Not Quite Mars One!
This was one of my first glimpses of TCO Shanyrak Village [TCO, Tengiz] as we flew in from Atyrau on a light aircraft for my first 'hitch' as an English teacher back in 2010. I have to admit, I did pinch myself, thinking I was dreaming we were landing on a science fiction movie set for Mars One. On first impressions, it's a strange place - on second impressions, it's even stranger but once I got to my room in Dome 2 [aptly named after their shape], things got better. Well, mo