Travel Blogs from Astana
We awoke at 4 am to catch a flight to Astana. Astana is the artificially created capital of Kazakhstan. Attempts by the Russians to move power away from Almaty were unsuccessful. The current Kazak president, Nazarbyev, changed that by ruling that Astana would be the capital and all government business would be …
... rousing game of UNO allowed a few team members to meet another patron, while the more introverted took a quieter break. Later this afternoon we'll be going to look at the concert venues.
We continue to covet your prayers, especially as we finalize our schedule, prepare for the concerts and adjust to our jet lag. But we've already seen God working and we can't wait to see what else he will do!
... start to take for granted, the willingness of people to try and help you despite the language problem. The number of birds of prey they soar above you all day long. The beautiful scenery and sometimes crowded but mainly empty roads. All in all a good day the positives out way the negatives, only about 1500 miles to ullanbater and about 800 miles to western Mongolian ...
... So after only 1 night we decided to move on towards Kulunda, the Russian side of the Russian to Kazakh border. We arrived at around 4.30 and thought we drive to the border to see what time they opened the next day. Once there we greeted with open arms and much to our surprise after only 30 minutes we were in Kazakhstan!!
What a contrast to our previous experience.
Since nobody wanted to sit in the car any longer we stopped in the middle of ...
... Jane and Gulzhanat, so thanks guys we can now legally be in Kazakhstan. And don't have to pay a $200 USD fine at the border! Over the next few days we went to see a pyramid aka Palace of Peace and Reconciliation beside the Ishim River and directly across from the Presidential Palace. This random building has elevators that go up and down diagonally to the 'presidential' conference centre at the apex. The centre of this room has a big hole in it that ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility