Kazakhstan Travel Guides for Backpackers

The best route for the first trip to the Altay Republic, Russia

The Altay Republic is located in the southern part of Siberia. Beautiful landscapes, clean air and a variety of flora and fauna make hundreds of thousands of tourists come here every year. The republic is often called the “Russian Switzerland” and this is justified. The beauties of Altay are immense […]
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Tips you should know before your first time in Astana

Astana has been the capital of Kazakhstan only for 20 years. During this time, it has grown from a small town with 300,000 citizens into a futuristic city where people flock from all over the country. This is the place of inspiration for businessmen and artists, and for tourists who […]
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Astana – Kazakhstan's glittering capital

If you’re coming to visit Kazakhstan soon, probably your first destination will be its’ capital – Astana.  Astana is the fast developing modern city in Central Asia, and best known for it’s futuristic and cutting-edge buildings. Since I moved to Astana 10 years ago, I was observing how fast the city […]
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What to see and do in Mainland China

According to the World Atlas, China is the fourth largest country in the world and the second largest in Asia. It’s approximately 9.6 million square kilometers big! That’s huge compared to my home country, the Philippines. Despite how massive this country is, people tend to conclude that the whole of […]
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A Foreigner's Guide to Surviving in China

What are the first words that come to mind when someone says China? The mystic land of the East. The land of the clones. The place where Facebook and the likes are blocked and social media are doomed. China is the place with an open door policy expectation and yet, […]
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