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  • Oct-Nov 2014 Kazakhstan in the RTW++ trip Part IVFrankfurt After the ATCE it was off to Kazakhstan. But flying to Kazakhstan meant a trip to Frankfurt and it was just as convenient to take a train there and spend the night as fly all night and spend an Posted by fracmeister in SPE President Travels | Nov 6, 2014
  • Dag 21 - AlmatySamarkand, Tashkent (Uzbekistan) samt Almaty (Kazakstan) är vad jag har upplevt sedan senast. Samarkand var vackert och hade, liksom i princip alla städer jag besökt hittills, ett stort utbud av gamla Moskéer. Vid det här laget tror jag att jag har Posted by mattholm in Wanderlust King | Sep 20, 2014
  • Alluring AlmatyWe left this morning for the 100km ride to the small border crossing at around 9am. It was a glorious morning, sunny, bright and more stunning scenery. The plan today was to camp at Charryn Canyon en-route to Almaty but Posted by ScottyJ in Road of Bones 2014 | Jul 24, 2014
  • Road of DeathThe 1600km ride across the Kazakh Steppe to Shymkent has an infamous reputation in this part of the world and the memorial stones that dot the highway are testament to its name. This is our first extended period of camping, Posted by ScottyJ in Road of Bones 2014 | Jul 5, 2014
  • Short break in AktobePicked up another hour today this didn’t matter anyway because it was light at 4am! Up at 6 to start the pack up, mmmmm going to have to rethink breakfast, not a cereal person; lucky there was one banana left Posted by ScottyJ in Road of Bones 2014 | Jun 26, 2014
  • Kool KhasakhstanAn 8am departure on an overcast, cool and drizzly morning for the 150+km’s to the Russian/Kazakhstan border. The first half was slow in the wet conditions and became slower. We soon found out why; a massive Russian tank, artillery and Posted by ScottyJ in Road of Bones 2014 | Jun 26, 2014
  • Orienteering in KazakhstanTime for another update. We are now in Bishkek which is the capital of Kyrgyzstan. We arrived yesterday, coming off an overnight train from the eastern part of Kazakhstan and transitting quickly through Almaty, Kazakstan's old capital city (before it Posted by LS overland in L & S Finland to Australia overland trip | Sep 18, 2013
  • Russia to Kazakhstan, and spending time on the steppe‏We've been in Kazakhstan for nearly a week now, arriving last Wednesday on the train from Moscow. We left Moscow late in the evening on the Monday, and the train ride took two and a half days, with the four Posted by LS overland in L & S Finland to Australia overland trip | Aug 21, 2013
  • Beautiful Almaty and surroundings Heerlijk Almaty.... [img=http://photos.travellers Posted by Juut de Visser in Living in Kazakhstan | Jun 12, 2013
  • Lovely south of KazakhstanHeerlijk tripje Kazachstan gedaan. Religie in Turkistan, cultuur in Shymkent, prachtige natuur in Kaskasu, alles omgeven door een schare van lieve, behulpzame, open, gastvrije en interessante mensen. ===Turkistan, de mausoleum van Khoja Ahmed Yasawi== Posted by Juut de Visser in Living in Kazakhstan | May 14, 2013
  • Kleurrijk KazachstanIssyk Ozero [img=http://photos.travellerspoint.com/570885/DSC_0041.j Posted by Juut de Visser in Living in Kazakhstan | May 6, 2013
  • De roze bril Ja, het kon ook niet voor altijd goed gaan...het roze brilletje die al deze tijd mijn trouwe metgezel is geweest, is mij ontnomen. Met dat kan ik wel zeggen weer een bijzondere ervaring rijker te zijn: Het politiebureau. Aardige jongens, Posted by Juut de Visser in Living in Kazakhstan | May 4, 2013
  • Lost in the Desert“Yup, we are lost,” my driver, Zhambyl, laughs. I can’t really tell whether the laughter is sincere or the nervous kind one put up when you don’t know how else to react… I smile, [i]“We’re not lost we’re in the Posted by askgudmundsen in Asia Less Travelled | May 1, 2013
  • The Pilgrimage to Beket-Ata[float=left][/float]Those who know me might be surprised to learn that I’ve been on a religious pilgr Posted by askgudmundsen in Asia Less Travelled | Apr 25, 2013
  • The guest is greater than the fatherAsk any businessman or diplomat about Kazakhstan’s greatest asset and they will point to the country’s vast oil and gas reserves. A chief might disagree and notice the caviar from the Caspian Sea. Ask a traveller, however, and the answer Posted by askgudmundsen in Asia Less Travelled | Apr 22, 2013
  • Spaceport AstanaKazakhstan’s only strongman (think Putin times 10), President Nazarbaev, decided in 1994 to move the country’s capital from Almaty to a new location: Astana (which fittingly means ‘capital’ in Kazakh) are being built from scratch. The hugely ambitious pro Posted by askgudmundsen in Asia Less Travelled | Apr 19, 2013
  • Living the good lifeZittende op het terras, zonnetje, net geen 30 graden.... Hier wat foto's van vorig weekend, heerlijk tripje met paar Finnen richting de steppe! Naar het schijnt (ik geloof alles heb ik besloten) reed Genghis Khan hier op zijn paardje met een Posted by Juut de Visser in Living in Kazakhstan | Apr 14, 2013
  • Nauryz, kimassar canyonNauryz was regenachtig, heel erg regenachtig! Centralny plochad [img=http://photos.travellerspoint.com/570885/DSC03863.jp Posted by Juut de Visser in Living in Kazakhstan | Mar 30, 2013
  • WCDit blijft toch wel een (bijna) daglijks terugkerend cultureel gewenningsproces! Hurken, vieze luchten, geen toiletpapier kunnen doorspoelen, een eng donker gat...hmmm Verd Posted by Juut de Visser in Living in Kazakhstan | Mar 20, 2013
  • Vrouwendag (weekend)Jaja, daar hoort sowieso een vrije dag bij! Helaas heeft het weer besloten zich niet goed te gedragen, donderdag sneeuwde het de hele dag, waarop het natuurlijk in de avond overging in sneeuw! We besloten de geplande picknick dit weekend dus Posted by Juut de Visser in Living in Kazakhstan | Mar 13, 2013
  • ChimbulakDagje de bergen bekijken! Heerlijk om even weg te zijn uit de stad en wat frisse lucht in te kunnen ademen! Was natuurlijk nog weinig mogelijk als het gaat om een stevige wandeling, maar was mooi om even een kijkje te nemen. Posted by Juut de Visser in Living in Kazakhstan | Mar 13, 2013
  • Wonen, leven en werkenUitgeput en akkoord gaande met elk bed, ben ik zeer blij met mijn huisje. Enige gekleurde flat in de nabije omgeving, lichtje in de grijze wereld! Soviet, maar geliefd. Posted by Juut de Visser in Living in Kazakhstan | Mar 11, 2013
  • 24 Hours to Urumqi Our bus was scheduled to leave at 7 am, but I woke up at 2 am and couldn’t sleep. Probably from jet lag. Or anxiety. In any case, it gave me plenty of time to do some Posted by mom4cuties in To the Silk Road and Beyond | Oct 6, 2012
  • How many people does it take to buy a bus ticket? This morning we dedicated to solving a problem with our bus tickets. It seemed to me a fairly a typical experience of how things are done in a third-world country (or should I say "emer Posted by mom4cuties in To the Silk Road and Beyond | Oct 6, 2012
  • First day in Almaty(Note: Today is 10/2 and since we've been travelling from city to city each day, it's been pretty crazy so far! Here is a post about our first day in Almaty, and if you have any thoughts, feel free to Posted by mom4cuties in To the Silk Road and Beyond | Oct 2, 2012
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