Question: Bishkek/Almaty bus and border crossing
I have to reach Almaty from Bishkek.
The best option is the mini bus from Bishkek Western bus station, right?
I have some questions:
1) "Mini bus" and "shared taxi" are two different things, right?
2) Is there a Mini Bus every hour from the Western Bus station? The tickets could be bought on board?
3) Is there the possibility of being dropped - during the border controls - and left in the middle of nowhere? I heard that sometimes the bus driver is not waiting for the people dropped for the border controls. If it happens, should I wait the next mini bus? Or should I use a taxi?