Kazakhstan by Paul BrummellKazakhstan by Paul Brummell


byPaul Brummell

Paperback | March 1, 2012

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Landlocked between Russia and China, and surrounded by the shimmering Caspian Sea shores and the Altai and Tian Shan mountains, a trip to the exotic wilds of Kazakhstan will erase any association Westerners may have with the film Borat. Visit in May and find the slopes of the Tian Shan carpeted with tulips, base yourself in cosmopolitan Almaty and daytrip to the nearby mountains and forest (where the pious may encounter the legendary Buddhist kingdom of Shambala), or sample a glass of kumiss at a Kazakh dastarkhan. Now updated with more detail, Kazakhstan provides in-depth explanations of the rich and unique Kazakh traditions and nomadic heritage. The most comprehensive guide available, it's invaluable for anyone visiting or living in Kazakhstan.
Paul Brummell is a career diplomat with Britain's Foreign Commonwealth Office.
Title:KazakhstanFormat:PaperbackDimensions:432 pages, 8.5 × 5.25 × 0.68 inPublished:March 1, 2012Publisher:Bradt Travel GuidesLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1841623695

ISBN - 13:9781841623696

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'When presented, as an honored guest, with a sheep's head for division among those around the table, the music of the dombra playing in the background, and your host solicitously enquiring whether you would prefer the mare's or the camel's milk, the exoticism of this fascinating land makes itself most clear. Kazakhstan offers the visitor a wide and rewarding range of travel experiences.'

Table of Contents

IntroductionChapter 1 Background InformationChapter 2 Practical InformationChapter 3 Astana and Akmola RegionChapter 4 AlmatyChapter 5 The SoutheastChapter 6 Central KazakhstanChapter 7 The EastChapter 8 The NorthChapter 9 The NorthwestChapter 10 The WestChapter 11 The SouthAppendix 1 LanguageAppendix 2 GlossaryAppendix 3 Further InformationIndex