We are starting to publish the English* audios from the “Illustrated Guide to the Meanings of Almaty” in the Alaguide app! The texts were translated by Anton Platonov, edited by Johnny Vater and Alexander Cigale and read by Shane Solanki. We will be uploading the audios in batches. Install the Alaguide app and check it out regularly for content updates!**
Our “Illustrated Guide to the Meanings of Almaty” is an unusual publication. Instead of descriptions of Almaty sights, it contains artistic texts—poems, essays, and short stories. And now you can listen to them in the app!
The app is an interactive map of the city with stories, poems, and essays pinned to certain locations. The city becomes the text of one extensive audiobook written by many authors, each with their own story to tell.
The translation and audio recording of the texts in English were supported by U.S. Consulate Almaty.
*To access the English version you should have English set as the primary language on your smartphone
**If you are not in Almaty, pan to Almaty on the map in the app to see the pins with audios or use the contents