Grand Park Esil
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
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... had no performances during my visit.
The Bayterek Tower is around the centre of the boulevard and its golden orb represents the national legend of the mythical bird Samruk laying in a tree too tall for humans to reach, a golden egg containing the secrets of their happiness - interesting symbolism for the president to choose for this monument, which holds his handprint high up inside the egg. ...
... and served in a variety of ways, in soups, in casserole type dishes, fried on its own, in coleslaws and wherever a meal can be fattened up with veggies. Funnily enough, considering the huge array of cabbage dishes on offer here, I have never seen it served boiled, as it was served to me in my youth. Yuck! The other very common vegetable is of course the potato, and the number one herb, served with just about everything , is dill. Many of ...
... me eight months on. I know many travellers are interested in historical buildings and many people have described Astana as a city without a soul, however for me it is different. I am addicted to the new, new challenges, new places, new experiences and there is something about the newness of it all here that fascinates me. There are people from all over Kazakhstan here , and all over the world in lesser doses, and slowly it ...
... president's golden handprint, which crowds come to touch.
We also visited the local Islamic Center / mosque built by one of the United Arab Emirates. It was busy because of a Muslim holiday, and it appeared that at least some only participate for holidays, like other religions.
The next day I was content to just follow my friend on some errands, some shopping for her adorable little girl. We passed through the ...
... rousing game of UNO allowed a few team members to meet another patron, while the more introverted took a quieter break. Later this afternoon we'll be going to look at the concert venues.
We continue to covet your prayers, especially as we finalize our schedule, prepare for the concerts and adjust to our jet lag. But we've already seen God working and we can't wait to see what else he will do!