Ramada Plaza Astana
Travel Blogs from Astana
... 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 ...
... destination: Astana. This little town was declared Kazakh capital in 1997 and since then they have been building a futuristic town in the middle of the steppe. The new town centre is a sea of concrete, glass, metal and very modern and bizarre architecture with the latest addition a leaning tent with indoor beach, oceanium, shopping centre and mini-golf. All very expensive and chique. After the tent we drove to the Parliament House and must have missed ...
... of town, with a mall on the doorstep and a short walk to most of the city's attractions. First up was a visit to a huge modern yurt (traditional Kazakh tent) called Khan Shatyr with a mall inside and a system to keep the temp constant at 22degs year round - with an outside temp that varies between -30 and 35. Our next challenge was to get our visas registered in order to avoid fines at the border. This turned out to be a real mission! Initially a lady ...
... with the cost of an additional hotel night, and the purchase of a new one-way ticket home. Hopefully his travel insurance will cover some or all of this unfortunate loss.
Those of us who stayed an extra day have booked our guide and a mini-van for a four-hour tour today. We visit a few museums and exhibits that we didn't see yesterday, and have the chance to go inside the big "leaning tent" building. I get a lot of the work of closing the ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet