Today I had an orientation tour of Almaty. The first thing to say is that the traffic is crazy! If there is a road with two lanes marked on it does that mean that the traffic stays in those lanes? Noooooo it means it goes wherever it fancies and wanders across the lanes randomly! I think it will take a little getting used to.
As well as being shown where to shop for what I was taken to this absolutely beautiful cathedral, it is wooden and painted in the most bold colours as you can see.
Inside was equally beautiful with lots of gold and some stunning icon paintings where the madonna and child were surrounded by embroidered frames, I know they have a proper name but it escapes me at the min!