Kazakhstan Warnings and Dangers

  • Warnings and Dangers
    by jubistuta79
  • Warnings and Dangers
    by jubistuta79
  • Warnings and Dangers
    by jubistuta79

Kazakhstan Warnings and Dangers

  • Register your visa!

    One of the most complicated parts of travelling in the former Soviet Union is registering your visa. If you are staying in a hotel, this is usually not a problem - the hotel should register your visa for you, at least for the amount of time that you are staying in the hotel. However, if you are doing a homestay or staying with friends, my preferred...

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  • "lost wallets"

    Hello ya'll and welcome,So one warning about Kazkhstan is the lost wallet. If you see a wallet on the ground DO NOT PICK it up!!! It is a scam, if you do happen to pick it up as a good hearted person, you will have a man pop out from nowhere and explain to you that money has been lost. So what happens here is that the man will inform you that both...

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  • Insects and Bugs in Western Kazakhstan

    If you're going to visit Kazakhstan you should be prepared to meet new kinds of insects and bug you haven't seen before.Some of them can fly,some jump,some creep and some of them can do all:) dont ever leave a window open at nights...

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  • Local People and Policemen Asking For...

    If you're going to visit Kazakhstan you better be aware of the fact that most people's monthly income doesn't even afford their basic needs.So they often ask for bribery or they beg.In Tengiz after 8:00 at night non of the foreign people could go outside alone.As far as I heard even if it isn't night policemen are asking for bribery.

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  • Harrasment by the police

    The police is one of the things you should keep an eye on in western Kazakhstan, around Atyrau and Tengiz. In Tengiz for example, walking the street under influence of alcohol is prohibited. Police may detain you just because you had a couple of beers. I saw policemen waiting at disco/bar gates to pick up people that are just getting out of the bar...

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  • Harrasment by locals

    Kazakhs in western Kazakhstan are not the nicest people against foreginers. Strangely enough, although they share the same ancestors, they almost hate Turks. I have heard of a number of street fights, and people beaten. The reason might be that one foreginer didn't want to offer one of his cigarette to a local. (Asking for a cigarette is quite...

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  • Altitude Sickness

    In the Tien Shan Mountains, the high altitude can be a problem. It is not uncommon for those unaccustomed to the altitude to feel a shortness of breath with the slightest exertion. In severe cases, altitude sickness can cause death. It is a good idea to take it easy for the first few days until the body becomes acclimatized to the altitude. The...

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  • Kazakstan is a difficult place...

    Kazakstan is a difficult place to travel. First, it is difficult to obtain a visa to enter the country since the government has abandoned the 72-hour transit visa. Today, you need a letter of invitation to obtain a visa. According to a recent report by the U.S. State Department, robbery is common in almost every town of Kazakstan, even the police...

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  • When captured it is to be made...

    When captured it is to be made part of the USSR and there for is under the control of Markov Spirello.

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  • Be very careful of taxi...

    Be very careful of taxi drivers, ESPECIALLY official taxis. Avoid casinos, local (as distinguished from 'expat' nightclubs and (from what I have been told) prostitutes. Pickpockets are numerous in the open markets (eg: 'Optovka'), especially the busy ones on the edge of town and on public transport. Having said that, I used buses, trams and...

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  • I spent a lot of time sick in...

    I spent a lot of time sick in Kazakhstan with a festival of gastrointestinal ailments. It's hard to avoid this, but try and bring medication to alleviate it. Of course, I now believe that the time I spent there pretty much immunized me against stomach illnesses for the rest of my life--these days I travel 7-8 times a year to developing countries...

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