Like its Eurasian neighbor Russia, only the most western part of Kazakhstan is in Europe. The rest is on the Asian continent. Its vast open plains and lack of typical tourist sites make it suitable more for adventure travelers than the average visitor.
The country is geographically divided into six regions: the Almaty Province, Kazakhstani North, the Kazakh Desert, Altai, the Caspian Basin, and the Central Highlands.
Traditional Kazakhstani dishes are laden with meat and potatoes, rice, or pasta.
As Kazakhstan is not a typical tourist destination, travelers will find few hostels or bed and breakfasts, but there are plenty of hotels and home stays available. Free camping is also common.