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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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... back at my own written word, photos and movies of the experiences I have had. Thankfully, my father has bestowed on me the gift of being the family’s memory recorder and the invention of the GoPro and an iPole along with iMovie means that my creations look amazing. It also keeps me busy and the joy of the final product is beyond belief.
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... we caught a taxi to the halfway cable car port (Chimbulak ski resort) to meet the others. After much humming and hawing over whether to take the cable car to the top, we let the others go ahead and decided to climb further ourselves, with Naiman accompanying us. The more we ascended, the greater the perspective became, with the surrounding peaks, and the distant metropolis of Almaty below; the chatter and piped music of the resort yielded to ...
... our meal we watched Gino's and Jim's photos from their West Africa trip of last year. Looked extremely exciting. So of the beaten track that he trip is not run any more! Dinner was a barbaric one where we ate with our fingers. Huge chunks of meat which were torn from the bone by our bare teeth. Interesting cultural experience but not a gastronomic one. Not at all! Great day and the ger visit such a fantastic and unique experience. How lucky we are to get to see these kind of ...
... 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.
... 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.