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Қазақстан (1/2): Almaty & around

April 21st 2015
I flew with Air Astana to Kazakhstan. The local carrier has most of its fleet registered on our neighbouring island of Aruba, with the code “P4”. Almaty is the largest city in Kazakhstan and the former capital with about 1.5 million people. Astana is the capital since 1997 but I did not go there because it’s the second coldest capital in the world and I’m not really friends with the cold. ... read more
Asia » Kazakhstan » East Kazakhstan » Almaty

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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21st April 2015

That's awesome
Wow, what a photo! We've been thinking about going to the Stans ourselves so I will read your blogs from there. /Ake
22nd April 2015

Hello, thanks for your comment. Yes, just do it. I went to two of them and they are great and better/easier than I expected :)
21st April 2015

An amazing country
This is stunning. Hopefully you can meet Emily Ann (fellow travel blogger) while you are there. Eager to read more.
22nd April 2015

Thank you!! I already left the country, so can't meet Emily Ann. Where is she at the moment?
22nd April 2015

Wow, what an experience!
Brilliant that you met so many great people through couchsurfing. I didn't know that you were a geography teacher--when you return, you're going to amaze your students with your own photos and impressions and inspire them to travel. I love how you are so graceful and accepting of others staring at you and taking your photo--you are a celebrity! This photo is the most amazing I've seen in forever!
4th May 2015

Hi Tara, thanks again for your comment. Yes, I teach Geography...that partly explains why I love to travel so much! :)

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