Kazakhstan is Very Nice.
The New Borat film came out last week, which, amongst other things, put Kazakhstan in the spotlight in a way that they’re not really accustomed to. The Kazakh tourism board spotted an opportunity here, and have decided to embrace Borat’s catchphrase of ‘Very Nice!” as their official new slogan. The head of the tourism board claims that these two words encapsulate the enormous potential of their great nation in a ‘short, memorable way’. I mean, I suppose – but you have to wonder whether they’ve actually ever watched Borat? I haven’t seen it for a while, but I don’t remember Kazakhstan being painted in the most glorious light. Although they did decide to leave out all the incest, homophobia and anti-Semitism from the ads, and replaced them with tourists gleefully guzzling fermented horse milk – which I think is almost definitely a step up. And, to be fair, they do actually make Kazakhstan look pretty nice. Plus you’ve got to respect them for steering into the skid. That’s it, I’m booking the next flight to Astana. Very nice.Read Original Article.