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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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... not been with us giving the history. The girls decided to also show us a pioneer village. The village contained a street of traditional houses from surrounding countries. There was also a small zoo where we got the closest we have been to bears, with the cage not even a metre from onlookers. We said our farewells to the girls late that afternoon and had a quiet dinner at a local restaurant and stocked up on snacks for our border crossing into Russia the next ...
... is such a great experience We arrived to the ger camp where my group was responsible for lunch. Mark had decided on vegetable soup and even though we had chopped everything at breakfast it took for ever to get the food cooked and ready. bot really a day for soup either because it was almost sweltering hot. john and I are totally in favour of fast lunches eg sandwiches! Left at four and drove the 40 minutes to "the Singing dunes" or Khongoryn Els. What ...
... farm it was. Right there. And the performance also promised by The book started promptly when it did at the time of writing the guide. At five . I will let the photos describe what we saw. Good fun, interesting and colourful even though we understood absolutely nothing of what was being told. The performance lasted for 45 min and cost us as much as the entrance fee to the park eg $13. Really good fun. Luckily we could catch a local bus halfway home and a private taxi ...
... going in search of food. There had been some amazing smells coming from near our hotel so we followed our noses and weren't disappointed. We found a lovely little outdoor seating area and perused the menu. Ok so no english... we'd prepared for this and were slightly excited at the idea of not knowing what we were ordering. We attempted translating from our russian phrasebook but of course the menu is written in kazakh. So we finally gave in and just pointed at random items on ...
... was of course dubious as I did not know him or know where I was. Eventually he got me a taxi and paid the driver in local currency and refused to take any money from me even though I offered him US dollars, he said it would be his pleasure. Its nice to see that such generosity still exists in todays modern world.
Overall a great experience in central Asia with no problems what so ever it was all very easy, hopefully I will be back maybe next time to Uzbekistan.