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by benzhamin
Sun Sep 24, 2023 4:07 pm
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Korday border crossing reports (Almaty-Bishkek)
Replies: 65
Views: 21176

Re: Korday border crossing reports (Almaty-Bishkek)

We crossed last week and it was very smooth, too. We (2x adults) went to the bus station in Almaty (Saryan) via taxi and booked a coach at the rightmost kiosk. We arrived around 4pm and got tickets for the 6pm bus. The bus left on time, about half full. We crossed in about 40 minutes and got collect...
by benzhamin
Thu Sep 21, 2023 3:12 pm
Forum: Uzbekistan
Topic: Cheap flights to Central Asia
Replies: 1
Views: 1152

Re: Cheap flights to Central Asia

What is your budget? The cheapest one we found (went mid-August 2023, booked a few months before that) was to fly to Astana (Air Astana) via Istanbul (Wizz). There were cheaper flights from Istanbul with Scat Airways as well if budget is your primary concern. We were keen to visit Astana, but if you...
by benzhamin
Wed Sep 20, 2023 3:57 pm
Forum: Uzbekistan
Topic: Nuratau mountains - Getting there and away - Ravshan broken link
Replies: 4
Views: 1211

Re: Nuratau mountains - Getting there and away - Ravshan broken link

We travelled to Nuratau from Samarkand by shared taxi this week without too much hassle. We used the link in Kasia's post (https://www.nuratau.com/community-based-tourism/how-to-get-there/) and another similar article (http://hayat-ecotour.com/getting-there/) to help us. In Samarkand, we got a share...
by benzhamin
Fri Sep 15, 2023 5:38 am
Forum: Uzbekistan travel sharing
Topic: Aral Sea trip to/from Khiva (or Nukus) (2 spaces)
Replies: 2
Views: 1582

Re: Aral Sea trip to/from Khiva (or Nukus) (2 spaces)

Just updating for anyone else interested, we have booked the tour for the 26th September (starting and ending in Khiva but going via Nukus), and we still have 1 space free.
by benzhamin
Wed Sep 13, 2023 3:38 pm
Forum: Uzbekistan travel sharing
Topic: Aral Sea trip to/from Khiva (or Nukus) (2 spaces)
Replies: 2
Views: 1582

Aral Sea trip to/from Khiva (or Nukus) (2 spaces)

Hello, My partner and I are interested in a 2-day/1-night trip to the Aral Sea to/from Khiva (https://www.islambektravel.uz/aral_sea.html#nametwo) at some point between 23-26th of September. We have some flexibility on dates and are looking for up to 2 people to join us and split the cost. With 3 pe...
by benzhamin
Wed Sep 13, 2023 1:56 pm
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Tashkent to Shymkent border crossing Q&A
Replies: 80
Views: 40171

Re: Tashkent to Shymkent border crossing Q&A

Much the same as Hugo, crossed from Shymkent -> Tashkent mid-morning a couple of days ago. Our hotel owner suggested using InDrive, but when we got some quotes they were requesting around 10,000 KZT to the border. I think you could get a more reasonable price providing you were willing to message mo...