There’s nothing quite like a busy Sunday in the market. Hordes of people stuffed into a small area, pickpockets hoping to take avantage of the careless tourist, and street-level commerce in full swing.
And somewhere out there, amongst the stalls and the vendors, is that perfect buy.
Where Astana is Kazakhstan’s capital and is built up as such, travelers looking to get a sense of the nation’s traditional culture are often drawn towards Almaty. With a population of just under 1.5 million, the city has found a balance between modern conveniences and old ways.
Located towards the south of the nation, Almaty lies close to Kazakhstan’s border with Kyrgyzstan. As the weather only drops below freezing for a couple months, year-round travel is entirely possible.Continue