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After three and half amazing weeks in Kazakhstan, i wanted to share some of my experiences and tips to hopefully help others. I barely scratched the surface of the country, but these area few things I learned along the way. if you have any questions or suggestions, feel free to leave a comment down below.

Welcome to my channel! I'm Patrick and this is Patmax Adventures! I'm originally from California and have been living abroad for the past four years. I decided to start this channel to share my experiences and passion for travel with others. My goal with this channel is to share and show as much as I can of the World. My focus will always be on the culture, food and of course the local people of everywhere I travel to! I'm an optimist and always try to highlight the positives of a place rather than just the negatives.Though I will also be bluntly honest at times too! If you love travel and exploring far away places, then you found the right place!

Join me in living every moment to the Max!! ^^


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Recorded with: Sony HDR AS3000 Action Cam

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I agree with you completely that KZ is a perfectly safe country to be in. I walked around solo in Astana and Almaty at night with no issues at all. People are genuinely friendly and the policemen are very helpful too.

Author — jimmy lee


Hello im from Macedonia and i want to visit kazakhstan next summer i dont have visa @PatMan Adventures answer my question please you are the best !

Author — Inot


i was actually born in kazahstan & i really want go back soon bc i think it would be an interesting experience & i was adopted when i was 6 months old so i don’t remember anything & watching your videos made me more excited to go & more prepared!!

Author — Destiny Fore


PatMax, thank you for your detailed answers. You gave your true view and I believe, that it would be helpful for travelers.
I am glad, that you enjoyed your trip in our country! I wish you good luck and happiness!

Author — Luena Autumn


Sounds like you enjoyed your time in Kazakhstan!
They will have horse burgers there as McDonald’s opens!

Author — Stan Kormy


Im planning to go to Kazakhstan this summer . Im a 19 year old girl and Im going to meet a kazakh pen friend (girl) I met on internet. Your video is so useful to me ! Thanks

Author — Nina Bondallaz


Like all your other videos very instructive.I'm hoping to go there in September.Thank you It's very appreciated.

Author — richard monroche-cabon


I'm from Kazakhstan. And I'm proud of that. You said about my country. And really appreciate. Thank You so much. You've liked it. That's awesome....

Author — Султан Жантуриев


I just discovered ur channel and watched all your videos about KZ. I am glad u enjoyed ur time here. U r always welcome here and thank you very much for sharing ur experience and thoughts with others travelers as well as with us, local people. It was cute and funny when u were talking bout culture shock with taxi system here. We became so comfy with it that we dont usually think that smth bad can happen, it kinda gives a sense of community among locals and as u said it is very efficient. Anyways, thank u for all ur cool videos bout our country, we really appreciate it.

Author — Jenny_Zhannur


The waiter knew that you were a foreigner and wanted to show you that you need to treat Kazakhstan different from Russia)) Just this)

Author — Molly K


Thank you for sharing your experience!
Some updates are as following:
- From July 1st 2018 there are some changes in registering with migration, so those who get a visa with LOI do not need to register.
Please note that some countries that do not need visa still need to register with migration, e.g. Hong Kong, etc.
- buses are changing a bit. E.g. in Astana some buses do not have conductors and now everyone is learning to enter from the front door and pay to the driver or use a bus card (which is cheaper), and exit from middle and back doors ))

Author — Marjan T


Super helpful video! Thanks for sharing your experience

Author — Johnny Utah


It's totally fine to say Spasibo, I think the waiter was just jerk.Trust me I m fromAlmaty, Kz!

Author — Darren Linck


So I'm guessing we're going to see you in Kyrgyzstan next? Are you visiting Osh? You're probably going to Bishkek, I'm assuming...

Author — Aaron Hinnecke


gas water in a dark blue wrapper
just water in a sky blue wrapper

Author — tt v


Can you compare the cost of living there to other Asian countries? Just roughly like 'cheaper than Thailand'

Author — Nam


Hey, I have a few questions:
- You spoke about gas water etc.. Is it safe to drink running tap water or do you have to buy bottled water ?
- You also stated that you have some online credit card's problem but is it easy to use credit card in real life (restaurants, mall...) and are the taxes important?

Great video though, really helpful !

Author — Antoine


Thanks for sharing, pretty accurate description of the country. You saw many policemen cos u visited during expo. Apart from gypsy taxis, we have Uber, Yandex and Indriver taxi apps, very popular among locals and foreigners who reside in the country. You were lucky that no random driver tried to rip you off or locked you in the car when you refused to pay 3000 instead of the agreed 500. So I'd recommend travelers to get a local sim card with data (Activ or Beeline, can be purchased at the airport or any mall) and connect to Uber. Also before landing in kaz for the first time, find out standard taxi fare from the airport to the city because illegal taxi drivers will try to charge 10x normal price (that shouldnt even be mentioned, any sane person wd do research on that!).

Author — Senyorita2030


This sparked my interest not only in Kazakhstan, also other ~stans

Author — nojin bae


Hi, thanks for your great videos about Kazakhstan! We are planning to go there in june and Hope you can answer our question. Do you know if we can rent like a car with a driver to bring us Form Almaty to charyn canion, to altyn emel national Park, to kolsai lake and to kaindy lake? And how expensive is that? Or how did you go to these places? Thank you so much for your answers 😊

Author — Thomas Wolfertstetter