Greetings from Kazakhstan
I’ve been travelling around Kazakhstan for several weeks. I have my base in Almaty which is the capital of the south. The city is really surprising because it is a negation of everything you would expect. It is a well stocked, fairly expensive, rich in entertainment for those who have more money, and above all it is a city of beautiful women. There are a lot of Russian women, and native oriental Kazakh sweethearts, what makes the landscape more beautiful.
For the past three weeks I was travelling around this vast country where it takes 3 days to get from east to west. In summer tickets are very hard to get.
So far I’ve seen beautiful nature, glaciers, canyons and turquoise lakes hidden high in the mountains. I learned to ride and gallop horses, and it was beautiful each time. However, I do not recommend Kazakhstan for a holiday. It is rather a challenge for people who do not mind a hard life. As I’ve just mentioned it is a little bit expensive, that`s why I took a tent what saved me a lot of money. I also learned to speak Russian, what made my life much easier.
I also managed to try local delicacies, which are: lamb skewers, camel milk and fermented mare`s milk. There are of course many more but I will discuss it after the trip.
Kazakhstan is a wonderful, hard adventure. In this country “the rock star effect” doesn’t work, which is found in many other parts of Asia. People in Kazakhstan do not jump out of their shoes when they see me because they have a lot of Russians, and they don`t throw themselves to get my money, because it is quite expensive anyway. As usual there are only rich enclaves and part from that people living in steppes often get by without electricity and spend their lives on grazing sheep, cows and camels. Kazakhstan is a wonderful adventure which I truly recommend.