"ianrmillard's new Kazakstan Page" Kazakhstan by ianrmillard
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I lived in Almaty, Kazakhstan, from October 1996 through September 1997. I never went more than 30 miles from Almaty, but that is little loss as the Almaty area (with surrounding mountains) is the most interesting part of Kazakhstan anyway, much (not all) of the rest being treeless steppe with a number of rundown ex-Soviet cities (Karaganda, Chimkent, Uralsk, Semipalatinsk) scattered on top.<p>SEE ALSO MY ALMA-ATA PAGE, WHICH IS BIGGER AND BETTER THAN THIS PAGE
Trolleybuses are best in Almaty [see pic]. Watch out for pickpockets. They are not pervasive in their presence but DO... more travel advice
Extreme cold weather gear is essential in winter, if you go up the mountains at all. Boots not shoes. If you are... more travel advice
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