Monday, April 12, 2010

Silk Road Day 17: Almaty

Woke up this morning to pouring rain in Almaty. After a 6am breakfast (!) we set off for a morning of sightseeing. We drove up to the Medeo, which is a big ice skating rink in the mountains, but it was very foggy and we couldn't really see anything. We visited the Zenkov Cathedral, which is built of wood entirely without nails, but it was hard to get excited about getting drenched in the process.

The rain did stop long enough for us to have a look at the earthquake monument.

Almaty 01

We were back on the train at 11am for our overnight run to Tashkent.

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