Alma-Ata (now Almaty) is a former capital of Kazakhstan. "Alma" means "apple", and 25 years ago apple gardens surrounded this city. Now they still saying "an apple is a simbol of our city" , but there are no gardens anymore. Some people are upset. For distraction they will be feeding pigeons. Pigeons are fat like pigs. Also there is the most high-altitude skating ring in the world name Medeo. Lots of fun to skate there, lol.