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by frunze
Sat Jul 24, 2021 12:17 am
Forum: Kyrgyzstan
Topic: Kyrgiz train during covid /domestic/
Replies: 3
Views: 141

Re: Kyrgiz train during covid /domestic/

I took it recently, late June/early July. Departs as scheduled, come 1 hour or 30 minutes before departure as the tickets are not sold in advance. The train is a soviet styie train with only the "platskart" class. I didn't quite understand if you have a designated seat/bed. The trip is slow, but fun...
by frunze
Tue Jul 13, 2021 11:53 am
Forum: Uzbekistan
Topic: Uzbekistan travel restrictions/reopening Q&A
Replies: 115
Views: 14652

Re: Uzbekistan travel restrictions/reopening Q&A

Those restriction seems to be weird. I suppose visit in July/August is becoming questionable. Anyone has any info how does it affect tourists traffic (despite tourists are excluded from this restriction :roll: ). Normally the best option in an out of greater Tashkent are trains and planes anyway. T...
by frunze
Wed Jul 07, 2021 8:53 am
Forum: Itineraries & trip reports
Topic: Osh - Andijan Marshrutka (Minibus)
Replies: 8
Views: 2340

Re: Osh - Andijan Marshrutka (Minibus)

Exactly. The only difference for me it was way, way easier. I came in the morning, like 8am and there was no queue at all. The exchange booths before the border were quite easy to change money and had good rates. The Uzbek drivers in the other side were pushy but not scammy, I paid 40k sum.
by frunze
Tue Jul 06, 2021 3:12 am
Forum: General
Topic: so, you say that you had problems with "registrovka"?...
Replies: 12
Views: 582

Re: so, you say that you had problems with "registrovka"?...

What this tinfoil hat bullshit has to do with travelling and of what help it would be for travellers in central Asia?
by frunze
Tue Jul 06, 2021 2:54 am
Forum: Itineraries & trip reports
Topic: Osh - Andijan Marshrutka (Minibus)
Replies: 8
Views: 2340

Re: Osh - Andijan Marshrutka (Minibus)

Just tried to find this direct Andijan to Osh option at the Andijan station. Taxi drivers said it doesn’t exist, tried to charge me 300k som as expected. However the marsh Turks was no where to be found. Lady that worked the kassa told me it was in operation for 3 days at the beginning of the month...
by frunze
Mon Jun 28, 2021 8:19 pm
Forum: Kyrgyzstan
Topic: Withdraw cash from ATM with Maestro card?
Replies: 2
Views: 166

Re: Withdraw cash from ATM with Maestro card?

Hey, bit of a late answer but I managed to, including one ATM in Cholpon Ata
by frunze
Mon Jun 28, 2021 2:17 pm
Forum: Kyrgyzstan
Topic: Kyrgyzstan coronavirus travel re-opening/restrictions Q&A
Replies: 77
Views: 9628

Re: Kyrgyzstan coronavirus travel re-opening/restrictions Q&A

I recently did a pcr test at Aqualab to travel out of Bishkek and I would advise you to look for alternatives, such as Gemotest (gemotest.kg). Nothing wrong with the quality of their service, but they are extremely popular at the moment and the queues are enormous and chaotic. Don't know if there ar...
by frunze
Mon Jun 28, 2021 2:12 pm
Forum: Uzbekistan
Topic: Uzbekistan travel restrictions/reopening Q&A
Replies: 115
Views: 14652

Re: Uzbekistan travel restrictions/reopening Q&A

Don't trust me fully but those measures are a bit weird. https://uz.sputniknews.ru/20210625/v-uzbekistane-ujestochayutsya-sanitarnye-trebovaniya-iz-za-covid-spisok-novyx-ogranicheniy-19413585.html https://uz.sputniknews.ru/20210625/spetskomissiya-razyasnila-komu-razreshen-vezd-v-tashkent-posle-28-iy...
by frunze
Thu Jun 17, 2021 11:44 am
Forum: Kazakhstan
Topic: Kazakhstan corona travel restrictions Q&A
Replies: 14
Views: 2610

Re: Kazakhstan corona travel restrictions Q&A

I am currently confused by https://www.visakazakhstan.com/travel-restrictions/ listing "Nationals of Belarus, Egypt, Georgia, Germany, South Korea, Kyrgyzstan, Maldives, Russia, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates and Uzbekistan" as allowed to enter Kazakhstan, but https://...
by frunze
Thu Jun 10, 2021 10:19 pm
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Border crossings reports: Dostyk/Dustlyk (Uzbekistan/Kyrgyzstan)
Replies: 44
Views: 20904

Re: Border crossings reports: Dostyk/Dustlyk (Uzbekistan/Kyrgyzstan)

I will post here as well: great news, the direct Osh - Andijan minibus is operating again. See here https://caravanistan.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=11827&p=37635#p37635 I would like to ask one thing, is any worth coming to the border at a weird time (say, very early in the morning) so the queue i...