Almaty - Kazakhstan

Almaty (Kazakh: Алматы; formerly known as Alma-Ata, also Verniy, (Верный)) is the largest city in Kazakhstan, with a population of 1,226,000 (as of 1 August 2005), which represents 8% of the population of the country (unofficial sources claim 2,500,900 and 13% correspondingly). It was the capital of Kazakhstan (and its predecessor, the Kazakh SSR) from 1929 to 1998. Despite losing its status as the capital, Almaty remains the major commercial center of Kazakhstan.// NameThe name "Almaty" means "rich with apple"; the older Soviet-era Russian version of its name, Alma-Ata, originate

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Sam B :

Hey people, I'm planning a trip to central asia starting in Almaty. I have yet to get any decent information on how long it takes to get to Issy-kul from Almaty. The town I will be going to is Karakol. Does anyone know how long it will take? How much it will cost? Is there any specific border crossing? And if anyone knows about travel from Karakol to Bishkek I'd be SO grateful. Any help would be really appreciated. Thanks!

Tuấn-MĪĪ :
"There are regular buses and taxis which leave for Karakol from the Kazakh border. I'm not sure of the fares. From Karakol, you can also get to Bishkek by bus and taxi services. It leaves Bishkek in the morning, and the trip takes about 5-6 hour drive. Bus fare is around 200 som and taxi - 500 som. Have a nice journey!"
nemtyrevy :
"It`s very near.I this there are lot of buses to get UIssyk Kul"
thewrathofthedungeonspirit :

How to transport car from USA to the Almaty/Kazakhstan using containers????? Hi my name is Anvar, I would like to send car to my country, Kazakhstan/Almaty - and I do not know how? to say true I know that some people do that using containers and send them via sea, so I need companies - transportation companies, with who I can contact and do that. If you ha ve any idea what companies do that, phone numbers, names, ect., I would be very greatfull to you. Thanks!!!!!!

Charles M :
"3 letters. U P S."
Mr. Tar Zan :
"cheapest way write on the roof " property of saddam " then drive near the white house.............."
JetDoc :
"Do a Google search for Auto Shipping. You should be able to find several companies who will send your car overseas for you."
Ringola :

We know Paris is magnificent ; London is beautiful and New York stupendifies. But in terms of natural beauty, how many cities can match Almaty, situated at the foot of the Tien Shan mountains ,with lovely apple orchards and an exotic culture. Are Vancouver ,copenhagen and Seattle close rivals? I hope to go there someday and compare the mountains with the Garhwal Himalayas where I hail from.

Vy Vy T :
"Vancouver is actually a lot better then Seattle. I don't know about Copenhagen though. Vancouver and Seattle are similar, but Vancouver is better for sure. But just watch out for Hastings, it's not a very good place to visit in Vancouver trust me."

 

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cybiao
Date: 2008-02-03 13:21:55

Late on Sept. 6, 2005, a private plane carrying the Canadian mining financier Frank Giustra touched down in Almaty, a ruggedly picturesque city in southeast Kazakhstan. Several hundred miles to the west a fortune awaited: highly coveted deposits of uranium that could fuel nuclear reactors around the world.


cocomo
Date: 2008-02-03 13:21:55

Late on Sept. 6, 2005, a private plane carrying the Canadian mining financier Frank Giustra touched down in Almaty, a ruggedly picturesque city in southeast Kazakhstan. Several hundred miles to the west a fortune awaited: highly coveted deposits of uranium that could fuel nuclear reactors around the world. And Mr. Giustra was in hot pursuit of an


alexisthemovie
Date: 2008-02-03 13:21:55

KHORGOS, Kazakhstan — The driver of the 18-wheel tractor-trailer from China idling at the Kazakhstan-China border said apples were the cargo he brought to Almaty, Kazakhstan's booming commercial center


badmasketa
Date: 2008-02-03 13:21:55

I'm on the West Coast on the book tour, headed today from UCLA to Google, and I'm led to dark memories of those restaurants and cafes in Tashkent, Almaty, Baku, Moscow and Tbilisi, not to mention St. Petersburg and Yerevan.




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