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by Jpinilla
Wed Jul 08, 2015 6:21 pm
Forum: Uzbekistan
Topic: Trip report: Uzbekistan
Replies: 2
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Trip report: Uzbekistan

The main sites are well-covered in other articles/posts, so I'll focus on things that are hopefully more unknown: In May 2015, the unofficial exchange rate was 5000 som to the dollar. The best places to exchange were at hotels or from taxi drivers. Unless you can count as quickly as the locals and d...
by Jpinilla
Wed Jul 08, 2015 4:25 am
Forum: Uzbekistan
Topic: Trip report: Chimgan
Replies: 1
Views: 2067

Trip report: Chimgan

The mountains around Chimgan are breathtakingly beautiful and almost completely deserted. During our three days of trekking in early May 2015, we only saw two other groups of climbers and a herd of cows. Of all the fascinating places in Uzbekistan, this area was definitely the highlight of our trip....
by Jpinilla
Wed Apr 29, 2015 12:10 pm
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Report: The Uzbek Embassy in Moscow
Replies: 3
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Report: The Uzbek Embassy in Moscow

The application process for two Americans was relatively painless in Moscow. As Russians do not need visas within the CIS, there were very few people at the window for foreigners and the lines were short. It took around a week to get everything done. No one showed much interest in any of our extra p...