Cultural learnings of Kazakhstan for make benefit glorious nation of Glasgow
So as the central Asian country prepares to welcome its first Scottish football team we present a Borat Sagdiyev, star man of Glorious Nation Kazakhstan, cut out and keep guide to his country.
station since the US grounded their Space Shuttle fleet.
Food and drinkThe national dish is beshbarmak, which are flat noodles with boiled horsemeat.
It is still one of the hubs of the space age and is home to Soyuz rockets which have carried vital payloads to the international space Nike Air Max 90 Mid Winter
The Kazakh government will charge you 50 for a tourist visa, available from Nike Air Max 90 Ice Qs their London embassy, which takes five working days to process.
The Space RaceBefore the Borat movie which was actually filmed in rural Romania the country was most famous for its space race heritage. The south of Kazakhstan is home to the Baikonur Cosmodrome.
But the name that came to the minds of most Scottish football fans when Celtic found out they are off to Kazakhstan to play FC Shakhter Karagandy for a Champions League play off was Borat.
The AttractionsThe game may be moved from Karagandy to capital Astana as FC Shakhter's ground is not up to scratch which would be perfect for fans seeking a bit of culture.
Game will probably be moved to Astana Arena
How to Get ThereIf Celtic fans want to head to Borat's country to support their side, they might have to shell out up to a million in the local currency to make the trip.
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roughly the same price to travel from Edinburgh to nearby capital Astana with Turkish Airlines via Istanbul.
PopulationMore than 17million people live in Kazakhstan, which has a landmass almost ten times that of the UK.
A much safer option is to try the "other" national drink. The other national drink in Kazakhstan refers to kumiss, a drink made from fermented horse milk not urine as comrade Borat joked in the film. Very nice.
In Astana they can marvel at the Norman Foster built Palace of Peace and Accord also know as the Pyramid of Peace a 40million tribute to Kazakh culture and heritage. Foster was also the man behind the Bayterek monument a 150m statue that represent a poplar tree holding a golden egg.
ninth biggest nation on Earth, home to the busiest space port in the world and has an ancient culture based on tribes of roaming horsemen.
It will also be the site of Scotland's first ever satellite launch, when Glasgow firm Clyde Space send the UKube 1 into orbit later this year.
When fans arrive they can check into four star hotels such as the Cosmonaut which have rooms going for around 2100KZT a night, or 90 to your average travelling Scots supporter.
Local beers include Karagandinskoye and Derbes, and the travel advice for drinkers wanting to enjoy vodka or local brandy drink konyak, is to check the bottles have a tax label on the cap to make sure they are not bootleg or dangerous.
The mammoth spaceport is where the Sputnik satellite and Yuri Gagarin's first ever manned spaceflight were launched.
Its biggest starsIts the world of sport and movies that produce Kazakhstan's biggest names.
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