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Preparing your trip to Almaty: advices & hints - things to do and to obey

Kok-Tube Mountain, Almaty 1. The locals are very reluctant to drinking alcoholic beverages. Some people do not consume alcohol at all due to religious beliefs. Visitors also should not drink too much alcohol – this can cause confusion and dissatisfaction from the side of the indigenous people.
2. You can talk on absolutely any subject with the citizens as they are very respectful of the opinions of others. You should not talk about work only with your business partners – such communicator may be considered very boring.
3. Local residents are not distinguished by punctuality, so all sorts of delays have already become a habit.
4. During a feast you absolutely should "take care" of the guests sitting next to you – treat them with food, snacks and drinks.
5. Men usually greet each other with a handshake; don’t forget to be very polite to your recent acquaintances. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
6. In the city you can smoke virtually in all public places. The exceptions are, perhaps, cultural institutions, which also have special areas for smoking.
7. You should be attentive while selecting your clothes. This concerns not only business meetings, but also casual walks around the city. Wearing frank and revealing dresses is not recommended in Almaty. Your clothes should strict. Do not walk in sportswear around the city as this is also a sign of bad taste.
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8. The restaurants of the national cuisine are always full of visitors, so it is better to book a table in advance.
9. When to go to someone’s house, bringing gifts is not necessary. However, if you really want to thank hospitable hosts, you can buy small gifts for all family members.
10. In preparation for a feast learning a beautiful toast is far more important than buying an expensive gift. If a guest refuses to say a toast, it can be considered disrespectful.
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What to visit being in Almaty - unique sights

Sonkel

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Kazakhstan: travelling advices

10. Delays in the start time of events are typical in Kazakhstan. A concert can start not just 15 minutes later but 2-3 hours later. In this case, visitors need to be patient because they will get nice treats for the inconvenience.
11. Travelers need to be prepared to pay if they wish to visit the famous ski resort of Shymbulak. Prices at this mountain resort are on par with the best ski resorts in Europe.
12. When inviting a woman to visit a restaurant, the inviting person must be ready to pay the bill. An offer to separate the bill will be considered offensive.
13. Travelers need to stock up on not only paper banknotes but also coins. Many public toilets are paid, and no one will search for the change. … Open
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Travelling to Almaty - advices and tips. What should be provisioned in advance, the rules you might want to follow, and the things you better avoid doing in Almaty. We help you to make your trip smooth and easy, with no unexpected surprises.
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