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by Rolof Stolk
Thu Sep 01, 2016 4:49 pm
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Uzbekistan closed 20 Aug - 5 Sep
Replies: 45
Views: 24247

Re: Uzbekistan closed 20 Aug - 5 Sep

Crossed from Tashkent to Shymkent tofay. Uzbek and Kazakh people told me that till the 4th of September you can not cross the border to Uzbekistan from Shymkent. I don't know if it also counts for foreigners. Leaving Uzbekistan does not seem a problem.
by Rolof Stolk
Tue Aug 30, 2016 4:58 pm
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Unrest in Central Asia - fall 2016 edition
Replies: 25
Views: 13527

Re: Unrest in Central Asia - fall 2016 edition

Im in Tashkent now, business as usual, only every 500 meters there are police checking cars. In general there is much more police on the streets. I think getting into Tashkent with car from other cities can be difficult maybe. Tomorrow I am leaving to Shymkent, Kazakhstan, will let you know how it w...
by Rolof Stolk
Tue Aug 23, 2016 6:47 pm
Forum: Uzbekistan
Topic: Where to buy souvenirs in Uzbekistan?
Replies: 1
Views: 2162

Where to buy souvenirs in Uzbekistan?

Hello everyone, does anyone know which city is the best place to buy souvenirs? Right now I am in Bukhara, many souvenir shops but they all seem the sell the same. Also you get ripped off badly here I believe. Maybe Samarkand or Tashkent is better? Maybe someone knows some shops were they sell genui...
by Rolof Stolk
Fri Aug 19, 2016 7:16 pm
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Uzbekistan closed 20 Aug - 5 Sep
Replies: 45
Views: 24247

Re: Uzbekistan closed 20 Aug - 5 Sep

I got in Uzbekistan today, visum till the 4th of September. I asked the border guard about independence day, and he told me that the border is always open for foreigners, only for Uzbeks it will be closed. I asked the guard at the border with Osh Kyrgyzstan, but I think he meant for all big border p...
by Rolof Stolk
Tue Aug 09, 2016 11:54 am
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Uzbekistan closed 20 Aug - 5 Sep
Replies: 45
Views: 24247

Re: Uzbekistan closed 20 Aug - 5 Sep

I wanted to enter Uzbekistan around the 20th. And leaving to Shimkent before the 30th. The embassy in Bishkek just gave my visa 4 days ago for the period of 10th of August till 4th of September. Does a closed border also means you can not exit?
by Rolof Stolk
Tue Aug 09, 2016 11:44 am
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Embassy report: Uzbek visa in Bishkek
Replies: 62
Views: 35852

Re: Embassy report: Uzbek visa in Bishkek

Both on the offical online application form and invitation letter it doesnt say where you exit or enter, only the cities you would like to visit. The cities should be in the right order of visiting. So if you enter near tashkent but the first city on your application form is khiva, you might have a ...
by Rolof Stolk
Sat Jul 30, 2016 1:16 pm
Forum: Uzbekistan
Topic: Itinerary
Replies: 10
Views: 7198

Re: Itinerary

I read if you have a registration every three days it is ok. So 1 day at a hotel/hostel with registration and 2 days at a homestay should be possible. You can also just buy a registration at hotels or hostels I believe. Or just book a room and do check-in but actually not staying there, yet you have...
by Rolof Stolk
Thu Jul 28, 2016 5:30 pm
Forum: Uzbekistan
Topic: Independence Day Uzbekistan
Replies: 9
Views: 2223

Re: Independence Day Uzbekistan

Thanks Steven, information I needed!
by Rolof Stolk
Tue Jul 26, 2016 12:28 pm
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Embassy report: Uzbek visa in Bishkek
Replies: 62
Views: 35852

Re: Embassy report: Uzbek visa in Bishkek

Hello everyone,

When applying for visa do you only need your passport and the LOI, or also passport photos, etc.?
by Rolof Stolk
Mon Jul 25, 2016 7:08 pm
Forum: Kyrgyzstan
Topic: Horse riding from Kotchkor to Song Kol lake
Replies: 9
Views: 4933

Re: Horse riding from Kotchkor to Song Kol lake

Hi,

Maybe these links are helpful,

http://caravanistan.com/trip-reports/ho ... yrgyzstan/

https://www.tripadvisor.nl/ShowUserRevi ... vince.html

I am planning to do the same trip around August 13-14.

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