10 Euro is cheap ?
The article describes a hotel at 10 Euro as "cheap' - wow ! 188.8.131.52 18:25, 10 March 2007 (EST) Political corruption on all levels and rapidly changing laws to reward banditry prevail in Kazakhstan. Bring your wallet to do business.
"Just one tip, avoid everything that is very cheap: hotels, restaurants, trains, taxis, because these places attract many poor and uneducated people and you can easily get into trouble." -- I'm not happy with this expression: I don't think it's true, poor doesn't necessarily mean uneducated, and uneducated doesn't mean you'll get 'into trouble'. I'd say the opposite, if you restrict yourself to just the most posh hotels, and stick with private or luxury transport, you'll never meet the Kazakh people you came to see. We stayed in a very cheap hotel, and (besides the electricity being a bit dodgy) we were fine; given an extra breakfast, and spent ages chatting with the owner.
I agree. School education in Kazakhstan is free and mandatory. So if a child is not going to school teachers go to childs home to force him/her to study. Government gives grants to most of the students to study in University. I did my MSc in UK and government paid for each and every expense (be it a pen or a toilet paper). Even though there is a corruption in education system, if you're smart enough you can pretend for free education. And even those people who did not study in any University are wise - they know a lot about traditions, religion and stuff. In a day light it mostly safe, but at night you better be in a center of the town, just avoid dark and empty places. Almaty is mostly safe, especially in the "upper" part of it.184.108.40.206 06:36, 28 January 2010 (EST)
The movie "Borat" has apparently generated a lot of interest in making up funny fake things about Kazakhstan. Apparently Wikipedia's Kazakhstan article has been a real magnet for this kind of stuff; since it got protected, it's likely that our guide to Kazakhstan will get some attention, too. Please keep an eye out; if something sounds unlikely, it probably is. --Evan 14:17, 8 November 2006 (EST)
I was very suprised as it sounds like there are no problems with alchohol in Kazakstan, despite it being half muslim.--220.127.116.11 21:24, 22 December 2008 (EST)
It's always killed me to have a country the size of Western Europe lack regions, so I've scoured historical, vegetation, climactic, linguistic, topographical, sociological sources to try and come up with something passable.
The regions amalgamate provinces of Kazakhstan with the only exception on the eastern front, where I've drawn the Altai Region boundary along the old Soviet division between the now defunct Semipaliatinsk Oblast and Vostochno-Kazakhstanskaya. That way the region really only includes the (interesting) mountainous territory of the Altai. The weird discolorations at the tips are not regional boundaries--I'll fix that on the next upload.
The proposed regions I have here are:
The following two cities were taken out of the list in the country aticle (to keep it at 9 per policy). They are both redlinked and I place them here as both sound like interesting cities and mopre than worthy of an article!
The myth of two stamps of a border not requiring you to register in local migration office is blunt lie. I had two stamps and still was prevented from leaving the country,kept on a border for 5 hours !? Spare yourself headache and REGISTER YOUR MIGRATION CARD IN LOCAL POLICE UPON ARRIVAL~!