An update from Almaty


I have been a bit silent on this blog for over a month.  I had a bit of technical issues with my blog after I added it to a CDN.  Today I finally removed my blog from the CDN and let it run as is so I could blog more often again. Winter is coming to an end here in Almaty.  We are expected to have one more snow fall tonight and through tomorrow and then there will be a gradual heat up.  The cold has not bothered me as I thought it would but still, I prefer the heat. During the last month, I Continue Reading

Dangers of ice cycles


Just took this photo at my school. Ice cycles do kill in Kazakhstan. There are always warnings issued when it starts to thaw out. I always see this maintenance man knocking down ice cycles with this pole. I am not sure how he gets the higher ones. Posted from WordPress for Android Continue Reading

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