Grand Hotel Victory
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
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... 45-minute flight over the east coast of the Caspian Sea. After collecting our luggage, we were met in the airport lobby by a very assertive taxi driver who offered to take us to the Renaissance Hotel for 2,000 Tengi, about US$10. A good deal since the airport is about an hour out of the city.
We will call our driver Iqbal because his driving brought back fond memories of Iqbal, our driver in Pakistan for four years. Aggressive driving was Iqbal's ...
... where everything was written in this wonderful Georgian script. Dmirti, a nice guy we met in the airport, who spoke Czech (but not English), took us by car to a pretty little hostel in the city center of Tbilisi. We enjoyed a lot the car ride that took us in the central streets of this wonderful capital city. We were really stunned by the beauty of this European-style city, all lite up at night like a Christmas tree, and of course we enjoyed the nice beds that were waiting for us at the ...
... the four stamps. A process that should only take 15mins took 2hours.
Paper in hand, car at the gate, just to add a little bit more insult to injury Wallsy was subjected to one more demand for money, money, money and a complete unpack of the car by the guard before finally being granted freedom.
The whole day was nothing more then a waste of bureaucratic bungling heavily influenced by the ever present demand for a bribe. Hopefully this ...
... kicked me out at 9am and I went to the expensive Renaisaance Hotel to use their wifi. Kostya’s driver picked me up at 11 and we were on the road before 12. Leaving the strange town of Aktau behind, the scenery suddenly went completely featureless. This wasn’t steppe it was pure desert. Dried salt lakes and only the odd tuft of grass, completely and utter desolation. I was excited to be on the road again and we were flying along at 70 or 80 km’s a n ...
... Zulfira 200 because she is a Kazakh, great idea to attract tourists that one. I didn’t learn a great deal but there were some funny displays put together with kids toys to try and demonstrate what the region was like in the time of dinosaurs. We walked past the MiG memorial with a decommissioned old Soviet jet fighter on a plinth as if it’s taking off into the sky. The eternal flame in remembrance of those who died in the second world war and finally we ended ...