About Me


_DSC2119.jpgWhen I moved to Almaty, Kazakhstan in 2007 the web was still largely devoid of English language information on the country beyond geopolitical ‘Great Game’ retreads and the occasional ‘crazy Astana’ or Borat reference (notable exceptions were the two Godfathers of Expat-in-Kazakhstan blogging: the Astana based KZBlog and Chris Merriman).

So I created this blog was in order to try and document what life was like in Almaty during my two year planned stint. While no longer living in the Kazakhstan, I hope to still continue to write and shed some light on this beautiful, vast country. I can be reached via DM on twitter @molapse .

Here is just a small selection of some of the praise* that this blog has received:

“I have been browsing online more than 3 hours today, yet I never found any interesting article like yours. It is pretty worth enough for me. In my opinion, if all web owners and bloggers made good content as you did, the net will be a lot more useful than ever before.”
-‘Przekłady’ – Purveyor of Classical Sikh Sangeets

“Kudos for one’s wonderful posting! We certainly enjoyed reading A Momentary Relapse of Reason, you will be an wonderful source. I will be sure to book mark your blog site and will eventually come back someday We like to motivate yourself to continue this excellent work, have a nice evening.”
-World Famous Magician Rob Rasner

(*Which WordPress’ apparently defective comment filtering system had mistakenly marked as spam.)

4 Comments Add yours


    Hi, congrats with your new blog!
    I would like to offer you an authorship at ATYRAUONLINE which is dedicated to english speaking community in Kazakhstan, mostly in Atyrau. Your experience would be very useful to our potential readers. It is non-for-profit project, so your work will be highly thanked, but not paid 😀

    Thank you and successful posting!

  2. Kazakhnomad says:

    Molapse, look at my blog in the last several days and you will see that I nominated you to the “Best Blog Dart Thinker” award. It is meant to encourage you to keep writing, but look to see what the rules are for this prestigious award. Cheers! Kazakhnomad

  3. Ben says:

    Hi Molapse, can you drop me an email to benpaarmann at gmail dot com? We’d like to reprint one of your posts for our Central Asia blogging book. Thanks, Ben

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