South towards Taldy-Kurgan, Almaty
There is a huge roundabout connecting two bridges on the left riverside. Walk along the 6 lanes road in southern direction. From busstop take bus #41 to "Myasokombinat". Then cross the road and wait for a bus #13 to "kolonka" busstop. Bus will turn left and you should follow 4 lane road. Right after busstop is a place where locals trying to get a lift. Walk a bit among road and start hitching.
Bus station and two train station on both riversides generate enough route buses in any direction.
Places to Visit
Explore new bridge across the river. Looks like spaceship in a jungle.
Places to Avoid
Semey nuclear poligon is highly contaminated by Caesium-137.