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.

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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.

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Kazakhstan – 118th Country

Kazakhstan – 118th Country

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