Almaty, Kazakhstan : Where we stayed : The Ritz Carlton Almaty

When we decided that we were going to spend a few days in Almaty, I was worried that it would be too much like going to another city. Then I saw some of the photos of The Ritz Carlton with the snow-capped mountains in the backdrop and the green parks in front of it – … More Almaty, Kazakhstan : Where we stayed : The Ritz Carlton Almaty

Almaty, Kazakhstan : Where we stayed : Rixos Almaty

During our four nights in Almaty, we chose to stay in two different hotels, so we could experience different parts of the city. The Rixos was our choice for the first two nights, because it was a) highly-rated in booking.com and tripadvisor Β b) located in the middle of Almaty city. Here’s a brief summary of … More Almaty, Kazakhstan : Where we stayed : Rixos Almaty

Colourful Kathmandu

1:28pm, local Kathmandu time. G and I are sitting in the departure hall of Tribhuwan International Airport, legs perched on our hand carries, waiting to fly home. FZ578 is delayed for an hour, argh. Looking out through windowsΒ here reminds me a little of being in Queenstown. Mountains, blue skies, endless clouds. Unfortunately, the similarities end … More Colourful Kathmandu