Personal web pages are fun because they often contain many pictures. Unfortunately, they are usually hosted sites that have ads that popup every time you change pages. It is also difficult to search for exactly what you want. If you run across a neat site, please let me know. The host sites are listed in alphabetical order; individual sites are listed as I found them. I generally searched using just "Kazakhstan". A good number of the blogs are no longer updated, but they still provide insite. This page is divided up into the following sections:
Silk Road Caravan blog : "Stories and news about life in Kazakhstan and Central Asia, and updates on new items available in our store, featuring jewelry by Kazakh silversmith Serzhan Bashirov." Last updated in 2008.
Christopher Herwig is a professional photographer who has some beautiful pictures from Kazakhstan and Central Asia.
Mark Skalinski photography gallery of Atyrau; if you go to his main photo page, there are some nudes (just wanted to warn you).
Chris' Blog , an IT specialist living in Kazakhstan since April 2006.
Kazakhstan.neweurasia.net is kind of hard to describe. They have everything from links to other blogs and news, translations of Russian articles about Kazakhstan. There hasn't been anything posted since 2014.
The Life of 2ME , blog of an artist living in Astana from October 2006 to March 2007.
Tim Cope Journeys : "On the Trail of Genghis Khan", which started on May 31, 2004 and ended on September 22, 2007. Cope, an Australian adventurer, travelled 10,000 KM on horseback from Mongolia to Hungary, accompanied by his dog. A large portion of his journey took him through Kazakhstan, and he has some beautiful pictures and a journal.
I have placed these in their own category because they are a little different. Many of them give detailed accounts of what it is like to live in smaller towns and villages from the perspective of American youth. Although they may live predominately in one town, they frequently travel to other cities for visits and training. The usual stay is 2 years. The program was suspended November 2011 because of safety concerns for the volunteers.
Peace Corp Worldwide "is an online community and resource for Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs), Peace Corps Volunteers (PCVs), their friends and families, and all who share a desire for international understanding." Search for Kazakhstan.