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A Trip Of Discovery Essay

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On one of the summer days I was riding in a car with my parents and elder brother. We were heading to Abai region. I had been looking forward to the family outing since long and I felt excited about exploring my grandparents’ homeland.
I was looking out over vast expanses of open land. A long journey and the view of boundless steppe set my mind to thoughts. Soon a wide and open area changed to low green hills. Our first stop was a place called Kushikbai spring. Legendhas it that this land witnessed dramatic events and people suffered many hardships. Looking then at the beauty of the place it was hard to believe it. Feeling surge of excitement I ran to one of the hills and climbed it up. I ...view middle of the document...

‘It’s all far from here’ my mother said. ‘Here we live a peaceful and quiet life’. And image of Kazakhstan as of a safe island in the raging ocean came to my mind. Thanks to the policy of our President NursultanNazarbaev political and social stability in our multinational country is one of the achievements to be proud of.
My parents were having a leisurely talk on the road recollecting some past family events and things connected with them. Soon we were talking about national traits. What does it mean to be a Kazakh? What distinguishing traits do Kazakh people have? From our earliest days we have been known as a nation of hospitable and friendly people. Hospitality and willingness to help those who in need are our national traits. May be living in small auls scattered far from each other in this vast and open land shaped these traits? If some great and sudden calamity befalls a family, everybody hastens to help the sufferer. So it has been throughout our history. During the Great Patriotic War when exiled German and Chechen people were brought to the Kazakh auls by force in the middle of winter and left there with no roofs over their heads to the...

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