This is a great travelogue. It'll have to be adapted somewhat to match the standard article format, but what it most needs now are some concrete facts to back it up - where is Almaty, how do you get there? etc. KJ 21:18, 17 Sep 2003 (PDT)
I agree. Please take a look at Goals and non-goals and Slippery_slopes as well as the City article template to get a feel for city guides. If you'd like to hear about other sites that are looking for more travelogue-style articles, let me know and I can send you soem links. Thanks. Majnoona
I'm moving some comments from the page to this page. Most of this is worth incorporating, but it's hard enough with the original travelogue. I'm going to try to dig some content out of the page and try to get it working, and then work this stuff back in. --Evan 14:45, 20 Apr 2004 (EDT)
Thank you for your opinion about our city and welcome to Almaty But few more details 1. Spelling - SCHYM-BU-LAK it means - 2. Generally - "Five finger" -is slang phrase which used non native persons right is "Kazak Et" - Kazakh Meat 3. This travel guide says about only formal ordinary plases in the city But also you can go to mountain lake (3500 m) In one side of city there are other lakes around Almaty with mountain environments On other side you can visit desert park with canyon no gigantic like in Colorado but on second place Also petroglifs and waterfalls
And weather not so cold and hot and much more
For Some Information about Almaty pls look this links
http://community.webshots.com/album/91317226ygesPa http://www.geocities.com/kazakhstan_adopt/informational2.html http://www.almaty.hop.ru/main.php?m_incname=getfoto.php&folder=9 http://www.anrb.ru/museum/collw.htm http://shwily.aiq.ru/source/gallery/art_photos/city/almaty_10.jpg http://www.infokz.com/photo/ http://www.morgana.kz/russian/photo_2.html http://www.keste.kz/ http://tourkz.com/map/index.html http://www.almaty.host.kz/new/photo.php http://www.unesco.kz/heritagenet/kz/hn.htm http://www.globusgeo.kz/3/tamgala.shtml
I'll to try send information for yours interest =))
Problems leaving by air
In May 2003, I left with a tour group (cancelled trip into China due to SARS) via the airport, based in an old administration building. Apparently, the international airport one had been burnt down. You MUST arrive several hours, say three, in advance of flight due to chaotic conditions and slow processing.. Also, my English travelling companion was hooked out of line at random and taken into the immigration office for a shakedown. He came out...shaking. I was asked to show my US$ and put them on the desk when my passport was stamped. I made sure I picked it ($50) up again when I moved on. Maybe things have changed, I hope so. Speak to local expats or friendly travel agents for advice if you have to leave by air.
English Speaking restaurants
This info has been deleted from wikipedia. This is probably the place for it. Sorry I'm not adding it.
CASHGAR RESTAURANT: Uigur Restaurant
TEMUJIN ASIAN RESTAURANT: Mongolian, Japanese, Chinese, European cuisines.
KOREAN HOUSE: Korean Restaurant
BEIRUT RESTAURANT: Lebanese Restaurant
SUHSHI PLANET: Sushi Bar
GOVINDA’S VEGETARIAN RESTAURANT
BORGO ANTICO: Italian Restaurant (elite)
PIROSMANI: Georgian Restaurant
BEIJING RESTAURANT: Chinese Restaurant
COFFEE HOUSES There are many coffee houses in the city where you can taste desserts with coffee, tea varieties. There you can also find hot dishes. Every of them have good, quiet, atmosphere. They offer wireless internet if you have your laptop computer with you.
ESPERANZA COFFEE HOUSE
Seyfullin street, 481. Corner of Mametova str. Tel:+7(727) 2996699
Kabanbay Batyr street, 79. Corner of Tulebaev str. Tel:+7(727) 2726409
Shevchenko street, 18. Corner of Dostyk ave. Tel:+7(727) 2916692
BARS & PUBS
Dostyk ave. 109. corner of Klockov str. Tel: +7(727) 2531345
Bogenbai Batyr street, 102. Corner of Dostyk ave. Tel:+7(727) 2912932
DI WANG Cantonese Restaurant & Lounge Bar
Zhambul street, 75. Corner of Tchaikovsky str. Tel:+7(727) 2723810
Satpaev street, 11. Corner of Furmanov str. Tel:+7(727) 2641699
ESPERANZA: Discotheque, Coffee House, Restaurant, Striptease Night Club Complex, Seyfullin street, 481. Corner of Mametova str. Tel:+7(727) 2996699
GRAND OPERA NIGHT CLUB Bogenbai Batyr str. Corner of Shagabutdinov, Tel:+7(727) 2933560 DA FREAK Gogol str, 40. 28 Panfilov Park Tel: 2731337
METRO CLUB Billiards, carting, Bowling, Night Shows, Restaurant Satpaev street. Corner of Zhandosov str. Tel:+7(727) 2470700 MOST CLUB Billiards, Lounge Bar, Bowling, Discotheque, Restaurant Seifullin Street, Below Raimbek Ave. Tel:+7(727) 2330457
NIGHT CLUB “GAS” Shevchenko street, 100. cCorner of Seyfullin ave. Tel:+7(727) 2727474 OPHIUM BAR Auezov street, Corner of Bogenbai Batyr str.