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Beautiful Kazakhstan

Created by mfs on April 4, 2003 Best of IgoUgo

4 Reviews

Kazakhstan often gets a bad rap--there are even travel books out there that disparage it! I'm here to tell you that it just isn't true! Almaty is an up-and-coming city that has a lot to offer, from hiking and skiing in the beautiful mountains to fine-dining downtown.


Created by allain on October 4, 2000 Best of IgoUgo

7 Reviews

My travelogue in Almaty, former capital of Kazakstan


Created by AAL718 on March 15, 2008

1 Review

A quick escape from the city that is sure to make for a lovely evening.


Created by Klair on August 2, 2006

5 Reviews

Kazakhstan is the ninth biggest country in world yet no one seems to have a clue where it is. It was part of the former soviet union and lies between china and russia!! They speak Russian and Kazakh and most of the young people speak English.Tours are non existant and i only got to the Charyn Canyon because a Kazakh friend of mine organised it for me!! Almaty is a pretty city with tree lined avenues on a grid system, therefore it is easy enough to get around. It is at the foothills of the Chimbaluk Mountains so there is plenty of scope for hillwalking during the summer and at winter time it is a ski resort!

Kazakhstan's Old Capital

Created by Lewtie on April 4, 2006

3 Reviews

Things to do in Almaty

48 Hours in Almaty

Created by helenl on December 14, 2005

1 Story

My work in Almaty (look at for more info) takes me around the country. There is much to do in the city and nearby. These brief diaries aim to give a flavour of what is on offer.

Kazakhstan, An Emerging Country

Created by Boston George on August 23, 2002

1 Review

Almaty, the old capital of Kazakhstan (now Astana), is a lush, green city which is rapidly emerging from the throws of its drastic change from communism to capitalism.

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