Holiday Inn Almaty
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... new' prices.
Anyway, no sleep was lost over the coffee that had cost as much as lunch! A relaxing evening back at the hostel followed, before we headed out for a cheap and cheerful buffet dinner around the corner. Since Nicole was leaving us the following day, we decided we should experience some of the Kazakh nightlife in her honour. The boys brought us to a 'sports bar', where we drank the night away via pitchers of beer, cocktails and shots ...
Monday, August 18, 2014 – Almaty, Kazakhstan
Before I start discussing Almaty, and/or Kazakhstan, I want to talk about our team and the folks that I will be traveling with for the next few days. As you may remember from the last blog, I've been traveling in China alone for the last two weeks. And I have just crossed the Chinese border into Kazakhstan and I will be traveling with this group for a few days due to the fact that one cannot travel ...
... the Mongolian people. A 3km walk uphill with the monastery being just below 2000m. I will let the photos describe the site, the view and the climb to the top. Lucky with the weather today too. It was threatening but rain never eventuated. I was in the cook group responsible for lunch and again we worked well as a team and produced a very nice meal. Continued our drive towards the bush camp. Green hills, high up with ...
... was camel, hump and all. He sales lady drew a picture of a camel to show us what we were buying. kilos with a slice of the hump thrown in for less than $4. Veggies much more expensive but we bought a lot of potatoes, tomatoes and capsicums. Very fresh of course but nit a great variety. All we need though. To the supermarket thereafter to buy sandwich meat and canned stuff. Not much of a choice at all but Mark agonising while i was impatient and just wanted to ...
... supermarket where we stocked up on food, wine and beer before we almost literally staggered home to the apartment. Nice dinner with lots of healthy veggies; beans, cabbage salad, grated carrots, lots of lovely cherry tomatoes and some fried onion and potatoes. John completed his meal with milk and cereal (and local chocolate). First lot of hard exercise since France. We will sure feel it tomorrow. A very memorable day indeed. Five out of five on the memory and worthwhile to do ...