Drinking Camel's Milk in the Yurt - Expat Stories from Kazakhstan by Monica NeboliDrinking Camel's Milk in the Yurt - Expat Stories from Kazakhstan by Monica Neboli

Drinking Camel's Milk in the Yurt - Expat Stories from Kazakhstan

EditorMonica Neboli

Paperback | July 29, 2013

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The Republic of Kazakhstan emerged from the former USSR as an independent nation in 1991. It is one of the largest countries in the world and Astana, its capital, is one of the youngest (and coldest) capital cities. In this anthology of expatriate experiences in Kazakhstan, 24 authors from 11 countries show us this Central Asian country as they know it. In Drinking Camel's Milk in the Yurt, we travel to the country's bustling, multicultural cities, to its rural homesteads steeped in rich traditions, and to the Kazakh Steppe, the vast open plain that has for centuries been home to a nomadic way of life. During the journey, we come to understand the importance of the yurt, or nomad's tent, we are privy to a powerful reflection on Soviet-era labour camps, and we witness the build-up to a traditional Kazakh wedding. In a variety of cross-cultural exchanges - some bewildering, some funny - we meet locals, try new cuisines, discover the work of a talented local artist, join one man's quest for a unique piece of Kazakh furniture for his wife, and explore the steppe as it deserves to be explored - on horseback. More importantly, we are introduced to the warmth of Kazakh hospitality and we learn it is possible to survive the extreme temperatures of a Kazakh winter. Whether you are an expat, a traveller or just curious about other cultures, Drinking Camel's Milk in the Yurt: Expat stories from Kazakhstan will introduce you to the Kazakh landscape, people and cultures as experienced by its expatriates - both those who are passing through and those who have decided to stay.

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Title:Drinking Camel's Milk in the Yurt - Expat Stories from KazakhstanFormat:PaperbackDimensions:196 pages, 8 × 5 × 0.45 inPublished:July 29, 2013Publisher:Springtime BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1909193232

ISBN - 13:9781909193239

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Table of Contents

Foreword, Introduction, 1 - The Arrival, 2 - Kazakh History and traditions, 3 - Contemporary Living in Kazakhstan, 4 - Cross-cultural Exchanges, 5- Travelling in Kazakhstan, 6 - The Silent Steppe, Resources, Glossary of Terms

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"A unique exploration of Kazakhstan through the eyes of foreigners." Alison Cavatore, Global Living Magazine.