Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Astana

Suntana Aquapark
With temperature-controlled sand flown in from the Maldives, relax here while gazing out at an ice-clad city.
Kazakhstan Sport Centre
Get your skates on at this large rink.
Ishim River
Cross/ski down/swim in the iced-over river for a bracing morning.
Burabay National Nature Park
Located in the North of Kazakhstan, Astana is perfectly placed for exploring the steppe; head out for day trips (or longer) to beautiful national parks for walking and nature-watching.
Central Park & Ishim River
Wander around the statues in this huge park, and take your time exploring.
Uspensky Cathedral
The city's main cathedral, the Upensky is an impressive sight.
Beit Rachel Synagogue
A large (for Central Asia) synagogue, this maintains a community feel.
Vanilla
Gaze over the vast atrium of the mall with a restorative coffee - ideal for spotting your next target.
Tea Dastarkhan Saryarka
The perfect spot for busy bargain-hunters, TDS offers a classy place to take a break, with stunningly good teas.
Tea & Coffee Garden
Caffeine abounds in the vast selection of this little café chain, with dozens of varieties on offer.
Books & Coffee
A community feel (bring your own slippers if fussy) and plenty of English books in this WiFi loaded café.
Al Fresco
Catering to all tastes, Al Fresco offers great quality authentic dishes with a friendly and knowledgeable staff.
La Belle
La Belle has many faces, but is best known for its extensive drinks menu.
Korean House
Korea House provides wonderful authentic food in a fiercely traditional atmosphere.
Divan
Authentic Turkish cuisine is attested to by the high levels of Turkish expats enjoying meals.
Chili Pepper’s
Fab Italian pizzaeria with a popular bar, this place is much beloved by younger Kazakhs.
Tengri Hotel
A comfortable, well-connected hotel for dining and nightlife.

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