Almaty, Kazakhstan

May, 2019

 

  • You hail a cab as normal, but anyone can pull up to get you.
  • No ATM fees!
  • Grocery stores produce section are small with low-quality
    fruits and vegetables.
  • Cars not only stop for pedestrians, they’ll slam on the breaks
    to let pedestrians go first.
  • Huge cafe scene, sometimes three cafe’s next to each other.
  • Shisha seems like the national pastime. Everywhere sells
    shisha and you can (mostly) smoke it indoors. Smoking
    e-cigarettes seems to be legal indoors, too.
  • All the girls have perfectly painted nails
  • Smoking indoors was outlawed only recently. However,
    many places have smoking rooms and shisha or e-cigarettes
    are smoked indoors like regular.
  • Many walking streets, green spaces, parks, etc.
  • For a city of 1.5 million, it feels more like a small city vibe with
    minimal street or foot traffic.
  • When ordering water at any cafe or restaurant, it always comes in a glass bottle for 3x the cost...annoying.
  • They have a Navy even though they’re a landlocked country.
    Indeed, it was the even less intuitively named Coast
    Guard pre ~2006.
  • Some cars have steering wheels on the right side and others
    on the left.
Known For: Horse meat/Shuzhuk, fermented horse milk, wild apple forests
...

CITY IMPRESSIONS

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  • Coworking Day Pass
  • 1-Hour Massage
  • 1-Month Gym
  • Beard Trim
  • 16.9oz water bottle
  • 2KG Wash+Fold
  • Americano (small)
  • Expresso
  • Salmon
  • Ribeye/Tenderloin
  • Chicken Breast
  • Almonds
  • Asparagus
  • Avocado
  • Banana
  • Brocolli
  • Carrot
  • Cucumber
  • Kiwi
  • Pineapple
  • Watermelon
  • Red Wine
KAZAKHSTANI TENGE (KZT)
  • 3,000
  • 12,000
  • 6,000-10,000
  • 2,500–3,500
  • 115
  • 12,000
  • 550–770
  • 450–600
  • 3,500–9,200/KG
  • 3,990-6,000/KG
  • 1,900–2,500/KG
  • 4,790/KG
  • -/KG
  • 6,250/KG
  • 700/KG
  • 1,370/KG
  • 170/KG
  • 369/KG
  • 1,590/KG
  • 650/KG
  • 875
US DOLLARS ($)
  • 7.80
  • 31
  • 16 – 26
  • 6.50 – 9.10
  • 0.30
  • 31
  • 1.43 – 2.00
  • 1.17 – 1.56
  • 4 – 11/LB
  • 4.71 – 7.09/LB
  • 2.24 – 2.95/LB
  • 5.66/LB
  • -/LB
  • 7.38/LB
  • 0.83/LB
  • 1.62/LB
  • 0.20/LB
  • 0.43/LB
  • 1.88/LB
  • 0.77/LB
  • 2.28
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