The first question you might want to ask is “what the hell did you spend your summer in Kazakhstan???” Actually the International Exhibition took place in Astana, the Capital City of Kazakhstan, in summer 2017. It was the first reason of my coming in this country no one knows in the Western World! Indeed, I was invited for the opening of Expo2017 in June 2017 since I was exhibiting my photos around the French Pavilion.

And then, it happened that I came 3 times during the summer and stay almost 2 months! It was actually a very nice surprise!

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Kazakhstan map

EXPO 2017 in Astana

The reason why it happened that I came in Kazakhstan was for the International Exhibition in Astana from June 2017 to September 2017. 

I had the chance to have my photos exhibited all around the French Pavillon. Each photo represented a region of France 

Expo2017 Astana Kazakhstan
Expo2017 Astana Kazakhstan
Expo2017 Astana Kazakhstan
Expo2017 Astana Kazakhstan
Kazaksthan Expo 2017 Astana
Expo2017 Astana Kazakhstan

Astana & Almaty, the new and the former capital

In term of cities, Kazakhstan is about the rivality between Astana, the new modern capital in the middle of the steppe booming like a little Dubai and Almaty the former historic capital and still biggest city, in the middle of the mountains in the south east end part of the country. 

Astana

1.2 million people, capital of Kazakhstan since 1998 (former name: Tselinograd)

Astana Capital of Kazakhstan
Astana Capital of Kazakhstan
Astana Capital of Kazakhstan
Astana Capital of Kazakhstan
Astana Capital of Kazakhstan

Almaty

 1.8 million people, former capital of Kazakhstan (former name: Alma-Ata)

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Landscape of Kazaksthan

Big Almaty Lake

Only 30 minutes from Almaty, you feel like in the Middle of Switzerland or New Zealand. 

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Charyn Canyon

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Chimbulak

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Borovoe

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