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Re: EP8:11/16 "I知 Like an Angry Cow"
« Reply #125 on: November 12, 2008, 11:56:28 AM »
Well, I don't think I'm a "map expert" but I don't think it's that far. According to the map on the Alasha site, http://www.alasha.kz/index.php?opt=contact 
it's at the corner of Ospanov and Dostyk, right before where Dostyk crosses the river.

On this map (mostly in Russian http://infokz.com/city/eng/empall.htm) you can see Dostyk Av (in Russian looks like AOcTblk!) crossing the river at the top right side, with a street leading off it, which might be Ospanov (not marked).  Downtown is to the left with the Cathedral, Green Bazar  and park at the left end of Dostyk.
The downtown only map in English is here -  Almaty downtown http://infokz.com/city/eng/empcen.htm


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Re: EP8:11/16 "I知 Like an Angry Cow"
« Reply #126 on: November 12, 2008, 01:37:35 PM »
Apskip, please! Of course it's Mauritius, home of the dodo! Compare... :lol:

(Geez, still wondering why they chose a bird that, well, can't fly.)

Erm, topic?

OMG Neobie. That's too funny.  :funny: As for the reason why they chose a flightless bird...that is pretty obvious....the RNZAF hardly fly themselves, so having an emblem which flies even less makes them feel better :tup:

And sorry puddin for continuing the off topic trend of this thread :notme:
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Re: EP8:11/16 "I’m Like an Angry Cow"
« Reply #127 on: November 12, 2008, 02:57:19 PM »
Do we have any flight info from Delhi to Almaty? :plane:
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Re: EP8:11/16 "I知 Like an Angry Cow"
« Reply #128 on: November 12, 2008, 04:11:32 PM »

Why are we looking at GE's of planes please? ???

 :didimiss:

Can someone point me to the source?

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Re: EP8:11/16 "I知 Like an Angry Cow"
« Reply #129 on: November 12, 2008, 04:20:58 PM »
Do we have any flight info from Delhi to Almaty? :plane:

gator27, are you not familiar with Timetables and Flight Information thread? Take a look and you will get your answer from my most recent special post on that subject.


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Re: EP8:11/16 "I知 Like an Angry Cow"
« Reply #130 on: November 12, 2008, 04:58:53 PM »

Why are we looking at GE's of planes please? ???

 :didimiss:

Can someone point me to the source?

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Chateau started it, I guess he wants to give lessons in GE? or something? :word:

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Re: EP8:11/16 "I知 Like an Angry Cow"
« Reply #131 on: November 12, 2008, 05:22:34 PM »
okay, I am WAY behind but no relevance to this leg, then?
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Re: EP8:11/16 "I知 Like an Angry Cow"
« Reply #132 on: November 12, 2008, 05:29:43 PM »
okay, I am WAY behind but no relevance to this leg, then?
  You'll have to ask Chateau, I have no idea :lol:

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Re: EP8:11/16 "I知 Like an Angry Cow"
« Reply #133 on: November 12, 2008, 05:40:10 PM »
was there a monument or something they were looking for? :duno:

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Re: EP8:11/16 "I知 Like an Angry Cow"
« Reply #134 on: November 12, 2008, 05:57:42 PM »
Nope.  That was all just for the gee wiz factor.

I was looking for chickens and I got Migs   :funny:
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Re: EP8:11/16 "I知 Like an Angry Cow"
« Reply #135 on: November 12, 2008, 06:13:27 PM »
I was looking for chickens and I got Migs   :funny:

Easy enough to do...It could happen to anyone. I mean look at all the similarities:
1. They both have wings
2. They both have wings
3. you get the idea.....

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Re: EP8:11/16 "I知 Like an Angry Cow"
« Reply #136 on: November 12, 2008, 07:01:28 PM »
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I was looking for chickens and I got Migs   
Maybe I can help (a little) with both. This page describes the Alel location as
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Almaty region, Iliiskii district, Pervomaiskaya Promzona, Almaty ptitsefabrika
. I found this company that claims an airport in the same district. The wikimap is here. There's an industrial area north of the airport that has possibilites; if someone could find Pervomaiskaya village that would help in finding the battery farm ("ptitsefabrika").

Nvm, it's here. Now to look for chickens...
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Re: EP8:11/16 "I’m Like an Angry Cow"
« Reply #137 on: November 12, 2008, 07:15:36 PM »
If it helps with the searches, the rough address of the chicken farm is:

Первомайская Промзона (1st of May Street?)
Илийский район (Iliiskii district)

It's bringing up other businesses in the vicinity, but no location yet... :'(
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I was looking for chickens and I got Migs   
Maybe I can help (a little) with both. This page describes the Alel location as
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Almaty region, Iliiskii district, Pervomaiskaya Promzona, Almaty ptitsefabrika
. I found this company that claims an airport in the same district. The wikimap is here. There's an industrial area north of the airport that has possibilites; if someone could find Pervomaiskaya village that would help in finding the battery farm ("ptitsefabrika").

Nvm, it's here. Now to look for chickens...

I see a 1st May ponds Slowhatch!

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Re: EP8:11/16 "I知 Like an Angry Cow"
« Reply #138 on: November 12, 2008, 08:19:19 PM »
Although it's sad to be eliminated like that..

But the best scenario for me now would be -

Phil: Andrew and Dan, you're team number #1!
Andrew: We beat the Fast Forward!
Dan: Dang! We're good racers!
Andrew: I told you we rock and we are faster than everyone else! I told you!!
Phil: :res: However, the both of you lost your passports. Thus you won't be able to continue on with the race and i'm sorry that both of you are the first team to arrive, first team to lose passports on the race and first team to be eliminated by such a dumb mistake. Bye bye. :waves:

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That would be so hilarious!   :funny:  Though probably not for Andrew & Dan, of course.

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Re: EP8:11/16 "I知 Like an Angry Cow"
« Reply #139 on: November 13, 2008, 08:24:45 PM »
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Re: EP8:11/16 "I知 Like an Angry Cow"
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Re: EP8:11/16 "I’m Like an Angry Cow"
« Reply #141 on: November 13, 2008, 08:31:10 PM »
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I guess its suppose to look like an old reel but its funny
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Re: EP8:11/16 "I知 Like an Angry Cow"
« Reply #142 on: November 13, 2008, 08:49:38 PM »
 :yess:  The company name on the crane is TORGOVYI DOM   :angel:

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Re: EP8:11/16 "I知 Like an Angry Cow"
« Reply #143 on: November 13, 2008, 08:51:08 PM »
Thanks puddin! Lol  Oh poor Terence...
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Re: EP8:11/16 "I知 Like an Angry Cow"
« Reply #144 on: November 13, 2008, 08:52:32 PM »
So is this Starr? Color me stupid  :jam:


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Re: EP8:11/16 "I知 Like an Angry Cow"
« Reply #145 on: November 13, 2008, 09:03:34 PM »
I thought that was one of the give a direction ladies! :lol3:


Is this one of ours? :funny:
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Re: EP8:11/16 "I知 Like an Angry Cow"
« Reply #146 on: November 13, 2008, 09:05:38 PM »
I thought that was one of the give a direction ladies! :lol3:


Is this one of ours? :funny:

One of our what?  :funny:

another :barf


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Re: EP8:11/16 "I知 Like an Angry Cow"
« Reply #147 on: November 13, 2008, 09:07:59 PM »
LOL peach, one of our what?

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Re: EP8:11/16 "I知 Like an Angry Cow"
« Reply #148 on: November 13, 2008, 09:09:14 PM »
 :yess:  Here's a clip from a Bangkok tourist blurb about travel to Kazakstan...

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Almaty in Kazakhstan's south is its largest city which was its capital from 1929-98 when it was moved north to Astana. Almaty shares a border with China which is around four to five hours drive from downtown. Around 100kms before you reach the border, or 193 kilometres east of the town, there is a popular tourist stop: the Charyn Canyon.


It is 80kms long through which runs the Charyn River. The height of the canyon is 150-300 metres. Locals go there for picnic. They lay down mats along the edge and enjoy meals, the windy atmosphere and strong sunshine because there is no shade from trees.


Kazakhs relish horse meat. They cook it the same way as beef and it is also sold in supermarkets in the form of sausage or salami, cured meat or ready-to-eat sandwiches and pastries. Horses raised as a source of meat are tended differently from those reared for riding.


To the south of Almaty is another popular picnic spot, Turgen Gorge in Ili-Alatau National Park, 90kms from downtown. The place is famous for its waterfalls, hot springs and a rainbow trout farm.


"I can guarantee you that any one coming here can catch a trout," said Alexander Yexhov, our tour guide.


The trick is, he said, that the farm lets the fish go hungry so that no matter what you drop in the stream , they will go for the bait and swallow. Many people with baits in hand could be seen lining a small cold stream waiting for their moment. After a short while I spotted a seven-year old boy trap his first trout of the day, it was that easy, and he screamed in excitement. The farm also has a restaurants selling deep fried trout. Other activities available to visitors are horse riding or touring the area in a horse-drawn carriage.


Kazakhstan is also well-known for its falcons. "People from the Middle East, especially the United Arab Emirates, come here to buy birds of prey. There was a flourishing black market for the birds until the government decreed a law to protect them," said our guide, adding that now owners of hawks and falcons are required to obtain a licence from the government.


A privately-run falcon farm was established in 1989 to breed and train the birds and later opened to tourists. "Around 600 falcons or 70 percent of the birds raised at the farm have been allowed to go free," he explained.


On view are many types of falcons segregated in cages depending on species. The golden eagle, the country's national symbol, is a major attraction. One of them, we saw, had brown feathers and proud penetrating eyes. Our guide said it was trained specially to hunt in tandem with a Russian dog whom he named as Tazi.


Beside nature, there are several places in Almaty where you can enjoy a walk. You can start at Panfilov Park and visit the Ascension Church, also called Zenkov Cathedral. Built in 1904, the church is made entirely of wood without a single nail in its structure. Behind the church is Glory Memorial Park with its eternal flame. It was built to honour those who sacrificed their lives during WWII. In the park area is a museum featuring musical instruments sourced from every part of the country.


From the park you can walk to Green Bazaar, the city's main open-air market where you can buy local handicraft, dry fruits, nuts, chocolate and fresh meats, including horse meat.


But you are not allowed to take pictures. Security officers roam the market to make sure the ban is enforced. I even spotted some of them tailing our group after they saw us carrying cameras and video recorders, and I couldn't help wondering that it was 17 years ago the country broke free from Russia, but that siege mentality still persists.


Since Kazakhstan only recently opened its doors to tourism, travel packages there are a tad pricey. But it seems destined to become a major tourist destination in due course, given the lifestyle of its people and beautiful nature that are bound to leave lasting impressions on travellers to this Central Asian nation.


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Re: EP8:11/16 "I知 Like an Angry Cow"
« Reply #149 on: November 13, 2008, 09:11:30 PM »
direction ladies. peach meant that she is giving directions out to the driver of the truck. We see andrew and dan in the same truck!


 

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