Kazakhstan Travel Articles and Photos

Top 5 Experiences in 2007


We are often asked "What were your best experiences? What are your favorite places?""All-time favorite places" is a difficult one to answer without writing a book, but if we limit the question to 2007 (as we did in our personal growth exercise last night), the answer becomes manageable and something worth sharing with our readers. … [Read more...]

How Kazakhstan Nearly Killed Us

Barely recovering from self-inflicted death march from Kazakh mountains. Copter airlift looked likely. Rappelling down waterfall = escape. -- Our Twitter update from Almaty, Kazakhstan on 3 September 2007My, how things can go wrong. … [Read more...]

Kazakhstan’s Postal Police

You know you are in trouble when the only people in the place who smile at you are the missionaries. A trip to the post office in each country we visit is pretty standard for us. We dread it because of the time it usually eats up, but we always find ourselves making the journey in order to mail backup DVDs of our photos or an occasional postcard. From a cultural … [Read more...]

Kazakh Photos

Young Entrepreneurs

Wedding parties, mountain lakes, Soviet scientific centers and parks - images from Kazakhstan are up in our photo gallery. Enjoy!Kazakh travel photosKazakhstan People: Weddings, Markets and Miscellany Almaty Parks and Sites Tian Shan Mountains … [Read more...]

Housekeeping in Kazakhstan

A Warm Welcome

Changes to our home page, our erratic publishing schedule, and varied topics have thrown some of our readers off. It’s time to come clean.We’re not actually traveling. We’ve been updating this site from a beach in the Maldives. We've fabricated all of our stories and grabbed content and photos from around the web and Photoshopped ourselves in where possible. … [Read more...]

O Brothel, Where Art Thou?

Our Gostinitsa

"This is a hotel, right?"“Yes.”"Do you have rooms?"“Yes. How long would you like the room?""For one night.""The whole night? You mean until morning?" It was 11:00 P.M. The woman at the desk seemed surprised by Audrey’s response. … [Read more...]

Battle at the Border

kazakhstan battle

Have you ever watched the news and witnessed escaping refugees at a border crossing, crushed against iron bars like animals in a cage? You know the scene. Now superimpose two backpack-laden white faces onto that newsreel, throw in a few cries of “Kazakhstan, Kazakhstan” amongst the shrieks of old women and children being squashed in a sea of madness, and you would … [Read more...]