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BBC Travel Show - Kazakhstan special (week 40)

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In a special programme from Kazakhstan, Mike Corey explores the significant role of nature on the people of Kazakhstan and the travellers who visit there. He begins by having his journey blessed by a shaman, discovering how the ancient shamanic beliefs worshipping the power of nature are undergoing a resurgence in post-soviet Kazakhstan. He heads east to see the scale of the loss of the Aral Sea - once one of the world’s biggest environmental disasters - before going in search of the waters which are now returning and fishing with the local fisherman whose lives have been transformed by the sea’s return.

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Im kazakh and muslim as well, bro! thats Shamanism, it doesnt have nothing to do with Islam.

Author — Мадениет Кенжегалиев

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I am from Kazakhstan and seeing this kind of "Shamanism" for the first time(I've heard about it though). It's seems like a sect of crazy people. It has nothing related to Islam.

Author — Zeyin Waqıt

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I live in Kazakhstan in Almaty, I have never seen such "Shamans". where did you find them ??? maybe these people are crazy or sick. We have all the people being treated in the hospital. You showed disinformation

Author — qanat nurbek

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4:16 mate.. This guy just a charlatan.. Mixing a Shaman stuff with Islam is a defenetely scam. And this fraud was.. Stupid enough, cause a witted one.. Wouldn't mix it with Islam at all, he'll better present it as a.. TENGRIISM.. WIN-WIN.. It's more mysterious, exotic and no any problem with Islam "experts". So.. Bad news, this Shaman wasn't even a smart guy. You don't need to be an expert to see that. So sorry for people in that room. Frauds like this one, happening everywhere in the world, healing, spirits, drum and fire.. Ohhh people love to waste money on sacral con. I hope they promised to give you a pot for free, otherwise I have no idea why you joined this ultra private party 😂

Author — D III

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People, this is ain't real Kazakhstan! There's a LOT of MUCH MORE interesting places in the country. And I'm pretty sure that if I will show it for any Kazakhstani citizen, they will say that BBC showed the MOST BORING and the WORST things in Kazakhstan. P.S about that shamanism: Yeah, kazakh ancestors like Huns, Scythians, Gokturks, Mongols were shamanic and worshipped to tengri (tengri means sky god in early turkic tribes' language) and had a deal with it. But now, the MOST of people in Kazakhstan are Muslims! Not shia or shamans, SUNNI Muslims!

Author — Minsiz Batyr

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Such a beautiful place with unique culture 👌

Author — My Time Capsule

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Wtf, I'm kazakh and what is that?4:42 I don't even believe in god

Author — Aluka 2709

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shot a video with crazy people🤦🏻‍♂🤦🏻‍♂🤦🏻‍♂

Author — qanat nurbek

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BUH YOU HAD ONE JOB YOU and every American say Kazakhstan wrong you guys can’t say Almaty right or Astana geez and you barely even touched the surface of Kazakhstan and you don’t understand that there’s WAY MORE STUFF IN Kazakhstan

Author — yummybear Yum

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Just so we are clear whatever he is doing is culture at 4:40 it is not islamic. He is saying islamic prayers though.

Author — forever0042000

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What an adventure! With my favorite presenter, Mike Corey! Thanks BBC❤️

Author — Roland Chiapoco

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I m from Kazakhstan. But a was very angry, when i saw shamans. I never saw this shamans. They just tricked you.

Author — Макпал Сатыбаева

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How could you said the Kazakh people wrong??

Author — yummybear Yum

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This video will be interesting for me thanks 👍🏻

Author — Zvezdalety Jeffersona

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Mike become a fighterboy because of the fight wine here in philippines

Author — IamOn TheRock

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Fun fact: We invented toffee and trouser belt.

Author — Bahaleo Leosh

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That’s not a lot of fish considering they were pulling it in for over half an hour

Author — Bourgeoisie Z

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Thats quite a route you made - pretty unusual to go west for visitors.

Couple remarks:
- That smokey `cigar` flavour you were referring to when trying kymyz (horse milk) comes from the smoked wooden barrel where milk is fermented. It is common to smoke the barrel with fumes of dried local miedicinal herbs, most commonly - Filipendula ulmaria (meadowsweet).

Author — Ruslan Nurkhanov

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I guess the soil is no good for agriculture. It seems is desertic.

Author — Ed Z

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What the heck are you guys recording? Do you always wanna show “the worst parts” of the country you’re visiting in order to show people that the US is the best country on Earth. Everything you’ve shown is this video is kinda crazy to me even if I’m from Kazakhstan. I’m from the capital of Kazakhstan which looks very modern, you didn’t even show that city. I’ve never heard of any “Baksy” and green Bazar. You guys really met some crazy people in there. Thanks BBC. Never expected something like that from you.

Author — Ron Worthy