Kazakhstan Part 1 – Almaty

I visited Kazakhstan during the summer of 2017, basing myself in the old captital of Almaty. I stayed in a dorm at the Almaty Backpacker’s Hostel, and it was about a twenty minute walk to the center of town. One of my first trips was to the Central Museum to see their collection of Scythian gold.

Almaty is the cultural center of the country and it looks like a modern overlay on an old Russian city. Blonde Blue-eyed Russians seemed to outnumber the native Kazakhs in the city.

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