Tag: Kazakhstan

Backpacking Kazakhstan: the ultimate travel guide

Backpacking Kazakhstan: the ultimate travel guide

This post is a travel guide about Backpacking Kazakhstan with all the practical things you need to know. There was not much information about backpacking in Kazakhstan when I first visited the country in 2016. Therefore I was surprised by its diversity and how easy 

How to travel by train in Kazakhstan

How to travel by train in Kazakhstan

This post is a travel guide about how to travel by train in Kazakhstan. Kazakhstan is the perfect destination to explore by train and in recent years Kazakhstan has invested in its railway system making train travel while backpacking Kazakhstan easier than ever. This post 

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 

Charyn Canyon National Park: a travel guide

Charyn Canyon National Park: a travel guide

We drive through the endless open steppes with different colours of green. Even as we pay the mandatory entrance fee for the Charyn Canyon National Park there is nothing to suggest the dramatic change of scenery that awaits us. It is my second visit to 

Kolsai Lakes national park: a travel guide

Kolsai Lakes national park: a travel guide

This post is a travel guide about the Kolsai lakes National Park and lake Kaindy. They are the most beautiful mountain lakes near Almaty in Kazakhstan and relatively easy to visit for the independent budget traveller. In this post I will try to answer all 

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 

30 Things to do in Almaty Kazakhstan

30 Things to do in Almaty Kazakhstan

This post is a travelguide about the best things to do in Almaty. My favourite city in Kazakhstan. It was my first morning in Almaty when I went to the top floor balcony of my hostel. The sky was clear blue and in front of 

Turkestan Kazakhstan: the Kazakh silk road

Turkestan Kazakhstan: the Kazakh silk road

This post is a travel guide about the best things to do in Turkestan in Kazakhstan. Turkestan is one of the most important historic cities in Kazakhstan. Even though there are a lot of archeological remains throughout the country, none are so well preserved as 

Aksu Zhabagly National Park: a travel guide

Aksu Zhabagly National Park: a travel guide

This post is a travel guide to Aksu Zhabagly National Park for independent budget travellers. Most people head to Shymkent to see the mausoleum in Turkestan, but the south is not all about history. There is also some incredible nature with the best national parks 

11 Things to do in Shymkent Kazakhstan

11 Things to do in Shymkent Kazakhstan

This post is a travelguide about the best things to do in Shymkent. A city in the south of Kazakhstan that was once part of Kazakhstan’s silk road. There is actually not one silk road. The famous trading route from China to Europe, that Marco