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Kokshetau Ice Sculptures

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Today was the first day Marc and I had a chance to actually do something together. He’s either been out of town or practicing 2 times a day. So we finally walked over to look at the ice sculptures. Every year around the New Year, ice sculptures pop up in Kokshetau. I’m not sure who actually makes them, but they’re pretty cool. It’s like a little city of ice sculptures in the center of town, but the best part is hands down the ice slides.

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This year, there were 7 slides, and the kids were going crazy on them. They were sliding down in groups with their friends, on their little plastic “sleds” and on their feet – like snowboarders without their boards. Most of the slides weren’t really very steep, but I was surprised at how fast I slid down the ice without barely any momentum.

Ice Sculptures, Kokshetau, Kazakhstan - loveinasuitcase.com

Marc and I took turns sliding down the less crowded of the slides, and then walked around for a while looking at the sculptures and watching the kids have the time of their lives.

Ice Sculptures, Kokshetau, Kazakhstan - loveinasuitcase.com

Ice Sculptures, Kokshetau, Kazakhstan - loveinasuitcase.com

Ice Sculptures, Kokshetau, Kazakhstan - loveinasuitcase.com

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    Michelle Mervyn
    June 19, 2014 at 12:35 am

    Hi Melissa, thank you for posting some info/pics on Kokshetau. My husband, myself and our 2 children (9 girl and 3 boy) will be moving there September of this year and there is very little info about the city? town? The company has also offered a location in Astana (which is huge) so we have a bit of time to do some research and decide…The information you posted seemed very positive and I really appreciated hearing about apartment security. We live in a very small town called Enderby outside of Vernon BC Canada so we are both very excited and nervous for this opportunity. Thank you again for the information you posted and congratulations on your baby girl!!
    Michelle Mervyn
    Enderby BC Canada

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      Melissa Belanger
      June 19, 2014 at 12:39 am

      Hi Michelle! Thanks for commenting. I am going to send you an email with more information about the city because there’s so much more to say. It will be coming from melissa@ateaspoonofhappiness.com so keep any eye out for it 🙂

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