Choosing a 3G and 4G provider in Kazakhstan

Beeline - Kazakhstan

I have been in Almaty, Kazakhstan, for nearly 3 months now (minus the 3 weeks back in Saigon, Vietnam, for my holidays).  As an avid blogger, social network user, and web developer, I am keen to have the best internet possible. When I first came to Almaty, I was given a Beeline simcard which had 3G.  This is probably one of the first simcards that new foreigners get when they arrive into Kazakhstan.  They are easy to obtain, you do not need to register with your passport.  Unfortunately, this Continue Reading

It is cold, cold, cold, in Almaty

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Well, finally a normal cold day in Almaty as you can see in the Accuweather reading below: Yes it gets colder here and definitely in other parts of Kazakhstan. We have seen lots of snowfall as well in Almaty but this year, each snowfall ks followed by warmer temperatures which melt the snow. Not this time. We had nearly 24 hours of snow, which is cool, but damn cold. I am ready for Spring which could be another 2 months away still. Below are more snow pictures from this week. Continue Reading

Sun Valley Apartments – Almaty

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People have asked about where I live in Almaty. I live closer to the mountains at Sun Valley Apartments not far from Medeo. This is a great area since there is less pollution here. Many people will families live here. It is more of an upper middle class area with similar type of apartments in the area. There are also many homes as well.  There are a few supermarkets but Mega has the best one. Mega is about 5 minutes away by taxi. I live in a two bedroom apartment which is quite space Continue Reading