Since September 2016 I have been meaning to go and meet up with my friend Greg in Belgium. But I haven’t been able to make it yet since the final year of university has been so busy and full on, that a trip to Brussels just wasn’t feasible. But Greg is ultra understanding and was still interested in booking a holiday with me, we met last summer in Armenia and wanted to try another country which had experienced communist rule; Kazakhstan. he’s already booked his ticket so all that’s needed is for me to book mine. We’re going from the 21st of July to the 1st of August, and I can’t wait to step foot into the dictatorship. I’ve already looked at tickets and the cheapest ones force me to stop in either Minsk, Belarus or Moscow, Russia, so I also get to explore the airports in these two countries which actually scare me! I’m leaning more towards Minsk, Belarus because I have quite a few Belarusian friends.
If you haven’t already check out this Ben Zand BBC Three dictatorland documentary on Kazakhstan: www.youtube.com/watch?v=rUFh7mnWBcI