Posts Tagged ‘ Kazakhstan ’

Kazakhstan – the ninth largest country in the world

Oct 10th, 2015 | By

In the wake of the Winter Olympics 2022 bid in Almaty, and Expo 2017 taking place in Astana, Natasha Blair visited Kazakhstan, in Central Asia.

Smuggling booze

Aug 16th, 2013 | By

Buying duty-free is a time-honoured tradition for us Brits. The odd bottle of brandy here would fit into luggage and some of us may have brought slightly more than the allowance.

What’s hot: June 2012

May 30th, 2012 | By

CD-Traveller tells you what’s hot and what’s not in the travel world. This month Kenya and Kazakhstan are both back on the map for all the right reasons, but it’s bad news for BMI Baby and Barbados’ Almond Village Resort

Kazakhstan: space rockets and tulips

Jan 15th, 2012 | By

Frederic explores Kazakhstan, a country unknown to most of us but which offers an exciting destination of the future – particularly if you like the outdoors

Exotic Macclesfield

Nov 23rd, 2010 | By

No I am not taking the Michael, but how many people would link the exotic allure of Samarkand and Macclesfield? Yet there is a strong link between the two which has been reinforced by the admission of the town into the UNWTO (United Nations World Tourism Organisation) Silk Road Programme. For all of you outside the north west who don’t know, Macclesfield was the centre of the silk industry in the UK (even the local football team is known as the silkmen) and is home to the Silk Heritage Foundation. With 4 museums and linked shops, this heritage is important to the growth of the town. Just as it was to Samarkand, today in modern day Uzbekistan.