Thursday, October 23, 2008

Kazakhstan - Lake Balkhash

I was really excited to receive my 1st card from Kazakhstan :) Jo, who sent me this card, writes that Kazakhstan is a big country with low population, empty steppe and not many postcards :) But if all the Kazakh postcards are just as beautiful as this one - it's much better than having 1000 types of boring cards :)
I've met some Polish people, whose grandparents were forced to move to Kazakhstan by the Russians and now they come back to Poland. Polish government gives them flat and some money so that they can start a new life here. But I don't know much about Kazakhstan, Kazakh culture and the life there. But I can tell you one thing for sure: Borat isn't really from Kazakhstan (maybe you've heard of the movie "Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan"). By the way, this movie had a controversy with the Kazakh government, which was afraid that it could have a negative influence on Kazakhstan's image :)

This postcard shows a sunset over the Balkhash lake.


2 comments:

Sabrina said...

isnt it beautiful? I got the same type of card but showing a mountain scenery. It is just so beautiful!!! <3 If all of their few cards are that beautiful... wow

Sabrina said...

and btw... not many free walls anymore :( I spreas now to the right side of the kitchen, a tiny free wall up there and what I do afterwards... no idea. either stopping postcrossing, collecting them in an album or invading my clothes room, but nobody sees them there :(