Living in Zhanaozen, Kazakhstan:
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If you've been wondering what it's like to live in or visit Zhanaozen, the Crowdsourced Explorer community can help. We asked one person living in Zhanaozen 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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Zhanaozen is a small town about 50 km from the Caspian Sea, the biggest lake on the planet, in the country called Kazakhstan. Zhanaozen is translated as “New River”. Ironically, the town is located in the desert and no rivers are to be seen. Zhanaozen is unique, because it has had an intense, somewhat violent history. It was first established by the nomadic tribe of Adais. Adais, with the hero named Shotan Jary, conquered the land from Uzbeks, according to the legend about a thousand years ago, in the pre-mongolic times.

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