is on the corner of Abylay Han and Zhibek Zholy streets and is the large central department store here in Almaty. Every post-Soviet city has this store, it consists of dozens of small shops all under one roof,on the ground floor you'll find more mobile phones for sale than you've ever seen in one place, and the top floor has the best range of kitsch souvenirs and gifts in the country - ornamental swords and horse whips, fur and felt hats, traditional jewellery and miniature yurts, camels and Golden Men.
Soooooooo this is where I went shopping today to get some more of my Christmas shopping sorted before heading home tomorrow!!
This was it taken in the rain a couple of weeks ago...........it was a nice day today but I didn't get around to taking more pics!!
OK, so there probably won't be anything on here for a few days as I head home and get settled back in, so will catch up after the weekend. TTFN!
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