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  • VT FLAG MEETS THE LOCALS

    Thanks to a few complete strangers, some other tourists and a school class at a museum for all their hospitality!

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  • Almaty

    Almaty is the largest city in Kazakhstan, with about 1,500,000 inhabitants. It is one of the most cosmopolitan cities in Central Asia. In recent years, foreign investment has brought about many fine shops, restaurants, hotels, and casinos. It is a green and pleasant city with many large trees along the streets, set against the spectacular backdrop...

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  • Excellent Travel Agency for Kazakhstan

    In arranging my trip to Kazakhstan I made extensive uses of the services of David Berghof of Stantours. Unlike many of the other people I tried to contact, David answered every e-mail promptly and accurately and did exactly what he promised to do. He also provided tons of good advice along the way. He can buy train tickets, make reservationsand buy...

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  • China yurts

    Almaty's bus shelters are works of art. Built like yurts, they are covered in a mosaic of broken china - salvaged from a local ceramic factory. Look closely and you will see borders and patterns among the plain white, even the odd cup handle or spout of a jug.Ingenious recycling.

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  • Get your Hepatitis and Typhoid...

    Should get shots for Hepatitis A and B, serious liver diseases, before visiting Kazakhstan. Check with your doctor. There have been outbreaks of Hepatitis in recent years in Kazakhstan. These outbreaks are not usual for Astana and Almaty.Typhoid might also be advisable. Check with your doctor.

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  • Uzbekistan LOI

    there is reductive visa regime in Uzbkistan and any American/EU/Avstralia citizen can get visa at the Airport (the official price is 40$per person, but the customers made my friend to pay 100$)...So i decided to get visa in advance in my home country, cos it´d cost me cheaper (embassy tax 35$ + 12 euro for LOI)...I got my uzbek LOI through...

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  • The land of ancient feelings

    This place is known for its curiable air(it has its own microclimate), water and ofcourse Cumys-national drink. Cumys has very curiable perfomances, it cures tuberculosis. Also these places have very rich historiy and legends. In ancient times this place was the favourite stand of the Huns which conquered multimilliard China's Empire using 70000...

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  • Economic activity

    Now, the Republic of Kazakhstan turns into the powerful type of the world economy, 105 countries of the world recognized Kazakhstan. Diplomatic relations are established with more than 70 countries. Kazakhstan was accepted by United Nations Organization, UNESCO and other big international organizations. Nearly 700 of inter-state and...

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  • Scynthians... Attila and the "sable...

    Close to 3,000 years ago these steppe region were dominated by the prosperous Scynthian civilization. During the subsequent centuries, the Kazakhstan steppes became home to the powerful realm of the Huns. Their leader, Attila, helped cause the downfall of the Great Roman Empire and introduced the prototype of men's trousers to Europeans. Turkic...

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  • Head of State

    President - Nursultan Abishevich NazarbayevElected in April, 1990.On December 1, 1991 elected as President by nation-wide ballot.Term of office has been extended by virtue of a nation-wide referendum held on April 29, 1995.

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  • National Emblem of the Republic of...

    National Emblem of the Republic of Kazakhstan is a picture of a shanyrak ( the cupola of a yurta) on a blue background, from which uyks (body bracket) like sun rays are being radiated in framing of wings of mythical horses. At the bottom of the emblem there is an inscription “Kazakhstan”. In colour picture the National Emblem of the Republic of...

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  • National Flag of the Republic of...

    National Flag of the Republic of Kazakhstan is a a piece of right-angled cloth of sky-blue colour with a picture of a golden sun with its 32 rays in the centre, under them - a soaring steppe eagle. Flagstaff has vertical line with national ornament.The picture of sun, its rays, eagle and ornament are of golden colour. Width/length ratio of the flag...

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  • Imigrations

    Kolgas Immigration booth, the first thing you can see is the group of people for money changes.. 'hey, you hav DOLLAR?? Wan to Chanji?'...I enjoy the conversations..

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  • They were however subjugated...

    They were however subjugated in the 18th and 19th century by the Russians with whom they had allied to resist the advance of the warlike Oyrat Mongol tribe from further east.

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  • Hourses

    The Czarist rule was brutal and one million Kazaks out of four million died in revolts or of famine in the 19th century. One million Russian and Ukrainian peasant settlers moved in after the abolition of serfdom in 1861.

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  • A hellish place to try and do business!

    Favourite thing had to be the city of Atyrau where one side of the bridge is in Europe on crossing the Ural River you are in Asia. It is only a small road/foot bridge so you can enter both continents quickly and as you want. My fondest memory must have been when the airplane took off to get me back to Budapest!

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  • Pennyrama's General Tip

    Almaty spreading out at the foothills of the Zaili Alatau, is a very beautiful city with extremely picturesque surroundings. Kok-Tobe (Green Top) (1,130 meters), below which stands the city's 350-meter television tower, opens a very beautiful panorama of the city, especially gorgeous is the night view of the city with myriad sparkling lights....

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  • Kazakstan's History: For...

    Kazakstan's History: For several centuries the Silk Road traffic made Almaty an indispensable stopover place for traders and travelers. Almaty began to decline when marine trade routes emerged. In the 1740s the Mongols invaded Kazakstan, forcing Almaty to request protection from a powerful neighbor - Russia. As a result mass migration of Russians,...

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  • Samarina's General Tip

    Leninsk - this town of my hildhood.Leninsk it a small military town in steppe of Kazakstan near a river Sur-Dariy.Name Leninsk was very popular name of town in old Soviet time. In this town were all Soviet cosmonauts.

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  • Go & watch the mountaines!!!...

    Go & watch the mountaines!!! If you need help in getting there, check out the local newspapers , there you can find information about tourist services which offer to bring you to the most beautiful places.

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  • If you will be here in winter...

    If you will be here in winter don't loose your chance to see a big skating ring called Medeo.A lot of championships of a different level took place here.Speed-skaters have set 123 official world records since the first days of skating-rink. It is more than any skating-rink of the world.Medeo is only a part of big sports complex built in...

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  • The canion of Charyn is a...

    The canion of Charyn is a miracle of nature. The best season for visiting it is summer, but don't forget a cap to be protected from the burning sun

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  • See Panfilov Park and WW2...

    See Panfilov Park and WW2 (Great Patriotic War) memorial, the Cathedral nearby, the Presidential Palace etc (all these in central Almaty) then go uphill on the miles-long Prospekt Lenina (now, officially, Dostyk) to, first, the Olympic ice-skating rink complex at Medeo [pic left], then further up the mountain (past the dam-like anti-landslide...

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  • Go hiking in the nearby...

    Go hiking in the nearby mountains. It's very easy to get to some beautiful hiking spots, which are accessible from the Medeu sports complex just outside of town. There is a big skating rink there, and a ski area. In the summer, you can take the chairlift up (a rather terrifying experience, unless the lift has been renovated recently) and then go...

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  • This is Kazakh yurta. and...

    This is Kazakh yurta. and here you can see how Kazakh women making felt.Kazakh yurta is making from wood base and felt.This 'house' is not capital, you could roll it in any time. The main reason of such houses is that, that Kazakhs for many centuries were nomads and they always wandered.............

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  • visit Vosnesenskiy...

    visit Vosnesenskiy cathedralIt was made at the end of 19 century without nails....on of the beautiful buildings in the centre of the park

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  • Hello my friends!!!!!!!!!Now...

    Hello my friends!!!!!!!!!Now i would like to tell you some words about the country i live and my native city (i mean Almaty).Kazakhstan from 1991 became an independant state. Before it it was on of the soviet republic in the structure of former Soviet Union!Now about Almaty. This city is not old. It grew up from the fortifying. And the status of...

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  • Visit the ancient petroglyphs....

    Visit the ancient petroglyphs. The variety of animals drawn on the rocks tells of a very different steppe than todays. Pictures of men on horseback tell of the ancient bond between the Kazakh and his horse. There are drawings of animals with other animals inside them, and hunting scenes, and what may be a wedding scene with the sun god and the...

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  • Buy a Kazakh hat called a...

    Buy a Kazakh hat called a Maliki. They are really cool and date back to the days of Genghis Khan. Actually all sorts of fur hats can be found in the Almaty area, they are fun and beautiful, but do be careful what you buy in Central Asia, some of the fur is from endagered species! This is a vast place, and the local crafts vary widely. but lots to...

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  • The streets are all planted...

    The streets are all planted with trees and it's nice to walk along... if you are tired, just sit down by cafe on the roadside and have a cup of coffee.. Here I last chatted with my friends after dinner until midnite before I took the plane and left...

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  • filipdebont's General Tip

    I thought that making the hike along the rim of this canyon would give me more opportunities for making beautiful pictures. It was great to look down and see the small bleu river at the bottom of this canyon.

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  • filipdebont's General Tip

    Everybody was happy, the sun was shining and the scenery was magnificent. We split up in two groups, the first group (the ones with the better condition) would descend into the canyon, towards the river and then climb out of the canyon again. The second group would hike along the rim of the canyon. I joined the second group.

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  • filipdebont's General Tip

    The next morning we wanted to visit the National Park Aksu Djabagly. This Park has magnificent intact woods, mountain meadows and glaciers. The hills and mountains form the beginning of a complex of mountains that goes as far as the Himalaya. On the higher altitudes of this park you can even see snowleopards (we did not see them). After breakfast...

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  • filipdebont's General Tip

    We spent the night in a little village at about 1000-m altitude. We stayed in a guesthouse, the friendly Kazach family had changed their entire house into a guesthouse with lovely bedrooms and two dining rooms, and the food they served was delicious. It was a good place to enter the Aksu Djabagly National Park that was our journey for the next...

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  • filipdebont's General Tip

    Oooochh and Waaawwww : the first sounds that were heard in our bus when the first snowy mountains appeared. We were all happy like little children.

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  • filipdebont's General Tip

    First thing we saw after we entered this huge country was a friendly man welcoming us on a big billboard, we had a little discussion in our group about whom that man was, we ended the discussion by presuming it was the Kazakstan president. Further on we saw billboards that showed Kazakstan’s natural heritage and scenery. The texts were again in...

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  • filipdebont's General Tip

    On the way to Chimkent we saw some Kazakhstan cowboys leading a herd of cows, we stopped immediately for some photos of the cowboy-scene.A bit later there also stopped a red Lada, a drunken man came out of the car, and he begun to annoy some of our travel companions. Wisely we tried to ignore him and went all back in the bus. But it was not...

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  • filipdebont's General Tip

    You must admit that this scenery looks great. Yes I know it is not so overwhelming as the Grand Canyon or the Fish River Canyon in Namibia, but any way we had a good time in that region. I think it is not because you have seen the Niagara waterfalls or Victoria falls that you can't enjoy the view of some smaller falls.

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  • filipdebont's General Tip

    We drove with our bus from Tashkent to the Kazakstan border. There was a long line of cars, busses and trucks that were also waiting to cross the border. As soon as we stopped with our bus, a number of young guys appeared with all sorts of carriages, to transport our luggage.After 15 minutes our guide decided, that we needed to start walking...

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  • filipdebont's General Tip

    This hike along the rim wasn't difficult at all, the more time we had to admire the environment which was so unspoiled. However the guys who went down, they had a tough climb back, also because of the heat, there was almost no wind. But they all managed to get back without damage, thanks to their superb condition. They all had taken plenty of...

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