Category Archives: Almaty

Big Almaty Lake 

Big Almaty Lake is about 20 kilometers south of Almaty, deep in the Tian Shan mountains. I grew up in Almaty, but never had a chance to visit this lake, till 30 years after moving away from the city. 

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Friday Mystery Photo

This week I managed to stop by the Tidal Basin and check out cherry blossoms. Weather was nice and they were in full bloom. The number of people around there was in full bloom as well, it seems like entire … Continue reading

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Friday Mystery Photo

I’ve been thinking for the last few minutes what to write about this photo and everything comes to mind seems to be a dead give away of the place. So I’m going to update this post on Saturday or Sunday … Continue reading

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Russian Prose

5K Mistletoe This morning we are running 5K mistletoe at our local YMCA. I registered at the last minute and actually did not practice for it at all. I think I’ll be in the world of pain as I’ll more … Continue reading

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Biker Love

My wife and daughter were looking for some Kazakh souvenirs in the department store in Almaty, while I decided to stay outside of that specific store and just hang out outside in the hall. I was bored so I started … Continue reading

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Friday Mystery Photo

500 Today marks a small milestone on my blog – it should be post # 500 under the Around the World category. It means that there should be 500+ photos for you to explorer. I’ll have to make a toast … Continue reading

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Friday Photo Mystery

Before the Storm I actually do not expect people to know where it is, but this is the only photo I had for sharing and since probably no one will know where it is, a good candidate for Friday. We … Continue reading

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