EXPO-2017 colors to sail round the world for the first time ever
December 26. KAZINFORM. Astana
Kazakhstani traveler Sapar Iskakov will carry the colors of the International specialized exhibition EXPO-2017 in Astana around the world, Astana mayor’s site informs referring to the press service of the JSC “National Company “Astana EXPO-2017”.
The expedition starts on January 10, 2014 from Southampton port (England). The travelers will visit over 20 countries. The round-the-world cruise will end in London on May 10, 2014.
During the journey Sapar Iskakov will meet representatives of international organizations, he will tell about Kazakhstan, about conduct of the International specialized exhibition EXPO-2017 in Astana. Previously, being in the International group, he planted a flag of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Astana city and NDP “Nur Otan” on the South Pole (Antarctic, 2007), North Pole (Arctic Region, 2008), and committed a flight into the stratosphere at the height of 22 000 meters (Nizhny Novgorod, Russian Federation). Overall he has been to more than 100 countries of the world.
A team consisting of 4 people, including a journalist and a camera man, will have a round-the-world journey by a liner “QUEEN ELIZABETH 6*” en route: London, England (Southampton) – New York, USA – Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA – Aruba island – Limón, Costa Rica – Panama Canal (transit) – Puntarenas, Costa Rica – San Francisco, California, USA (2 days) – Honolulu, Hawaii – Maui island, Hawaii – Lahaina, Hawaii – Pago Pago, American Samoa – international date line – Nuku’alofa (Tonga islands) – Tauranga , New Zealand – Oakland, New Zealand – Bay of islands, New Zealand – Sidney, Australia (2 days) – Brisbane, Australia – Great Barrier Reef , Australia – Rabaul, Papua New Guinea – Kōchi, Japan – Yokohama, Japan – Kobe, Japan – Nagasaki, Japan – Busan, South Korea – Shanghai, China – Siamen, China – Hong Kong, 2 days – Halong Bay, Vietnam – Chan May, Vietnam – Singapore, 2 days – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – Penang, Malaysia – Colombo, Sri Lanka – Bombay, India (Mumbai) – Abu Dhabi, UAE-Dubai, UAE (2 days) – Petra, Jordan (Aqaba) – Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt – Cairo, Egypt (Sokhna) – Suez Canal (transit) – Port Said, Egypt – Naples / Pompeii, Italy – Fr. Mallorca, Spain (Palma) – Lisbon, Portugal – London, England.