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.
Top sights in Almaty
Travel musings in Kazakhstan
Kazakhstan – 118th Country