Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Apples are from Kazakstan

If any of you really want a great travelogue of Kazakhstan, you should check out the book Apples are from Kazakhstan by Christopher Robbins. I’m not sure how good it will be for people who haven’t been here, but it was really entertaining for me. The little things were what made it so great. Like the spinning locks you have to deal when you rent an apartment in Almaty, the mouths full of gold teeth at the bazaar, and the local fascination with Linkin Park and Eminem. Better yet, you should come visit me, then read the book. That way you too can understand all the subtleties that he managed to capture.

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