I traveled from Madurai to Kazakhstan. This country is one of the most remote places in the world. Most people never heard of it, well not until that horrible movie Borat came out. Kazakhstan is one of the places I have always wanted to travel to. People here have characteristics that remind me of all races. It is like they have a mixture of all races of the world.

Islam is the most common religion here. Kazakhstan has two languages, Russian and Kazakh. Most people speak Russian.

Қазақстан Qazaqstan

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Here I collected samples of DNA to find a genetic marker that will tell us how long people lived in Kazakhstan. Knowing this information will show us where people traveled to from India and Africa. If we find a DNA sample that is close to DNA samples collected in Australia or Africa then we know that humans migrated here next. Haplogroup R migrated to this area. This genetic marker is traced through mitochondrial DNA; therefore this genetic marker is traced through women. When Spencer Wells traveled here he found a man with DNA that has been there for 40,000 years. This man was very happy to hear the news; it meant for him that his blood was pure. Blood like this man's helps scientists determine how long people have been living in areas like Kazakhstan.
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The countryside of Kazakhstan is a very rugged terrain. This would be a hiker's dream. This is a very beautiful country.​

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