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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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... a 5km walk to visit a local family. The sun shone from a clear sky but we had a fierce wind which mad the day feel like a Canberra cold winter's day. The walk was across the field I had ridden across yesterday and w encountered all sorts of life; squirrels, yaks, gers with people doing their tasks, horses, lazy dogs etc. very nice. The visit became one of the highlights of this trip. Such a genuine visit to generous, welcoming people who seemed to have all the time in the ...
... 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.
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... a a size difference between the 2 cities with Almaty being quite alot larger. Coming through the suburbs you you also notice how ex soviet block the buildings are. Almaty has more of an edgier side to it than Bishkek and the Kryzg people seem to be friendly in Bishkek from my observations. There is also a lot larger Russian population in Almaty compared to Bishkek.