August 21, 2017.Reading time 11 minutes.
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 – […]
July 3, 2017.Reading time 6 minutes.
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 b) located in the middle of Almaty city. Here’s a brief summary of […]
July 1, 2017.Reading time 8 minutes.
No, we didn’t see Borat. In fact, when I brought this up to our guide whilst walking through the beautiful First Presidents Park, she told me that the people of Kazakhstan are not so fond of him (to put it nicely). The movie was not even filmed in Kazakhstan! So, how was Almaty? Did we […]