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This was probably a good hotel in its day, but its day was long ago.
In western standards this would struggle to rate 2 stars, the rooms are sad, the breakfast looked as if its don e on the basis that if you don t eat it today, you'll get it tomorrow until you do eat it. Juice was thin, pancakes were cold and nothing to go on them, loads of fried eggs, how old are they?
Wifi only works in the foyer, altho there is a signal on the floors, but it doesnt connect
Poor but very expensive
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Shymkent, the third largest city in Kazakhstan, is a vibrant settlement with a lively downtown and a "Central Asian" buzz which perhaps comes from the fact that it is the most ethnically Kazakh of the major cities in the country. Its most popular attractions are its bustling bazaars and grand ceremonial squares as well as its warm ...
Our last destination in Kazakhstan, was the city of Shymkent in the south not far from Uzbekistan. We found Kazakh cities rather boring: except for the local bazar, a bunch of musea and parks, there is little to see. So after one day off again to the nature. This time to Kaskasu, a little village at the foot of the ...
... in the town( used to be on the Sea, now it is 25 K away!) our host cooked amazing meals for us , besh bemak(means 5 fingers since you eat it with your hands) noodles with meat( usually horse sausage is used for weddings, I helped make the noodles with my rad udon skills from Japan) and pike perch from the Aral. Her husband was our driver, she was a great cook and their kids were adorable (5 kids, bronze ...
... Eight ( no apologies for the name...) Were Myself, Fiona, Louise, Bruce, Anna, Phil, Kelly and Hayden, a mixture of horse riding experience ranging from a little to zero! Julie was not up for five hours in the saddle following our ride back home in Australia, an hour is about her limit!
We would trek for about five hours and meet the group at the canyon. After watching Calypso take the rest of the group to the canyon we had to wait a little ...
... state of the road the it takes upwards of three hours to traverse. Three hours of continuous bone-rattling each way that left us both shaken and stirred.
One night on our way back to the hotel after dinner, we were waiting at the bus stop when a completely dark bus approached the stop. V started walking towards it without realizing that it was not a city bus, but when he did realize it was too late. The bus was full of police ...