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


... the rest of the country, but I'm sure it will.

Finally reaching the town centre 16hours after berthing in Aktau, a massive feed of a burger from the expensive but great expat haven Gun's and Roses went someway to improving spirits.

Tomorrow we kick off with another delve into what I'm sure will be more bureaucratic ridiculousness trying to register our passports at the migration office before hopefully getting out on the great open road.

Day 27: Still Aktau

A travel blog entry by latitudeproblem

... the beach cafes. I ordered a coffee for 300 Tenge (1.25) but there was a 300 Tenge entrance fee! For a cafe in the middle of the day! Anyway it was still a cheapish coffee and made extra cheaply with long life milk and Nescafe. Zulfira used to live in Almaty so she was really missing the cosmopolitan atmosphere that it definitely not quite there in Aktau. Her parents moved here and even though she is 24 she basically had to move with them. She told me this was quite ...

Day 26: Aktau

A travel blog entry by latitudeproblem

... s more like rocks but you can set your towel up and top up your Kazakhs-Tan while dipping your feet in the Caspian Sea. I went for a little swim as is appropriate when faced with any water, I hope it's safe to swim in, I know there's uranium deposits somewhere around here. I risked it, I was later told it's completely safe and I saw loads of others swimming later that day. I could have done with growing an extra hand, it would be really useful ...

Day 25: J#58 Tbilisi to Almaty to Aktau

A travel blog entry by latitudeproblem

... Very interesting seeing the sudden change in faces as we crossed over the Caspian Sea. Everyone looked Asiatic, maybe oriental, everyone I now shared the cabin with could pass as being from the Far East, apart from the odd Georgian who just looked ruddy faced and a bit drunk, I considered myself in the latter category. As we passed over the disappearing Aral Sea and over vast desert I started to get excited about what was to come. I planned to visit the Aral Sea in Aralsk, I ...

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This 5 star hotel, located on 13 Microdistrict, building 25A, Aktau, is near Taxila, Altit Fort, Baltit Palace, and Abakh Hoja Tomb.
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    3.50 of 5 stars Very Good