The comedy film Borat portrayed Kazakhstan as a land of leotard-sporting locals. However, the world's ninth-largest country has much better things to offer. Its cities feature inventive architecture and bustling nightlife, whilst in the steppelands and Altai and Tian Shan mountain ranges you'll find hunting with eagles and poetry sung to the strains of the dombra. Here too are endangered species like the saiga antelope and elusive snow leopard.
Bradt's Kazakhstan fills you in on the rich history, social etiquette and culture of the once-nomadic Kazakhs, as well as providing the nuts and bolts of language, getting around and the newly relaxed entry requirements.
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