Kazakhstan Travel BlogTravel guides, itineraries, abandoned places, street art and off-the-beaten-path places in Kazakhstan
Hello and welcome to our Kazakhstan travel blog. You will find all our Kazakhstan blog posts in this section of our website.
Maybe you found our Kazakhstan travel blog because you are considering a visit to Central Asia, or perhaps you are partway through planning a trip to Kazakhstan. Whatever the reason, we hope we can provide some useful resources and travel tips for Kazakhstan.
We were supposed to return to Kazakhstan in autumn 2020 but we all know what happened to those travel plans! We’ve got our next trip all mapped out ready and waiting for when we can travel to Kazakhstan.
Our Kazakhstan blog posts are generally aimed at independent travellers and backpackers like us and have a strong focus on travelling around using public transport, staying in budget accommodation and exploring off-the-beaten-path and lesser-visited places.
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A short history of the Soviet Union from 1917 to 1991. A guide for those travellers to the former USSR who want to learn about the history of the region.
Photographs of some of the best examples of Soviet modernism in the former USSR, plus a brief explanation of this genre of architecture.
Almaty to Dushanbe: an itinerary for independent travellers to Central Asia, starting in Kazakhstan continuing overland through Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan.
Photo essay and thoughts on a new found admiration for unapologetic Soviet and communist-era architecture or the former U.S.S.R.
A directory of recommended homestays we experienced during our travels in Central Asia, covering Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan and Tajikistan.
A guide to the Soviet-era architecture in Almaty including a map with the locations of the buildings and some history about the style of architecture.
2016 travel review: a roundup of the countries we travelled to in 2016, 2016 travel highlights and a lot of wanderlusty photographs with links to articles.