This new, thoroughly updated third edition of Bradt´s Kazakhstan remains the only guide available dedicated solely to the world´s ninth largest country. This new edition covers all the most recent developments, including an updated history section, additional cultural coverage, more practical information to make independent travel easier, and the most up-to-date and relevant maps. Kazakhstan is more accessible than ever: tourist visas are no longer required and there are now numerous direct flights and connections from Europe. Tourist infrastructure has also significantly improved over the past few years and there are faster trains connecting east to west and north to south, as well as many options for internal flights. Kazakhstan is a modern country with a profound appreciation of its roots; numerous petroglyph sites with ancient rock art as well as the remains of Silk Road settlements testify to its varied history. The country offers a curious mix of Soviet nostalgia and architecture combined with the latest technology: Kazakhstan has better 4G coverage than Germany, France or Italy. For visitors, there are excellent opportunities for active tourism such as skiing, hiking, rafting, horse riding or simply gazing into the endless steppe. Bradt´s Kazakhstan is indispensable for discovering this extraordinary country, a place that is as geographically diverse as its cultural mix: around 130 different ethnic groups calls Kazakhstan home. From snow-covered peaks with excellent skiing opportunities and hiking trails through river valleys to the secluded lakes of the Tian Shan Mountains, to endless semi-desert steppes and then on to the blue waters of the Caspian, Bradt´s Kazakhstan is a perfect companion for all travellers, from nature lovers to cultural explorers, teenage backpackers to family groups.
Culture Smart! Kazakhstan explains how to avoid cultural gaffes when out and about in the country. Giving the historical, political and cultural background, the guide reveals how to read body language and be aware of potential pitfalls in communication.
Hochreißfeste und 100% wasserfeste Landkarte ´´Kasachstan´´ aus der Serie world mapping project, erschienen im Reise Know-How Verlag. Reise Know-How Landkarten zeichnen sich durch besonders stabiles Kunststoffpapier aus, das beschreibbar ist wie Papier, sogar mit Bleistift. Der Pappumschlag ist abnehmbar, so dass sich die Karte bequem in jede Tasche stecken lässt. Eine Schutzhülle ist nicht erforderlich. Die kartografische Darstellung konzentriert sich auf die wichtigsten Informationen für Reisende und ist besonders gut lesbar. Statt einer Schummerung werden farbige Höhenschichten verwendet. Ausstattung: - Höhenlinien mit Höhenangaben; - Farbige Höhenschichten; - Klassifiziertes Straßennetz mit Entfernungsangaben; - Sehenswürdigkeiten; - Ausführlicher Ortsindex; - GPS-genau; - Längen- und Breitengrade; - Fünfsprachige Legende (deutsch, englisch, französisch, spanisch, russisch); - Übersichtskarte auf dem Umschlag. Handliches Format: 70x100 cm, 2-seitig bedruckt.
This collective study of the ´´Nazarbayev Generation´´ examines the diversity of Kazakhstan´s younger generations. The contributors analyze the transformations of social and cultural norms since the collapse of the Soviet Union.
This social and cultural analysis provides a new understanding of Kazakhstan´s younger generations that emerged during the rule of Nursultan Nazarbayev, who has been presiding over Kazakhstan for the thirty years since the collapse of the Soviet Union. Half of Kazakhstan´s population was born after he took power and have no direct memory of the Soviet regime. Since the early 2000s, they have lived in a world of political stability and relative material affluence, and have developed a strong consumerist culture. Even with growing government restrictions on media, religion, and formal public expression, they have been raised in a comparatively free country. This book offers the first collective study of the ´´Nazarbayev Generation,´´ illuminating the diversity of the country´s younger generations and the transformations of social and cultural norms that have taken place over the course of three decades. The contributors to this collection move away from state-centric, top-down perspectives in favor of grassroots realities and bottom-up dynamics in order to better integrate sociological data.
´A highly readable and spiritually uplifting book about a dream come true´ Wanderlust ´Touching and memorable ... one for armchair travellers and bike freaks´ Daily Mail From London to New York, Ewan and Charley chased their shadows through Europe, the Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Mongolia and Russia, across the Pacific to Alaska, then down through Canada and America. But as the miles slipped beneath the tyres of their big BMWs, their troubles started. Exhaustion, injury and accidents tested their strength. Treacherous roads, unpredictable weather and turbulent politics challenged their stamina. They were chased by paparazzi in Kazakhstan, courted by men with very large guns in the Ukraine, hassled by the police, and given bulls´ testicles for supper by Mongolian nomads. And yet despite all these obstacles they managed to ride more than twenty thousand miles in four months, changing their lives forever in the process. As they travelled they documented their trip, taking photographs, and writing diaries by the campfire. Long Way Round is the result of their adventures - a fascinating, frank and highly entertaining travel book about two friends riding round the world together and, against all the odds, realising their dream.