It turned out that our hotel, the Uyut in Almaty had a sauna, and a small jacuzzi. The sauna was almost too hot, and there was no way to throw water on it.
But nice nevertheless, much needed relaxation after sports.
I have to say though that it was a bit funny how the hotel staff dealt with the sauna. They refused to let us in before it was properly heated in their opinion. Even 80 degrees seemed like too low for them, they only let us in reluctantly. Also, the style in Kazakhstan seems to be a dry sauna with no water being thrower to the heater. In their view, the Russian sauna is the one with water... of course we let the other sauna goers know where this tradition really comes from :-)
Photos (c) 2018 by Jari Arkko. All rights reserved. As usual, pictures from pools and saunas have been taken only when the facilities were closed and/or there were no other customers present.