Kazakhstan is the ninth biggest country in the world. Before the end of the Soviet Union, it was called “Kazakh Soviet Socialist Republic”. Astana is the capital city of Kazakhstan.  Russia has the longest border with Kazakhstan also bordered by China, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, and Turkmenistan. Easy for you to say ha! 

Borat Slept Here!  Yes, Sasha Baron Cohen starred as fictional Kazakh journalist named Borat Sagdiyev in the runaway 2006 mockumentary comedy film Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan, most often referred to simply as Borat. Surprisingly, they were all out of the lime green, Borat mankini in the Border Crossing gift shop. 

This photo was taken by our co-host, Rick Griffin wile on the epic road trip adventure, the Mongol Rally – from London to Mongolia. 


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