Category Archive: Kazakhstan

VeoVeo: When the Year Ends

It’s common sense – says Marta – the year ends in autumn and starts again in March. And in between? In between is hibernation, or change, or centrifugal force carrying one through the… Continue reading

Teatime stories – A train across the steppe

Rosa’s daydreams fly out of the window as she travels contemplating the colours of the steppe. The semi-desert thirsty shrubs give place to green pastures, to creeks and tiny lakes with a crown… Continue reading

Of humans, animals and god (Kazakhstan)

It’s only a day since we left the Aral sea behind – a small, blue, shrinking dot on the Earth’s surface that has loomed disproportionately huge in our minds and the dream of… Continue reading

Bathing in a mirage – in search for the Aral Sea (Kazakhstan)

The Aral sea bed lies naked ahead. Its shells jingle like a million bells, freezing in the winter winds and boiling in the summer heat. We stand on the deck of a rusty… Continue reading

Mangistau – to Kazakhstan through the back door

Painfully slow the truck stumbles through the dust. This is our baptism in Kazakh roads. “50 km take approximately 6 hours” – announces Ali, our driver, resignedly looking at the bumps ahead. Hours… Continue reading

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