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TravelPod Member ReviewsTurkestan Almaty
Clean Room with a lovely balcony. Staff were able to drive us to the airport for an ok fee. Located near food stores and a lovely park. No running hot water though.
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On day 2 we woke to no running water in the room but as the scouts always say 'Be Prepared' so I reached deep into my bag and produced wet wipes. Since I'd spent most of my teenage years out hiking with no access to showers I knew the extreme benefit of always carrying these bad boys with me.
We weren't …
The day had finally arrived.
We were off on our Central Asia Adventure with our first stop in Almaty, Kazakhstan. We'd spent months planning this trip from organising the visas (very hard when 2 of the countries didn't have consulates in Hong Kong), to the special GBAO permit (our travel agent had never heard of) that we'd need to travel …
... to pounce. On the approach to Almaty, we passed one and as we passed he had what looked like a minor sesiour waving his orange batton ferrosciously at us blowing incessontly on his whitle. I wasnt speeding and there was someone going faster than me but regardless he slowly ambled over and of course spoke no English. I was ready for an arguement about speeding so this was going to be fun. He went straight to the front of the car, looked at it and then made a hand signal that I ...
What to expect?? Headed to Kazakhstan, knowing only 3 words in Russian.
-to love on some special friends and their moms
-to work alongside Young Life Capernaum volunteers in Central Asia.
-to see where the Burns family lived for 20 years and what made them the amazing family we are so blessed to know and have in Memphis, ...
Sams: After leaving the home style hospitality we had in Astana, we headed for the mountains of Almaty, the biggest city in Kazakhstan. Almaty used to be the capital, but due to the high number of earthquakes the government decided to move the capital to Astana. Almaty is still considered to many locals as the cultural capital of Kazakhstan. Almaty greeted us with a severe thunder storm and floods as we arrived into the train station- happy times! We had to make a plan of action, as we ...