Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Almaty

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Akademkniga
For the best maps of hiking in Kazakhstan.
Aksai Gorge
Liberate your soul from material worries and visit the monks in this monastery.
Almaty Guide
Almaty guru Karlygash Makatova knows and translates everything cool about Almaty.
Almaty Hippodrome
If you prefer to watch horses rather than ride them then in Almaty the HippodRome is the place to be.
Arasan Public Banya
A real man's spa - flagellate with birch twigs.
ArtBatFest
An interactive art festival, ArtBatFest is a great place to wander for flashmobs, photography exhibitions and experimental theatre.
Asia Discovery
Want to go trekking, hunt with eagles, discover Kazakhstan's flora and fauna? These guys.
Charyn Canyon
Kazakhstan's Grand Canyon, the red rocks of Charyn are a little smaller, but no less spectacular.
Eurasia Int’l Film Festival
If you're a film buff, check out Central Asia's offerings.
Ile River
Perfect for a lazy boat ride gazing at the steppes at they unroll to the horizon.
Ile River Delta
A trip to the immense Ile River Delta might not be quick or cheap but it's certainly an unforgettable experience. Certainly it'll make you fall in love with the country hook line and sinker.
Issyk Lake & Turgen Gorge
Hiking or biking amongst waterfalls cliffs and fir trees is the order of the day at Turgen Gorge a place of outstanding natural beauty.
Jazzystan
Contemporary, international musicians are more the rage at Jazzystan.
Kolsai Lakes
Ever wanted to sleep in a yurt, wake up to views of a sparkling shimmering lake and spend the day riding to your heart's content? Here you are then.
Medeu Skating Rink
Skating has such romantic connotations - crisp skies, frosted breath and red cheeks - all come to life at Almaty's Medeo ice stadium.
Tau Dastarkhan
Well-situated hotel with some fantastic amenities.
Track Tourism
Mountain climbing specialists, with an extensive photographic collection of Almaty.

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