We finally got to Altyn Orda for pictures last week. It was rainy and muddy at first, but then got brighter before we left. We met a bunch of nice and friendly people. It was fun.
this is the stand where we get our oatmeal. we got it at a different stand once, and it was really bitter. So now we only come to this one. And we taste-test it before buying. That gets us a few funny looks :)
Abdullah, a tajik man who allegedly speaks 8 languages. I'm inclined to believe him too. So far I've heard English, Russian, Kazakh, Tajik, Pashto and Arabic.
He sold us lemons for 50 tenge, and told a russian babushka 60 tenge and a kazakh lady 65 tenge. Yay for friendly guys who like foreign girls :)
A few months ago one of Abdullah's brothers (there are 5 of them here) gave us a whole bunch of bananas for free, because he liked us. Funny guys.