Almaty - Post Report Question and Answers
What have been the highlights of your time in this country? Best trips or experiences?
Visiting beautiful nature and national parks, Tien Shan mountains right next to Almaty, Kolsay lakes, lots of hiking and winter sports. Many people like to visit Uzbekistan and other neighbor countries. - Sep 2023
Getting out of the city and into the mountains. There are lots of groups of expats who enjoy camping and hiking. - Aug 2015
We have really been enjoying the outdoor activities. We have two small children and are able to get out hiking and biking quite a lot. During winter time we do a lot of winter sports: sledding, ice skating, snowboarding. - Jul 2013
Skiing, hiking, visiting mountains in Kyrgyzstan, great friends. - Feb 2013
The exotic-ness of it all. Kazakhs are Chinese-looking people who are Muslim and speak Russian, so all of those influences are present in the culture. I've done some great hiking and amazing travel in the region to Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and northern Kazakhstan. And this is a little thing, but the roses in the spring are incredible! - May 2012
The safety--you can walk around and go to parks, etc. and other than normal big-city crime, feel relatively safe. - Mar 2010