I have a good friend whose name is Altukha. Every time I speak about Kazakh hospitality, I remember him. Why hospitality? Altukha invites foreigners to his house, gives them a place to spend several nights, his family set the “dastarkhan” (table with lots of different national food) with our tasty foods, and, of course, show them the true Almaty. ” Here we drink three cups … Continue reading Kazakh Hospitality In India. You Don’t Usually Think About Such Stuff Until It Breaks Into Your Life.
Perizat – a good friend of mine from Almaty has presented me a book called “Shantaram”. I heard a lot about this book: someone told about a journey of the main character, someone told about real love and devotion, and someone told that this book teaches you the respect. After I read this book, by the way, it took me about 2 years, I was … Continue reading Following Shantaram
This is my third Indian festival or holiday this year. And I have to say that Thaipoosam in Kuala Lumpur is the holiday that you definitely have to see with your own eyes. Every time I experience cultures of different countries, and especially Indian culture, it inspires me to explore more and more cultures. It was early in the morning when I made my journey … Continue reading Shocking Thaipoosam holiday in Kuala Lumpur
Friday. Work. I am sitting and looking through a calendar. Suddenly, I realize that it’s been almost two months already as I live in India. Do I miss Kazakhstan? – Of course, I do, especially I miss my family and friends. I miss that time when my family and I were going on the shore of the Caspian Sea, making barbecue, setting up the tent and … Continue reading Indian marriage. I have accepted many things in this country, but this … this is a big surprise for me
It is almost four weeks as I live in this country of colors and contrasts. Every day gives me unforgettable and amazing experience, day by day the smell, the flavor of India becomes more native to me, and noises from cars are like birds’ singing on the sunrise in the village. First two weeks I was sharing a room in a hostel with a hindu … Continue reading India through the eyes of Hindu