Rixos President Astana Hotel
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... the Bayterek Tower represents a golden egg in a nest from a national legend, the Khan Shatyr is a huge tent-like creation, the Palace of Peace and Accord is a glass pyramid, the velodrome is a replica of an over-sized cycling helmet, and that's just a selection : it's really quite a sight.
One day I took a bus out of the city and was struck by how abruptly it ends. Every city I can think of has a ...
... they do is done (excuse my Kiwi colloquialism here ) **********. Everything is done at 120%, like you know, if we are going to build a new city let's build the most architecturally groundbreaking city we can muster, if we are going to work let's work 6 days a week and at least 10 hours a day with minimal provision for leave. ( I often received work emails from colleagues and reports from students requesting feedback at midnight!!!) If we ...
... is still a building zone with even more weird and wonderful buildings going up. It is said that the whole world is building Astana and this quote from an Expo 2017 website describes the goals of the place." It was once said that 'the West is the West, the East is the East and they will never be together' In Kazakhstan there is a city which disproves this saying that seemed irrefutable." This may seem like a lofty goal however ...
... It also symbolized this being a 'new country'. Lots of very striking new architecture ( more notable than Ashgabat), and a vibrant city, with a bit more western flair. The president is trying hard to modernize his country.
Its weather is a challenge with severe extremes, which makes fancy indoor shopping malls very popular. Our first day we walked around the public areas, including going up the Bayterek Monument, where there ...
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 ...