Monday, August 12, 2019

Nursultan not Astana... that's nobody's business but the Kazakhs


I've arrived at the tip of that triangle. Despite the name change, almost everyone still calls it Nursultan here. The city seems noticeably bigger than my last visit, less than 9 years ago. But still there are cranes everywhere. It also still all seems a little fake.

At least those are my early impressions. I only arrived this afternoon.