Category Archives for Kazakhstan

Photo Essay – Astana city centre

I had been driving more than 1200 km in a landscape of windy, open steppes when I arrived the capital of Kazakhstan. It is a city with a striking architecture, after the city was declared the capital, taking over for Almaty, billions of dollars have been spent on magnificent buildings, gardens and art work. Astana […]

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My 2012 travels

2012 has been an exciting year for me; I have visited as much as 20 countries and am so many experiences richer. I will sum up my travel year by showing you my best travel shots from this year, and a short story for each. I hope you will enjoy – and get inspired!

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Travel Photo – Domes of the dead

As I passed through Kazakhstan from the south to the north I noticed the extraordinary graveyards all over the country. They build large and colourful domes in stead of the traditional tombstone. One guide I met told me that traditionally these domes where built in a readily degradable stone material so that the graves disappeared  within a certain […]

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Travel Photo – Astana

This city of Kazakhstan was named Aqmola until 1998, but after it became the capital in 1997 the name was changed to Astana – which means “capital” in Kazakh. Enormous amounts of money have been used to remove the buildings from the Soviet era, and replace them with hyper modern buildings and landmarks. The most […]

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