I traveled 5,300km across Kazakhstan for £104

28th July 2017

Following on from my last post about traveling across China. I thought I would share how much it cost me to travel across Kazakhstan. Trains in Kazakhstan can be super cheap but if you want to be more comfortable, you will pay more. I always chose the comfortable option yet it still only cost £104….

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Urumqi to Almaty via the Alashankou Druzhba border crossing

15th July 2017

Crossing borders in western China can be long as there are no easy routes out of the country. I got to Urumqi and had planned to see more of Xinjiang but I had enough of China by this point and decided to leave for Kazakhstan. I had read online that the easiest way to get…

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Kazakhstan is cold

23rd October 2016

Recently, I had travelled from Georgia to Baku, Azerbaijan. One day in Baku was enough and I decided to head out to somewhere more interesting. Almaty I booked a next day flight to Almaty, Kazakhstan. Flights to western Kazakhstan or Uzbekistan were cheaper but Almaty was the best option. Uzbekistan requires a visa and it…

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