Kazakstan

Matkalla Kirgisian rajalle, osa 2 – lisää yllätyksiä, lisää ihmisiä

After packing our camp and saying thanks and goodbye to the funny people of yesterday’s party, we started our way out of the canyon and towards the Karkara border between Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan and further to the city of Karakol. The landscape we were driving through was just as amazing as it had been the …

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Päiväretkiä Almatyn ympäristössä: Big Almaty Lake ja Butakovka -vesiputous

There is so much nature around Almaty that you could spend weeks in the city doing day trips to nearby natural attractions. It also seems to be a popular way for the locals to spend their free time. We visited two natural attractions next to Almaty: The Big Almaty Lake and the Butakovka Waterfall. The …

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Nur-Sultan – vaikuttava, mutta hämmentävä pääkaupunki aron keskellä

It’s not a wonder if you’ve never heard of the city of Nur-Sultan, as it got its new name just less than a half a year ago. Until that it was known as Astana and it’s been the capital of Kazakhstan only for 11 years. Nur-Sultan is a surreal, artificial city with skyscrapers in the …

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