Radisson Hotel, Astana
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- Airport Transportation
- Continental Breakfast
- Minbar in room
- Wireless internet connection in room (free)
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... president announced in 1994 that Astana, a small city in the north, closer to Russia than anywhere else, would become the capital 3 years later. And the building began. World-renowned architects such as Norman Foster were hired to create a slew of 'interesting' buildings, giving this new capital-out-of-nowhere a bit of clout. There are round ones, curved ones, wavy ones, pointy ones... one looks like an alien space ...
... without traditional food and the Teacher's Day feast was my initiation to some of Kazakhstan's local delicacies. I was to discover more over my time here, and came to realise just how important food was to any celebration. Again it is one of those cases where we can all agree that yes, food is indeed a vital and key ingredient to most people's enjoyment of a celebration. One thing about Kazakhstan that I've discovered living here is ...
... a little addicted to this nomadic lifestyle, far out weighs the struggles.
So back to my current home, this unusual new city built smack dab in the middle of the largest landlocked country in the world. Astana was named the Capital City of Kazakhstan in 1997 and the President then invested an unimaginable amount of money in building it almost from scratch. This huge investment in building is ongoing and half of ...
... which was much tamer than the other markets I've visited here, but still worth a few pics.
We went to the new National History Museum, which had excellent displays of gold, including from horses that were buried with the Golden Man (I learned there were seven Golden Men). They have 4 of them here. Unfortunately photos were not allowed, but they're on the fountain out front, which also has the horses with their ceremonial ...
Thank you all so much for your prayers for safe travel. God was gracious and we arrived with all our luggage (19 bags!) and a minimum of discomfort from airplane food and leg space. :)
We fell into bed around 1:30am Kazakhstan time, had a leisurely morning, and left around noon for a quick drive tour of downtown before heading to Eigilik coffee shop to meet Alexey's co-laborer, Martha ...