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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Zhetysu Almaty
a creapy soviet-style hotel, that has maybe been once a nice one. But now that's only a leftover of an old wealthy era. It's maybe the only cheap place to stay in Almaty (10 euros/person/night if you ask for the "hostel").
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... as calm as she could be. I recruited a teenage boy next to me to help lift the kennel off the carousel, and called to Lory to join us for a group hug. We were much relieved to have our girl safe and sound in Atyrau. With no quarantine!
As our other bags arrived, we faced a logistics challenge to move our eight pieces of luggage, carry-ons, shopping bags and kennel through the exit gate. Lory went ahead to look for Gulnara, the school secretary who ...
Written by Dominik
10th - 11th August
Waking sprawled out over my Queen sized bed and having a hot power shower which had nozzles all down the wall for a full body wash was what greeted us accompanied by a lovely breakfast. We didn't hang around because we were anticipating that the Kazakstan border which lay just over 30 km away would be an awkward one because to get the visa you needed to prove you had travel insurance, have a hotel booking and details of your itinerary ...
Today was a lazy day. We all had a late breakfast in the lounge (which is a great perk!) then went off to see if we could find a pharmacy. It was rainy in the morning. We stopped briefly by the Presidential Palace, mostly to huddle out of the rain, then found the mall. The pharmacy there had no insulin, but we wandered briefly around the mall, just to see it. You ...
Quiet morning with a cooked breakfast, Spanish omelet, before packing. Sun from a completely blue sky but not warm but the very opposite. We were all rugged up and had i owned a beanie i would have worn that too. Amazing how the temperature have changed in just basically a day's driving north. We had one nice photo stop; a Mongolian family with herds of goats and horses in front of their ger but the really cute bit was the rugged ...
... we couldn't get a taxi we walked to our next hotel, Zaluuchuud. Not too far and since the temperature was cool the walk was OK. Saw our truck, Archie, and even introduced ourselves to the crew; Jim, Gino and a girl who I believe is not to join this particular departure. Jon, the Dutchman, we met Too. A fellow traveller, chain smoker and of our age but looking older. The rest of the day we spent mainly at the ...