In Search of Kazakhstan (Paperback)

The Land that Disappeared

Christopher Robbins

Borat has got it all wrong. Kazakhstan is far more interesting and entertaining than he'd have us believe. In fact it's probably the most surprising country on earth, and certainly one of the most tolerant.

The only thing most people know about Kazakhstan is that it is homeland to Borat - and he isn't even real. Actually this vast place - the last unknown inhabited country in the world - is far more surprising and entertaining. For one thing, it is as varied as Europe, combining stupendous wealth, grinding poverty, exotic traditions and a mad dash for modernity.

Crisscrossing a vanished land, Christopher Robbins finds Eminem by a shrinking Aral Sea, goes eagle-hunting, visits the scene of Dostoyevsky's doomed first love, takes up residence beside one-time neighbour Leon Trotsky and visits some of the most beautiful, unspoilt places on earth.

Publication date: 10/04/2008

£10.99

ISBN: 9781861971098

Imprint: Profile Books

Subject: Travel & Nature

In Search of Kazakhstan (Ebook)

The Land that Disappeared

Christopher Robbins

Borat has got it all wrong. Kazakhstan is far more interesting and entertaining than he'd have us believe. In fact it's probably the most surprising country on earth, and certainly one of the most tolerant.

The only thing most people know about Kazakhstan is that it is homeland to Borat - and he isn't even real. Actually this vast place - the last unknown inhabited country in the world - is far more surprising and entertaining. For one thing, it is as varied as Europe, combining stupendous wealth, grinding poverty, exotic traditions and a mad dash for modernity.

Crisscrossing a vanished land, Christopher Robbins finds Eminem by a shrinking Aral Sea, goes eagle-hunting, visits the scene of Dostoyevsky's doomed first love, takes up residence beside one-time neighbour Leon Trotsky and visits some of the most beautiful, unspoilt places on earth.

Publication date: 10/05/2012

£9.99

ISBN: 9781847653567

ISBN 10 / ASIN: B007ZQ66AK

Imprint: Profile Books

Subject: Travel & Nature

Reviews for In Search of Kazakhstan

'...extremely entertaining and informative...hilarious.'

 Daily Telegraph

'cracking tale...both hysterically funny and surprisingly moving...you will savour every page.'

News of the World 

'Discovers a misunderstood and changing land ... a superlative addition to the literature of travel.'

 Observer

'Extremely entertaining and informative ... hilarious.'

 Independent

'... an entertaining and chatty guide to a country that has been shrouded in mystery.'

 Glasgow Herald

'A welcome antidote to the made up world of Borat.'

 The Times Magazine

Christopher Robbins

Christopher Robbins

Christopher Robbins is the author of five non-fiction books, including the award-winning The Empress of Ireland. He became intrigued by Kazakhstan sitting on an aeroplane next to an American from Arkansas on his way there to collect an Internet bride.