Sunday, June 1, 2008

Karaganda Map for Adoptive Families

In an earlier post, I had mentioned that I was putting together a Karaganda map that showed the location of key items of interest for us during our visit. Well, I have been working on it a bit more, and thought that there was only one location that might be too sensitive to publish -- that being the location of the apartment where we stayed, as will presumably future families.

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So, I removed the apartment location. It was located within walking distance of the end of the 01 bus line as shown on the map. All the other apartments used by families with our agency were all located in the downtown area, within walking distance of the City Mall and other key sites. Everything else on the map is public domain, so I'm comfortable with sharing it now.

The big lake feature near the central part of the map is the huge Karaganda park. It's possible to walk through this area from the baby house to the downtown area. The walk takes about 15-20 minutes, depending upon pace. It is a nice area to stroll and people watch, and to generally see a nice sample of the Karaganda population, especially when the weather is nice.

Be sure to read my previous post "Revealed: Karaganda's Eight Best Kept Secrets" for more information about some of these locations.

If there are any locations or features that readers would like to see added, please ask by commenting below. If I know where it is, or can find it, I'll add it!


Mark and Melanie said...

For perspective, what would you say is the distance the route the 01 bus travels end to end on your map?

Bob Sims said...

@Mark: it's not very far, but traffic will impact the driving time. Say, 15-20 mins at Karaganda Nominal Speeds (limited only by vehicle performance or the Laws of Physics).

From the baby house to the end of the line was only about a 5-10 min drive.

If we took the bus back to the apartment, we had about a 5-10 min walk from the bus stop to the apartment.

markandmelanie said...

Funny how it all makes sense now. We were by th circus on the back side of the ramstore. If we cut through the back of the orphanage and walked the 100 acre wood, we could get there!