In April we hosted a party for a delegation from Kazakhstan that used Longyearbyen as a start-off to visit the North Pole. After the return they wanted to show the local community in Longyearbyen their traditions, and rented Gruvelageret. Here they served us their traditional dish, horse meat and goat hoves, with a lot of snacks and liquor to go with. They had decorated Gruvelageret with blankets and cushions in Kazakh colors, and brought gifts to everyone; hats, shoes, horse whips and traditional costumes. We will never forget this absolutely crazy, fun and amazing evening!