferry to Baku in Azerbaijan. There we met nice Turkish truck drivers (aka "Truckys" for Sally) who tried to help us with the ferry tickets and information, and with whom we shared a very nice meal, some of their local liquor, tea and pomegranate juice. And finally an old, knowledgeable, German-speaking and wise driver advised us strongly to take the plane to reach the Caucasus in stead of ...

Wait a minute.....or two.

A travel blog entry by scruffy.alex


... was nothing remarkable except for the increasing curiosity as to what old mate was up to.

Hitting 3pm we had an answer as Wallsy returned with a story of being led by guards aimlessly around the port, pushing his way into an armed barracks and being constantly harassed for money.....but all was not yet over.

The car still impounded by customs the last hurdle to get one piece of paper stamped four times by four separate bureaucrats was ...

Aqtau, Grid City

A travel blog entry by tonztosee


... ideas for city planning certainly differ from the soviet technocrats'.

Having spent 6 years in New York, Berik, our couchsurfing host, was also not fond of the city. However his local knowledge and interest in history certainly enriched our experience. Thanks to him we learned to use unofficial taxis, a great invention combining the idea of hitch-hiking with a low cost taxi ...

Aktau and Atyrau on the Caspian Sea

A travel blog entry by olindy3


... the wheel of the plane directly outside my window seat. To top it off, this Fokker was piloted by a man who called himself Juan Mohammed.

Today, I'm getting ready for another expo, and then we're off tonight to Shymkent. I think I actually get a day off, that's the rumor anyway. I really need it, my mind feels slow and cloudy from jet lag. Even the excellent Turkish-style coffee here can't revive me.

More to come,



The Hole

A travel blog entry by lou_and_dave

... walked out onto any street in London. Although this has put me off the idea of ever enetering an Irish pub again in London as i fear I may enter some sort of gateway and end up walking back outonto the streets of Aktau.

After scoping out the local hotels and discovering the cheapest room was 80pounds we made the fastest decision yet, to get the train out of there. Twenty four hours more on the train, another day with out a shower (to add to the 4 days it had already ...

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This 5 star hotel, located on 13 Microdistrict, building 25A, Aktau, is near Fort Bala Hisar, Taxila, Karakoram Highway, and Mahabat Khan's Mosque.
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