Both services offer great coverage in and outside of the city, at extremely cheap prices.A few mile/km ride that lasts 10-15 minutes will run you around 400 Tenge. Uber is also a viable option to get outside of the city, to visit some of nature and other attractions Kazakhstan has to offer.Kazakhstan is the pearl of Central Asia – pristine nature and beautiful Kazakh women mixed with Asian and Russian blood await those who are willing to make the long and tedious journey.Kazakhstan’s close proximity to it’s neighboring countries provides easy access to Russia, Kyrgyzstan, and China.They are very possessive of their women and have strong reactions to foreigners dating their prized angels. These guys are built, students of MMA fighting and ready to throw down quickly.It is not uncommon to see men carrying knives in public. The police will be looking to make a quick buck from you.Almaty also has a single line metro, and bus connections that run throughout the city.
With many Soviet relics still intact, Almaty offers a somewhat dull, but energized center that is full of bustling cars weaving down and maneuvering the always under construction center.We even saw one dude carrying a Samurai sword on the street. They do random traffic stops and look for excuses to intimidate a bribe from you. Out of our crew, two of us were arrested for bogus reasons and had to go the route of a bribe to avoid any further complications.Several times during the trip we asked ourselves if it was worth it.Part of the ancient silk road, Kazakhstan played an important role in connecting the East and the West through trade.Previously a part of the Soviet Union, Kazakhstan has been independent since 1992, since then under the rule of its one and only president.