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Living in Almaty, Kazakhstan:
Tips for Moving and Visiting

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If you've been wondering what it's like to live in or visit Almaty, the Crowdsourced Explorer community can help. We asked five people living in Almaty what someone who is considering moving to or visiting there should know. Here are their pros and cons, tips, and advice:

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In Almaty we have beautiful ski resort in mountains where you can ski at winter and go climbing at summer with fresh air. People here is always very friendly and open to tourists. Here we have all four seasons in a year of weather and as we are multinational country you can try cuisines of such countries as Kazakh, Russians, Chines, Caucasian kitchens all in one place.

Daniyal, says: 2020

Traffic jams are horrible despite the welcoming people. the transport infrastructure is not in a high level, unfortunately. The Internet access is not available everywhere. However, delicious, diverse cuisine is wherever you want! The city is full of young people who are full of energy and enthusiasm.

Alexander, says: 2020

Almaty has all four seasons of the weather in a year. Being prepared to be ready for extreme snowfall, rain and hot summers. Appropriate clothes would be needed. The city itself is quite big, having a car or knowing how to manage public transport would be very applicable. However, bicycles are available in the city, which can be borrowed. Cafe’s and dining is popular in Almaty.

Mountains, Beshbarmak (dish made of horse meat and dough), beautiful views of the city, very pleasant not hot summer, delicious fruits and berries, a lot of snow in winter, very kind and hospitable people, really multinational, comfortable for living due to available utilities, affordable food, a lot of walking areas and bicycle station to rent bike.

Sabina, says: 2020

Though Kazakhstan may sound a like a third world country associated with terrorist countries, Almaty is a civilized place. There are little crime rates and the place itself is beautiful, surrounded by a large mountain range with snow-capped mountains. There are a mix of foreigners and natives because the country attracts many people due to its unique scenery. it is a great place to visit if you want to experience something new.

Alexander, says: 2020

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