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Hiking in Almaty, Kazakhstan

I’m still kicking around Kazakhstan and it’s still awesome! I’m in South Eastern Kazakhstan, in the former capital of Almaty. It’s one of the nicest cities I’ve ever visited and along with Beirut it’s certainly one of the cities that has surprised me the most. With wide, tree-lined boulevards, huge designer shops, gorgeous people waltzing Continue Reading »

What Visas You Need to Get in Advance to Take the Trans Siberian Railway

I’m almost in Beijing already, from there I’m gonna jump on the train to Ulan Bator, the capital of Mongolia, and my trans Siberian train adventure will have finally started. It took quite a lot of work, and a fair chunk of cash, to get all my papers in order to take the train so Continue Reading »