Almaty (pop 1.5 million)
Kazakhstan (18 million)
October 7, 2018
Clear and Cool
When I planned my trip to Kazakhstan, I never expected to be almost immobile after I arrived. I should have checked the elevation of Almaty, my first stop. (700-900 m or 2300-3000 ft)
For two or three days I am quite dizzy and barely able to leave my hotel room except to eat lunch and dinner at a nearby restaurant and to buy a Kazakhstan SIM card at the local telephone company.
I do manage to visit the State Museum and to have dinner with my charming Facebook friend Sardana and her friend and their young daughters.