Altel 4G is awesome


After getting fed up with my slow ADSL line at my house, I decided to get 4G. Altel provides a 4G router for 9990 Tenge or roughly $66 USD that includes one month free unlimited. I have to pay 4500 Tenge ($30 USD)  afterwards (which is covered in my contract). Just look at the local speed tests below: The second test for the Altel 4G kicks butt.  I now need to see how well I can download torrents in Kazakhstan. Posted from WordPress for Android Continue Reading

Humidifier for my room


The air is a bit dry for me in Almaty when compared to the tropical air in Vietnam. I wake up in the middle of the night normally since my nose is dry. I am thirsty too, more then normal. Yes Almaty is not dry in comparison to Karatau, my old Peace Corps site, or  northern Kazakhstan but it is still dry to me. This humidifier I bought for about $75 USD should help make it easier to sleep. I will also put some vaseline in my nose to keep it moist. Yes the light does turn off. :-) Continue Reading

-9 C outside and still snowing


I have to head to Mega today to get a humidifier. Today will be one of the coldest days for me in a long with a high of just - 6 C. Thank God for my good warm clothes. It is still snowing lightly soon.  Below are some pictures from my apartment. Posted from WordPress for Android Continue Reading