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High peaks

Kasia Trojanowska | 9th January 2019

Friday was going to be a surprise – an early breakfast to catch the best light in the mountains! We congregated at 8am but didn’t leave until sometime later, as some of us had work to catch up on. We were taken to the highest peak easily accessible from Almaty, Shimbulak, located at 3200 m […]

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Lost in a city

Kasia Trojanowska | 9th January 2019

Today, after the morning interviews were over, our main task was to get to know the city, losing ourselves in its flavours and colours. We were dropped off at a National Museum of Musical Instruments, hosted in a delightful wooden building constructed in a traditional style with a green, sloping roof and intricate ornaments. Most […]

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A common language

Kasia Trojanowska | 9th January 2019

Almaty, an old capital city of Kazakhstan, knows its place in the world. Unlike Astana, it doesn’t seem to rush around, but rather moves on at its own pace, measured and established. To an unacquainted visitor, it seemed open and friendly, with tree-lined streets, parks and pedestrianised boardwalks. We were going to spend the next […]

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