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Siamo tornati ad Almaty dopo una notte sulle panchine dell'aeroporto di Astana. Distrutti ma contenti per gli incontri con delle belle persone. Ora ci aspettano due giorni di attesa per il mitico treno che ci portera' in Cina, ad Urumqi. Non abbiamo molte forze e fa di nuovo caldo, ma ci spingiamo fin sulla collina di Kok-Tobe, da cui c'e' l' …
Late start this morning and we were allowed to sleep in to seven o'clock with tents etc packed an hour later. we had breakfast thereafter before leaving around nine. absolutely fantastic weather straight from the start of the day, 100% blue sky and warm. straight into tshirt and short pants. how lucky we are with the weather! john and I sat on the roof for literally hours with beautiful landscape the whole time. Nothing beats being on the roof. The vastness of ...
... 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 ...
... crossed our minds to be scared. What had we signed ourselves up for? What types of things should we be scared of?
We thanked him for his help and concern and jumped on a very old bus that he said was heading the way we needed. I showed the woman on the bus the printout of our hotels address and she tried to ask me questions but soon gave up when she realised I couldn't understand Kazakh. About 15 mins into the trip Greg asked me as to how I actually knew where to get off ...
... 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.
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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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