Kazakhstan: Almaty to Bishkek

Border crossings generally stress me out since I had my passport stolen at one in 2015. I was definitely a bit apprehensive about the Kazakhstan-Kyrgyzstan one since it was one of the most obscure I'd done, but it turned out to be relatively straightforward. Certainly, I'd take it over the Thailand/Cambodia border any day. Marshrutkas … Continue reading Kazakhstan: Almaty to Bishkek

Kazakhstan: Almaty’s Charm

Flying over the barren wilderness of Western China and Eastern Kazakhstan, I thought Kazakhstan's former capital, Almaty, would be a bit of a culture shock. This was a completely new part of the world for me and one that is only just limping onto somewhat of a tourist trail (supported, seemingly, by the entire population … Continue reading Kazakhstan: Almaty’s Charm