Questions tagged [astana]

The capital and second largest city of Kazakhstan.

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Should I refer to the city as Astana or Nur-Sultan when speaking with locals?

I'm traveling to Kazakhstan this September, and I was wondering what the best way is to refer to the capital city. I know that there were some minor protests over the name change back in March, and I ...
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How to get from Kazakhstan to Urumqi?

we need to get from Kazakhstan (Dostyk is probably the best choice, but I don't know much about) to China - either Karamay or Urumqi. We need to book tickets in advance and I can't find online ...
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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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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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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 ...