Sunday, 29 November 2009

Saturday, 21 November 2009

Beware the icicles my son...

Warning to foreigners: As temperatures fluctuate, icicles start to melt and may fall. Be sure to be walking somewhere else at the time.

Saturday, 14 November 2009

Five fingers

Besh barmak (five fingers) is the Kazakh national dish. The name doesn't come from its content (!), but from the way its eaten - with your fingers from a common round plate, symbolising the equality of those eating it. A friend spent four hours cooking it for us, boling the horse meat and sausage, and preparing the sauce and pasta - delicious!

Monday, 9 November 2009

First snow in Almaty...

...time to crack out the fur coat and miniskirt combo?!