Kazakhstan – 118th Country. To see where I have been so far, check out my map as I count down the final 93 countries on the road to all 193 UN countries. Kazakhstan is my 118th country. Check out my map.
Kazakhstan is the world’s largest landlocked country with 20 million souls. It was part of the Soviet Union until it gained its independence in 1991. It is a land of limitless steppes and nomad tribes that formally roamed the lands. Today, it is a wealthy petrol-state.
I had a busy trip in Kazakhstan. I spent several days soaking in Almaty, the former capital. I had long lay over in modern Astana, the current capital where I was able to walk the city. And the highlight to Kazakhstan was a visit to Baikonur, a Russian space port, leased by the Russians to witness a manned space launch.
Kazakhstan – 118th Country