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Backpacking in Kazakhstan – the Lo-Down

by Johnny Ward

After Borat well and truly put Kazakhstan on the map, people drew misconceptions about the country, their people and the level of development within. Nowhere highlights the radical progression Kazakhstan has made more than their new Capital city, Astana know as ‘the city of the future’ with jaw-dropping structures and out of this world architecture. Continue Reading »

Hiking in Almaty, Kazakhstan

by Johnny Ward

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

by Johnny Ward

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 »

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