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Tamgaly Petroglyphs

Saturday, 7 Mar 2015 | Views [1783]

WE DIDN’T REALIZE THAT THERE ARE TWO SITES called “Tamgaly.”  Neither, as it happens, did Vladimir when he hooked us up with Tour 4X4 for a day trip.  “Tamgaly” means “stone writing” and both places ... Read more >


Thursday, 5 Mar 2015 | Views [1180]

THE DECISION TO FLY TO ALMATY WAS AN EASY ONE — twenty-two hours by train versus 90 minutes in the air.  As much as we like train travel, a full day across the flat, snowy barrens of Kazakhstan wasn’t tempting in the least.   ... Read more >

Around Astana

Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | Views [1150]

WITH APOLOGIES TO WC FIELDS, WE WENT TO ASTANA and it was closed.  Actually, we cocooned in our room both Sunday and Monday recuperating from the trip from Kuwait — a combination of a 4 AM departure, another layover in Abu Dhabi, airline ... Read more >

A Cold Welcome to Astana

Sunday, 1 Mar 2015 | Views [1154]

AS I LOOKED OUT THE WINDOW ON THE PLANE’S final approach, I could almost see a pack of wolves chasing Zhivago and Lara’s sleigh across the snowy landscape.  Guess I was hallucinating — 30 sleepless hours can do that.  The ... Read more >

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