Mc Doner. Now, that is a highlight. If not inventive, so at least funny. It’s not going to make the guys in Illinois nervous, so good on Mr. Mc Doner. The kebap stand is located at the Western end of the pedestrian’s area which is referred to as Arbat (with Moscow’s pedestrianised street as a model) – the street is actually called Zhibek Zoly Avenue.

Mc Doner at one end of the Arbat pedestrianised area. I wonder whether you could order a Quarter Doner with Cheese?
Mc Doner at one end of the Arbat pedestrianised area. I wonder whether you could order a Quarter Doner with Cheese?

As appealing as the sign might be: I did not try a doner here, even though a Kazakh-American-German-Turkish fusion meal sounds like something worth trying. Next time. Maybe.

Walking around in Almaty’s streets we stumbled upon this rather exciting sample – a little gem which has been used to chauffeur an elite Soviet functionary around. But that’s way back, now it stand close the Almaty’s Gorky Park and wants to be admired. And deserves to.

An old Chaika. Production ceased until 1981, but ever since 1959 it has been a symbol of the members of the elite in Soviet times. Not available to ordinary citizens.
An old Chaika. Production ceased until 1981, but ever since 1959 it has been a symbol of the members of the elite in Soviet times. Not available to ordinary citizens.