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Kazakhstan itinerary: 2 weeks in Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan itinerary: 2 weeks in Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan is the ninth biggest country in the world and it is no surprise that when you are preparing a Kazakhstan itinerary for your upcoming trip there are a lot of options and though choices to be made. While Kazakhstan is most famous for its 

Kazakhstan nature guide: when to go where

Kazakhstan nature guide: when to go where

The one thing that surprised me the most about Kazakhstan was the beauty of Kazakhstan’s nature. While neighbouring Kyrgyzstan wins if it comes to mountains, Kazakhstan actually has much more variety in its spectacular landscapes. The nature of Kazakhstan is extremely diverse and it was 

The best national Parks in Kazakhstan

The best national Parks in Kazakhstan

I came to Kazakhstan with actually very little knowledge about the country. I was not even aware that there were national parks in Kazakhstan worth visiting. My image of Kazakhstan was of a grim ex Soviet country with steppes and nomads on horses. Even from 

Altyn Emel National Park: a travel guide

Altyn Emel National Park: a travel guide

This post is a travel guide to Altyn Emel National Park for independent budget travellers. Altyn Emel National Park is one of the most spectacular and remote parks near Almaty. It’s like a miniature Kazakhstan with incredibly diverse landscapes. There are singing sand dunes, colourful