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Kazakhstan Part 5 – The Almaty Chronicles

17 Jan, 2016 - By

23/08 DAY 3 in Almaty Dom had been whining about not having gone paragliding in Georgia for some weeks by this point. Rousing the team at 8am he announced that he had committed us all to a session paragliding. Collected from our hostel with sleep in our eyes and reluctant limbs, we were driven 40km […]

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Kazakhstan Part 4 – The Almaty Chronicles

17 Jan, 2016 - By

21/08 DAY 1 in Almaty The three adventurers awoke to discover Jack’s kebab lay, untouched, in its protective packaging. Kicking him awake, they sought answers. They had risked arrest, (almost) fought a man from China, disrobed in an upmarket nightclub, jumped off a moving car, walked at least 6km and carried a rather pungent kebab […]

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Kazakhstan Part 3 – The Almaty Chronicles

17 Jan, 2016 - By

We arrived in Almaty early in the morning, more or less on schedule with our original plan. Tired, tipsy in places and a little delirious from the traumas of the day, we struggled to find the hostel at which we had planned to stay (and where the drive shaft was due to be delivered the […]

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Kazakhstan Part 2

Kazakhstan Part 2

26 Mar, 2015 - By

19/08 We had gone to bed feeling welcomed and strangely indebted to our hosts, who had told us not to worry about paying and who had offered us breakfast for the morning. Though abundant and evidently good-hearted, their hospitality nevertheless seemed to have a very slight, off-hand air of expectation to it: this was especially […]

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