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"
We headed back to Almaty to attend Alty’s prom. It lasted till sunrise. Alty and her friend Ainura then took me to the Charyn Canyon. This Canyon seems as large as the grand canyon except there are few tourists. The drive out was long and bumpy (with no toilet, nor would i see one again […]Read more "Charyn Canyon"
We decided to take a trip up to the resort area of Borovoye. It is a wooded area with some lakes. Kazakhs flock here to go on vacation. There are several monuments honoring great Khans of the past. We also took a row boat out to a rock in the middle of the lake and climbed up. Many […]Read more "Magical land of Borovoye"
Today we went to the Bayterek, sort of like the KZ space needle. It was really neat because you would see the whole city. I took loads of pictures. I an still sick but there is not too much I can do about that. Yesterday we went to this aquarium place, it was like a […]Read more "Astana"
We are waiting at the train station to go to Astana, that capitol. Yesterday, after I finally woke up in the morning (I wasn’t feeling well) we went to the bazaar. We took what they call a taxi to get there. However, it is what we would call hitchhiking. The Kazakh people are not very orderly […]Read more "Almaty"