Kazakhstan has everything you expect from a Central Asian nation: endless steppes, giant mountain chains, wild animals & rare plants, a crazy mishmash of nations and faces, religious beliefs and traditions, a stark divide between glitzy cities and traditional villages, Soviet disasters, etc. etc.

It’s a really interesting place. But beware, Kazakhstan is not an easy destination. It is a big country, and most of the truly interesting destinations are not easy to reach. It is more developed than its neighbors, and prices are higher.

For those explorers ready to make the plunge: Kazakhstan is yours.

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