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How do you get around in Kazakhstan

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How do you get around in Kazakhstan

I have just arrived in Almaty - KZ (looking out for Borat lookalikes) which is currently -7. Although I have all the amenities a sane person can ask for, I still cant figure out how locals without a car get any where. WHERE ARE ALL THE TAXIS?

Anyone got any Taxi numbers, or private taxis that they can recommend. My ears are frozen.

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1. Re: How do you get around in Kazakhstan


Good luck! Ask your hotel to get you a driver, should cost you no more than 500tenge a day.

Otherwise, tell the hotel where you want to go & get them to hail you a car - taxi's are so scarce, and expensive, you find everyone gets into normal cars.

perfectly safe - as long as you can speak some russian.

word of warining - should never cost you more than 400tenge.

Good luck!

and thanks for the weather warning i'm heading back at end of jan.

(you'll never find any borat lookalikes, in fact you'll find most people have never heard of him!)

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2. Re: How do you get around in Kazakhstan


The previous message is correct. There are no Borat lookalikes in Kazakhstan. The movie was made in Romania and has nothing to do with kazakhs.

There are lots of taxi companies. Call 058, 555 333, 999 777...

You can just raise your hand anywhere in the city and most drivers will stop (the price is from 200 to 500 tenge within the city)

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