Category Archives: Kazakhstan

Essential writing from Central Asia: part two

Claridge’s, a winter evening. Within, I am directed down a bright, pristine corridor. There are liveried staff everywhere: smiling helpfully, welcoming reverently, enquiring politely what my business is in this establishment. I tell them, and receive a court bow, indicating … Continue reading

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Postcard from Central Asia #1: Almaty, dead sheep polo, and an encounter with Kyrgyzstan’s finance minister

Remarkable: it’s late January, and barely a month ago was so cold a five minute walk at night numbed my gloved fingers, but the sun comes out every day now and it could be a pleasant English afternoon in April. … Continue reading

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