- 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!
[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
- ChimbulekDagje 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
- Prayer request for todayAfter two full days in Kazakhstan, we're off to China via 24-hour sleeper bus, leaving at 7 am. I haven't gotten a chance to post a blog entry about Almaty yet but that will be coming (although it seems some Posted by mom4cuties in To the Silk Road and Beyond | Sep 26, 2012
- Kyrgyzstan and KazakhstanHello from Central Asia, I hope the Londoners amongst you are reading this on something you nicked during the riots. After a fairly action packed few weeks in Afganistan and its aftermath I followed it up with a fairly nondescript Posted by carlswall in 2wyvernsonmychest | Aug 14, 2011
- Borovoye KazakhstanThe day started off with a late breakfast followed with what started off as a slow casual stroll along the shore of the lake, but turned out to be a lovely 15km walk including two jugs of beer and a Posted by Colin_Patterson in World Tour | Aug 3, 2012
- Astana KazakhstanWe obviously slept in as long as we could – although my silly body clock still woke me up at 5.30am after only two and a half hours of beauty sleep – anyway I convinced my body it was still Posted by Colin_Patterson in World Tour | Aug 2, 2012
- Aksu-Zhabagly Reserve near Shymkent Kazakhstan After waking up to a fantastic sunrise we headed to the mountains and a beautiful gorge in the Aksu-Zhabagly Reserve. The road as usual was back breaking. We stopped off at a small village and got a good sense Posted by Colin_Patterson in World Tour | Aug 2, 2012
- Shymkent and Aksu-Zhabagly Reserve KazakhstanWe were picked up just after 10am and taken to a number of interesting places around the quite beautiful city of Shymkent including a beautiful park and the market place. The day was sunny and hot – around 40C. We Posted by Colin_Patterson in World Tour | Aug 2, 2012
- Shymkent and Turkestan KazakhstanThe hotel in Shymkent is fairly basic but clean and functional with internet in the lobby, Before heading off on our main tour we visited a people’s park which has the war memorial and has some 140,000 names engraved in Posted by Colin_Patterson in World Tour | Jul 30, 2012
- Almaty Kazakhstan - Issyk LakeAnother great breakfast to start the day – the calories are adding up!
Before heading off we stopped at a supermarket in Almaty to buy our picnic lunch and on the road we bought some homemade bread – hell it Posted by Colin_Patterson in World Tour | Jul 29, 2012
- Almaty Kazakhstan Charyn CanyonThe day started as usual with a great breakfast. Pick up was at 9am followed by a 3hr drive through generally uninteresting countryside – surprisingly dry! During the drive we were given a suspect history and cultural lesson on Kazakhstan Posted by Colin_Patterson in World Tour | Jul 28, 2012