From Almaty To Astana

From Almaty To Astana

You can never get enough of travelling because it is always interesting to know what is going on over there, behind the windows of your car. This time we are going on a trip from Almaty to Astana so don’t forget to fasten your seatbelts.

From Almaty To Astana

142 km. Near Aidarly Village. Taisiya and her family have 10 m2 of land where they grow watermelons for sale. In winter, they grow and take care of their cattle.

From Almaty To Astana

171 km. Kongenshel Village. This cafe was opened 10 years ago by Kuralay’s parents. Today it is a place well-known among haulers, hunters, fishermen and police officers.

From Almaty To Astana

Recently, Kuralay returned from China where her special needs daughter was operated on. The woman paid $9,000 for the operation but her daughter still cannot walk by herself. Kuralay hopes that she will get better.

From Almaty To Astana

Kuralay’s competitors.

From Almaty To Astana

Zhazerke cleans up the table because lunchtime is the busiest part of the day for her, even though they open 24 hours.

From Almaty To Astana

265 km.

From Almaty To Astana

The truck of these two haulers has broken down.

From Almaty To Astana

Rustem is a certified brewer but he failed to find a good job to provide for his family. Now he is a hauler.

From Almaty To Astana

Haulers always support each other on the road.

From Almaty To Astana

320 km.

From Almaty To Astana

337 km.

From Almaty To Astana

340 km. This truck is transporting a mosque dome.

From Almaty To Astana

350 km. We are in Nadezhda Cafe.

From Almaty To Astana

Nadezhda (on the right) is a certified cook. After the fall of the Soviet Union, she lost her job and had to start her own business. She opened a cafe. Her husband has a wrecker and her son-in-law works in a tire fitting shop.

From Almaty To Astana

353 km. Nurash is a guard who works up selling fish.

From Almaty To Astana

365 km.

From Almaty To Astana

391 km.

From Almaty To Astana

420 km.

From Almaty To Astana

431 km. Another fish sign.

From Almaty To Astana

Medet is an owner of the store selling fish.

From Almaty To Astana

Ivan is from Lipetsk, Russia. He sometimes visits Taraz where he has friends. It takes him about three days to get there.

From Almaty To Astana

431 km. This is a cafe serving Azerbaijan dishes. Nazir and fis family moved to Kazakhstan 10 years ago.

From Almaty To Astana

His shish kebob is considered the best in the area. He makes it by himself and has his own secrets how to make it tasty and juicy.

From Almaty To Astana

It is delicious!

From Almaty To Astana

500 km. Another cafe. Murat used to have a minivan and was a taxi driver. However, unauthorized taxi drivers from Priozyorsk sent down his prices so he had to start something new.

From Almaty To Astana

His wife. They opened the cafe together about 13 years ago.

From Almaty To Astana

They named their cafe after their daughter Raushan. She wants to enter a medical university to become a surgeon.

From Almaty To Astana

The cafe’s proprietary dishes.

From Almaty To Astana

505 km. Saryshagan Village.

From Almaty To Astana

590 km.

From Almaty To Astana

630 km. Ivan is a driver heading to Pavlodar. His car has broken down so he’s calling his wife (who is expecting by the way).

From Almaty To Astana

632 km. This lady named her cafe after her son Nadir too.

From Almaty To Astana

Fried patties.

From Almaty To Astana

She started her busines, just like many other Kazakh cafe owners, with opening a stall. Now she has a cafe and is very proud of what they serve here – homemade food only.

From Almaty To Astana

698 km.

From Almaty To Astana

764 km. Renat is a shepherd and he works all year round for 20,000 tenges a month plus food and cigarettes.

From Almaty To Astana

His only connection with the civilization is a radio.

From Almaty To Astana

778 km.

From Almaty To Astana

Ablai is a part-time student. He’s going to become a lawyer. He works up with his dad. They will offer you to take a photo with a camel or purchase their gloves or socks.

From Almaty To Astana

825 km.

From Almaty To Astana

868 km. Uali is a certified electrician who now owns a cafe.

From Almaty To Astana

984 km.

From Almaty To Astana

Alexey of Bishkek is a hauler and he likes his job and says that his longest business trip lasted for three months.

From Almaty To Astana

1,000 km. A police officer is checking this hauler’s documents.

From Almaty To Astana

Karaganda.

From Almaty To Astana

1,036 km. At a gas station.

From Almaty To Astana

1,045 km.

From Almaty To Astana

Vladimir and Sergey are haulers too. They’ve left their trucks to go to the city to take a shower and have some rest.

From Almaty To Astana

Sergey, “Hope my wife will see me on the Internet. The last time I was at home was on September, 15th”.

From Almaty To Astana

1,069 km. “Natasha! Hello!”

From Almaty To Astana

1,067 km. Smack Cafe.

From Almaty To Astana

From Almaty To Astana

1,064. This retiree grows potatoes for sale because his pension is not enough to provide for himself and his family.

From Almaty To Astana

1,095 km. Evgenia is waiting for her bus.

From Almaty To Astana

1,126 km. “Peace will Win the Battle with War!”

From Almaty To Astana

1,207 km.

From Almaty To Astana

1,220 km. These workers are going to plant trees.

From Almaty To Astana

1,220 km. Astana.

Location: Kazakhstan

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