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Central Square, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan  
   

Central Square, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

From Siberia across Kazakhstan into Kyrgyzstan

July 21st 2010
Sounds exciting doesn't it? Well in fact the vast majority of the 54-hour journey mentioned in the title was made lying down. I saw a hell of a lot of Kazakhstan, but 99% of it was through a train window. In fact, the only times when I was not seeing Kazakhstan or lying down were when I was tottering down the aisle to fill up my mug from the samovar, a huge, ancient, silver tea pot which the c ... read more
Asia » Kazakhstan

Kazakhstani Flag Native Kazakhs, a mix of Turkic and Mongol nomadic tribes who migrated into the region in the 13th century, were rarely united as a single nation. The area was conquered by Russia in the 18th century and Kazakhstan became a Soviet Republic in 1936. D... ... read more
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