WRITTEN BY ERIC TWACHTMAN Breakfast at 8:00 or so – which is rather informal, consisting of cake and pastry served with coffee or chai (their word for tea). The tea is served in a special manner, however. The tea itself is brewed very strong in a pot. When your tea is poured, the server puts […]Read more "Sheep soup… nutricious and not delicious"
WRITTEN BY ERIC TWACHTMAN Our hotel – “Hotel Salem” is tucked away in urban Almaty amidst several apartment blocks. Except for the sign, you wouldn’t know it was a hotel at all. Almaty has some old Soviet-era buildings along with more modern high-rises. It sits next to an impressive mountain range that is easily visible […]Read more "A day in the mountains"