Central Asia

Astana Rising

The Ritz-Carlton Magazine

The modern capital of the Republic  of Kazakhstan is a haven of varied architectural designs and buildings on a scale unlike anywhere else in the world.I travelled to Kazakhstan in September and discovered a modern capital city where almost every building has been designed by world renowned architects – particularly Foster and Partners – who are arguably experimenting with designs in the steppe’s new metropolis.

Astana, Kazakhstan – Images of the Modern Capital

Asfar - Middle Eastern Journal/Travelling Politico

I travelled to Kazakhstan in September and discovered a modern capital city where almost every building has been designed by world renowned architects – particularly Foster and Partners – who are arguably experimenting with designs in the steppe’s new metropolis.

Air Astana Review: Sleeper Economy

Travelling Politico

Air Astana’s Economy Sleeper class is unique in the airline world; it is neither standard economy nor full-scale business class. It’s Economy… with legroom!

Strange Lands: The Eternally-Burning Fires of Central Asia

Rough Guides

“In far-off lands, largely undiscovered by travellers today, there are fires eternally burning; some natural and some man-made. These impressive fire craters can be found across Central Asia, fed by the vast oil reserves that lie beneath this region. They’ve featured in both local folklore and Hollywood movies as the entrances to Hell.If you’re brave enough to risk meeting the devil at one of these give, then you are almost guaranteed to have a great big bonfire all to yourself."

 

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