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My July afternoon of wandering about the city taking pictures of the fantasty architecture resulted in some very nice pictures (see tip on things to do) but also a very undesirable side effect--the worst sunburn of my life. Fortunately, I'd had the good sense to wear a hat, but my forearms actually blistered in temperatures approaching 40. If you're going to be out and about for extended periods in the summer, you'll need not only a hat but also long sleeves or a ton of ultra-strength suntan lotion.
Written Feb 6, 2009
By the law of the Kazakhstan state it is impossible to take DVD or CD media out of the state. It is legal to bring both DVD and CD rom but illegal to take out from the state.
Unique Suggestions: No cure for this. The only possibility is to go to police at least 3 days before departure from the state and show them the content of your cd-s.
Fun Alternatives: No problems with laptop. Also you can bring extra usb hard disc and record everything on it.
Updated Feb 27, 2006
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: If God or boss puts u in AStana for a winter, well then come prepared. Thermals and woolen socks from REI/EMS are needed. Buy the thick fur lined jacket in Almaty. A warm beanie - preferably get ear warmers. a nice warm Oldnavy fleece jacket will serve u well inside the big jacket aka dublanka
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Procter and GAmble etc cover Kazakhstan very well. God help u if u need medicines.
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Camping/Beach - are you kidding yourself - 8 months of relentless winter.
Written Aug 4, 2006
Calm ponds in the city park... Small swan island is decorated with the wooden figures of the heroes of russian fairy tales.... but they are with kazakh faces ;-)) like this Emelya and a Pike-Fish on the photo.
Park is full of summer cafes and restaurants, there are some amusements for children and a "big wheel" to see the city around.
Updated Feb 16, 2005