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by RArmitage
Wed Mar 13, 2024 7:20 pm
Forum: Itineraries & trip reports
Topic: Best mapping tool to show a journey
Replies: 2
Views: 734

Best mapping tool to show a journey

I have been frustrated with Google maps and its inability to do a good map when it has decided there isn't a road. What mapping tools do people use if they want a visual reminder of their journey to put in a photo album? Thanks.
by RArmitage
Thu Dec 21, 2023 12:23 pm
Forum: Itineraries & trip reports
Topic: Pamir Highway Self drive report (September 2023)
Replies: 0
Views: 2748

Pamir Highway Self drive report (September 2023)

Trip report Pamir Highway / Bartang Valley / Wakkan Valley Travelled 8-19 September 2023 Total distance was about 2500km Weather was dry and settled and conditions were excellent. If reading this for guidance please take this into consideration as conditions can change rapidly and what we managed to...
by RArmitage
Thu Dec 21, 2023 12:11 pm
Forum: Others
Topic: India Paper Visa question
Replies: 2
Views: 1696

Re: India Paper Visa question

If you get no answer on here, try joining the Backpacking Pakistan Facebook group - they are very knowledgeable. Would like to know your answer as you are about 6 months ahead of us and we have been wondering exactly that!
by RArmitage
Tue Nov 14, 2023 2:51 am
Forum: Itineraries & trip reports
Topic: Trip report: Altyn Emel NP and Charyn Canyon self drive
Replies: 0
Views: 1762

Trip report: Altyn Emel NP and Charyn Canyon self drive

November 2023. Currently park office in Almaty is closed so get someone to do the National Park booking online and whatsapp the permit to you as payment is by Kaspi (this was checked at every gate). If not visiting petroglyphs then you can do this at Basshi NP office. We hired a car through Valdeks ...
by RArmitage
Mon Oct 30, 2023 2:18 pm
Forum: Kyrgyzstan
Topic: Tyup hotel
Replies: 1
Views: 1499

Tyup hotel

Does anyone have experience of staying overnight in Tyup before crossing the border. Can’t see any hotels on google or maps.me. Thanks.
by RArmitage
Sun Oct 29, 2023 1:42 pm
Forum: Itineraries & trip reports
Topic: Son Kul winter yurt camp and trekking
Replies: 0
Views: 1580

Son Kul winter yurt camp and trekking

Winter yurt camp - Son Kul lake Not a lot of information available online but it is definitely possible to hike to Son Kul at the end of October (weather permitting)- trip needs to be pre-arranged as there are no open yurts. Shepherds Life in Doskulu (just before Kyzart) based at Stalbek guest house...
by RArmitage
Mon Oct 09, 2023 12:05 pm
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Tashkent to Shymkent border crossing Q&A
Replies: 86
Views: 44566

Re: Tashkent to Shymkent border crossing Q&A

Bus 169 from Shariston metro to the border is running. Took it today. At the border it picks up people from the two bus stops by the exit of customs. It runs about every 10 minutes. The taxi guys tried to say it didn’t run! We ignored them.
by RArmitage
Fri Oct 06, 2023 12:20 pm
Forum: Kazakhstan
Topic: Updates on Aksu-Zhabagly/Sayram-Ugam
Replies: 6
Views: 2828

Re: Updates on Aksu-Zhabagly/Sayram-Ugam

Hi
Please can you give me details of where you stayed. Heading there tomorrow and can’t see accommodation so any advice would be appreciated. Thanks
by RArmitage
Fri Oct 06, 2023 12:15 pm
Forum: Kazakhstan
Topic: Updates on Aksu-Zhabagly/Sayram-Ugam
Replies: 6
Views: 2828

Re: Anyone travelled around Ugam region?

aknight wrote:
Tue Oct 15, 2019 1:52 pm
Oh great- this is good to hear. I think I’m in touch via email with this guy you mention so will see what I can arrange and report back.
Hi. Did you find somewhere to stay? If so where was it as also wanting to stay in Kaskasu. Thanks
by RArmitage
Fri Sep 29, 2023 12:44 pm
Forum: Uzbekistan
Topic: Accommodation in Jizzakh
Replies: 0
Views: 1062

Accommodation in Jizzakh

Hi
Any good experiences of homestay/guesthouse in central Jizzakh? Can only see hotels on google
Thanks