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by rainest
Mon Sep 25, 2023 6:50 am
Forum: Uzbekistan
Topic: reading list for Uzbekistan
Replies: 7
Views: 1884

Re: reading list for Uzbekistan

Adeeb Khalid's Making Uzbekistan and Central Asia. The latter covers the same material as the former in less detail.

Eurasianet has contemporary, mostly political news.

The former Calvert Journal has contemporary cultural content.
by rainest
Mon May 29, 2023 7:16 pm
Forum: Uzbekistan
Topic: Travel from Tashkent to Khujand
Replies: 1
Views: 640

Re: Travel from Tashkent to Khujand

https://caravanistan.com/border-crossings/tajikistan/#oybek and the linked thread are accurate, though the Asia Express bus is apparently iffy. Kuyluk will have taxi drivers willing to take you solo to the Oybek border for ~250k sum, which matched what Yandex Taxi was quoting me. Bring additional su...
by rainest
Sat May 20, 2023 8:38 pm
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Oybek - Buston (UZ-TAJ) border crossing
Replies: 69
Views: 27549

Re: Oybek - Buston (UZ-TAJ) border crossing

Crossed from Tashkent to Khujand about a week ago. The scheduled AsianExpress bus is apparently still inconsistent. The info desk at the Tashkent station said it was cancelled that day, and I didn't see it pass us on the way down, so I assume they were correct. I hired a taxi from the bazaar given t...
by rainest
Sat May 20, 2023 8:18 pm
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Tajikistan - Uzbekistan crossing at Panjakent
Replies: 113
Views: 51073

Re: Tajikistan - Uzbekistan crossing at Panjakent

More or less unremarkable going from Dushanbe to Samarkand. Share taxis did not find passengers quickly at the Dushanbe station around noon (I overslept). The first driver I approached eventually gave up and passed me on to a car with more passengers. That driver passed me on to another going to the...
by rainest
Sat Mar 25, 2023 7:23 pm
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Uzbekistan e-visa Q&A
Replies: 329
Views: 74797

Re: Uzbekistan e-visa Q&A

I apparently screwed up the dates on my application and got a visa that becomes valid 5 days after I intended. Has anyone had experience with calling the hotline to amend the dates or just applying for a new visa? I can probably adjust my itinerary somewhat if necessary, but ideally I'd fix the dates.
by rainest
Sat Mar 11, 2023 8:44 pm
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: When will the Kyrgyzstan-Tajikistan border reopen?
Replies: 139
Views: 41160

Re: When will the Kyrgyzstan-Tajikistan border reopen?

Anecdotally tour operators are indicating that you can cross Kyzyl-Art going into Kyrgyzstan from Tajikistan, but not in the reverse direction? Is there any experience confirming this or are they just going off the same statements that ostensibly you can obtain a permit to cross into Kyrgyzstan as a...