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Kazakhstan

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Another train..

Monday, 8 Sep 2008 | Views [641] | Comments [1]

After four days in Almaty, it was time to move on. The train from Almaty to Urumqi is much the same design as the train to Almaty from Russia although this time, we decided to travel a lower class to glean a more accurate idea of travelling by train.... Read more >

Tags: border, train, urumqi


Gallery: Moscow-Almaty

Friday, 5 Sep 2008 | Photo Gallery

Train to Almaty
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The City of Books

Thursday, 4 Sep 2008 | Views [732] | Comments [1]

It took a day and a night to cross the length of Kazakhstan to Almaty, in the south. The countryside appears poor, the train fairly stumbled along the ill kept tracks past slums, their lean-to corrugated roofs glinting tiredly in the sun. Every town ... Read more >

Tags: almaty, train


Entering the desert

Wednesday, 3 Sep 2008 | Views [510]

Feeling like we'd only just woken up, we were subjected to yet another search. They kindly allow you a full 5 hours between your 'wee small hours of the morning' search and your 'early bird' search. This time it was a little less irksome as the custom ... Read more >

Tags: kazakhstan, train

 

 

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