I'm plaaning on the overland tour over 5 stans with my wife next May.
Having started to look up the web sites of Kazakh since several days, I've been in despair over sevaral basic problems.
1) Train reservation and timetable from Almaty to Aktau;
http://www.pcentre.kz/ ... very sarcastic to foreigners.
http://www.poezda.net/en/ ... I'm not sure if I managed it correctly.
I couldn't get even the departue and arrival time from Almaty to Aktau, and fares , neither.
2) Borderland between Zhanovozhen, Kazakh. and Bekdashi, Turkmenistan.;
I've been told that it would be very hard, even restricted, for a traveller to cross the border from Zhanovozhen to Bekdashi. Is it true, yet?
Many advices for my itineraries will be appreciated.Edited: 18 December 2011, 16:23