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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 …
... all efforts were made to furnish us with our own room, which we were lucky enough to get.
Once settled, we ventured out for the evening. The next revelation was the availability of a functioning ATM! All we could wish for now was a trip to a fully supplied restaurant with decent service and voilą, our prayers were answered. The boys brought us to a renowned eaterie with gorgeous traditional interior. However we noticed, as we browsed the ...
... Shopping went well but still took quite a while. Driving out if UB pretty slow too with lots of traffic. Bit cloudy and later in the day it rained a bit. Nothing much though. But the lunch stop was pretty miserable with a cold wind and a very un scenic place with lots of rubbish and a flat, uninteresting landscape. Long day of driving through the Gobi with the landscape changing slowly. Saw ...
... are here, everyone stops at predistrian walk ways to let the predistrians cross again the opposite to Hong Kong.
Almaty is a very mixed race city in terms of race there are a lot of Russians here and also a strong Asan/Eurasian mix which makes itr very intersting. I have not seen any tourists here yet and you notice as you walk around there does not seem to be much mixing between Russian and ethnic Kazak ...