Travel related to the Central Asian country of Kazakhstan, formerly a soviet state within the USSR.

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Entry requirements for arrival from space

Watching the recent return of Scott Kelly, Mikhail Korniyenko and Sergey Volkov from the International Space Station in a Soyuz capsule got me to wondering about visas and passports. Perhaps it ...
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Viewing a Soyuz launch on the cheap?

So in 2010 I was in Florida at the scheduled launch of Discovery, only to have it delayed until February of 2011 :( Alas, I was not able to return and therefore will never get to see a Space Shuttle ...
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Is it easier for a westerner to obtain a Chinese tourist visa in Kazakhstan or Kyrgyzstan?

The procedures, restrictions, prerequisites, etc of getting a visa for the same country can vary a lot depending on which embassy or consulate in which country you apply from. This is most certainly ...
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Kazakhstan visa in Uzbekistan?

I'll be passing through Uzbekistan shortly, and will need another Kazakhstan tourist visa before I head back there. What locations can I get this at, and any idea how long it will take to achieve?
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Transit visa on arrival in Kazakhstan

I've been told it's possible to get a transit visa on arrival at the airport in Kazakhstan. Can anyone find me some current details on this - how long it's for, how much it costs, and what's required ...
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What are the transport options from Tashkent, Uzbekistan into Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan?

I'm travelling to Tashkent, Uzbekistan in mid-June. What are the transport options going to Kyrgyzstan/Kazakhstan and back regarding time/cost/ease of arranging? Specifically I'm interested in ...
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Talgo train from Almaty to Astana?

Currently in Almaty, was planning on using the answers in Bishkek (or Almaty) to Novosibirsk next week to go to Novosibirsk, but have heard about this 'Talgo train' to Astana. It's meant to be ...
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Alternate routes Almaty to Novosibirsk

Yikes. Just been to the train station here in Almaty. There are no trains going to Astana or Novosibirsk (I want Novosibirsk but tried Astana as well) for today, tomorrow or the next day - well the ...
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Is there wifi in Astana Airport (Kazakhstan)?

I have several hours stopover there tomorrow night. I'm debating sleeping in the airport or sleeping in a hotel - I can sleep anywhere, but if there's wifi in the airport that would seal the deal for ...
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Aktau, Kazakhstan to Bukhara, Uzbekistan?

I'm currently in Aqtau/Aktau, Kazakhstan. The trains look really tricky to get to Bukhara, and I'm wondering if there's a better way, as currently it looks like going back up the line to Beynou (no ...
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Getting from Astrakhan, Russia to Aktau, Kazakhstan

I'm in Astrakhan, Russia. There's very little information out there on buses or trains to use to eventually get to Aktau, Kazakhstan. bahn.de shows a 75 hour train with 3 changes, so I have no idea ...
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Marshrutka/hitchhiking Beyneu-Aktau

I'm going by Train from Moscow to the Kazakh village of Beyneu. From there I'll either hitchhike or take a marshrukta to Aktau. How easy is it to find a Driver willing to take you to Aktau at 16:30 ...
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Transit Visa Almaty for Indian Citizens?

I am an Indian citizen. I will be travelling to Russia but I need to wait in Almaty airport 13 hours for my next flight to Russia. I will not be leaving Almaty airport. So in this case do I need a ...
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Kazakhstan transit visa costs

Does anyone have a DEFINITIVE price for a Kazakhstan transit visa for U.S. passport holders? ( at the Kazakh embassy in Tashkent in person)
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What documents are required to drive a motorcycle from Kazakhstan to China?

A french citizen will travel beijing and shanghai in china by motorcycle and he had a chinese visa from the embassy of china in paris. the details of the motorcycle are: brand, model and year: ...
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How many visas are required to visit Kazakhstan (from India)? [closed]

So my friend who lives in Kazakhstan(originally from there) says it will take me three visas- Schengen visa ,Kazakhstan visa and Russian Visa. But I doubt that. Please help me out here.
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Buying a pre-paid SIM card in Kazakhstan (Almaty or Astana) with data

Where in Almaty or Astana can I buy a pre-paid SIM card with data? Will I have to show the seller my passport when I buy one? A place with English speakers, if possible, would be preferable. I ...
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26 hour layover in Almaty, Kazakhstan

I am an Indian citizen living in Ukraine. I will be traveling to India but I need to wait in Almaty airport 26 hours for my next flight to India. I will not be leaving Almaty airport. My flight is Air ...
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Prices for buses Alat-Baku

What does the bus between the Alat port and Baku cost? I will be arriving in Alat on a Ferry from Aktau (Kazakhstan) and need to get to Baku from there. Also, where in Alat or Aktau can I get Azeri ...
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Getting tenge in Beyneu (Kazakhstan)

Does anyone know where to get tenge around the Kazakh Train Station of Beyneu? I'll be arriving there from Russia and Need tenge to pay for Transport to Aktau