PANAM-SUR 2012
Almaty & Around
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Arriving in Almaty- Kazakhstans capital until 1998

Arriving in Almaty- Kazakhstans capital until 1998
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The president is on his way so the main highway is lined with police for more than 100km

The president is on his way so the main highway is lined with police for more than 100km
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Almost every truck and bus came second hand from Germany

Almost every truck and bus came second hand from Germany
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Beware of sheep on the road

Beware of sheep on the road
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Republika Alangy- Soviet created ceremonial square with the Monument to Independence and a huge underground shopping mall

Republika Alangy- Soviet created ceremonial square with the Monument to Independence and a huge underground shopping mall
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Former government buildings

Former government buildings
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City government building

City government building
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Part of the Banking District Nurlytau

Part of the Banking District Nurlytau
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The Central State museum

The Central State museum
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Another shopping mall

Another shopping mall
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Statue of the iconic writer and poet Abay Kunanbaev with the Palace of the Republic in the background

Statue of the iconic writer and poet Abay Kunanbaev with the Palace of the Republic in the background
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Soviet-era landmark- Hotel Kazakhstan

Soviet-era landmark- Hotel Kazakhstan
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Contrast: fancy Italian restaurant in old Soviet style 'Plattenbau'

Contrast: fancy Italian restaurant in old Soviet style 'Plattenbau'
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Just one of many sculptures and statues throughout the city

Just one of many sculptures and statues throughout the city
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The 'Eastern Calendar' fountain with Chinese zodic creatures in front of the Academy of Science

The 'Eastern Calendar' fountain with Chinese zodic creatures in front of the Academy of Science
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Even though Astana became the new capital, Akmaty remains the country's economic, social and cultural hub

Even though Astana became the new capital, Akmaty remains the country's economic, social and cultural hub
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The Abay State Opera & BalletTheater

The Abay State Opera & BalletTheater
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Number of buildings in late-Soviet styles

Number of buildings in late-Soviet styles
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The streets in Almaty are lined with expensive cars

The streets in Almaty are lined with expensive cars
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Sculpture park

Sculpture park
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The old parliament, now the Kazakh- British Technical University

The old parliament, now the Kazakh- British Technical University
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Two WW II heroines

Two WW II heroines
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Getting ready for a weeding in the Panfilov Park

Getting ready for a weeding in the Panfilov Park
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The candy-colored Zenkov Cathedral- entirely made of wood, even the nails

The candy-colored Zenkov Cathedral- entirely made of wood, even the nails
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A favorite place to take wedding pictures

A favorite place to take wedding pictures
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World War II memorial featuring soldiers from all 15 Soviet republics bursting out of the map

World War II memorial featuring soldiers from all 15 Soviet republics bursting out of the map
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Civil War memorial

Civil War memorial
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A vendor at the Zeyony Bazaar

A vendor at the Zeyony Bazaar
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The Metro station

The Metro station
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A bit blurry, but you can still get the picture

A bit blurry, but you can still get the picture
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University

University
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Just one of several Maseratis we've seen in Almaty

Just one of several Maseratis we've seen in Almaty
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Our camping spot in Almaty at a private hospital for foreigners

Our camping spot in Almaty at a private hospital for foreigners
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Car City- a guys dream

Car City- a guys dream
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Besides parts for every existing car model they had Shashlyk stands all around

Besides parts for every existing car model they had Shashlyk stands all around
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Mega Mall

Mega Mall
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Almaty's former name is Alma Ata which means Father of Apples

Almaty's former name is Alma Ata which means Father of Apples
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The banking district

The banking district
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Rush hour

Rush hour
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Wedding limousines...

Wedding limousines...
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Coca Cola promotion

Coca Cola promotion
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The result!

The result!
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Leaving this beautiful city

Leaving this beautiful city