Thursday, February 28, 2008

Information on Kazakhstan

Information on Kazakhstan is somewhat scarce and you won't be finding many tourist guide books on the country. (Lonely's Planet's Central Asia does, however, contain the best information that we were able to find and it's worth the purchase). It's a bit challenging, but the best source of information is certainly the internet.

In particular, take at look at the following webistes:

http://www.kazakhadoptivefamilies.com/
http://home.nycap.rr.com/bankoskis/
http://www.worldtravelguide.net/country/135/country_guide/Central-Asia/Kazakhstan.html
http://www.advantour.com/kazakhstan/
http://www.kazconsul.ca/1/text-53.html
http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Asia/Kazakhstan/TravelGuide-Kazakhstan.html
http://wwwn.cdc.gov/travel/destinationKazakhstan.aspx#notices
http://east-site.com/kazakhstan_country
http://www.world66.com/asia/centralasia/kazakhstan
http://www.trekearth.com/gallery/Asia/Kazakhstan/

There are also some yahoo.groups that are worth signing up to, in particular: canakaz@yahoogroups.com (a group devoted to canadian families adopting from Kazakhstan)

We also have to mention the documentary "Long Way Round" by Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman. They travel from Great Britain to New York on their motorbikes...taking the long way round... and travelling 3 weeks in Kazakhstan. It's amazing and really gives you a sense of the country and its people. We couldn't stop watching it. We would highly recommend it.

2 comments:

Matthew and Suzanne said...

Congratulations on starting your journey! We are also adopting from Kaz. Here's a really cool blog of a Canadian family right now in Kaz. http://yeomans2kaz.blogspot.com/

Rasna Arora said...

So wonderful to read your blog! We are also in Canada & also adopting from Kaz, now that its re-opened! Thanks for the link to the awesome documentary Long Way Round! We couldnt wait to watch it and so excited when we did. Now Im posting the link to episode 4 - the Kaz episode, on my facebook everywhere! Much better documentary for people to know about Kaz than that horrible one everyone seems to associate it with, much to our angst. The one with a B. wont give it more publicity than that.