In December 2014, I visited Kazakhstan. Here are some photos of my experiences. I will constantly update this page, so check back and leave a comment if you like.
In this first photo, I’m on one of the platforms of the Almaty 2 train station. Yes there’s an Almaty 1 on the other side of town. I wanted to go there, but you can’t buy a ticket between the stations although the trains do stop. So I was walking along the platform and checking out the train as I’m a big fan of trains.
In this photo; I was walking along the road and I got stopped by this young man. He was handing out sales pamphlets for a nearby electronic store. You can see the remaining flyers under his left arm. He handed me one, I said its in Kazakh, but he motioned me to take it anyways, so I did. Then he indicated that he wanted to take a photo of/with me, so I said sure. I’m quite the celebrity in Almaty as I came to find out over the days of my stay there. I did find out that he’s actually from Russia; he spoke very little English, but again enough for us to understand each other.
I took this photo while he was rebooting his phone as he was having issues with it. I remember once I met Elijah Woods in the LAX Airport and my phone was misbehaving. He waited patiently for my phone to work, which ti never did; so I can relate to this young man’s plight. He was certainly very anxious to get that phone working, which he finally did.