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by dina.lowe
Wed Nov 29, 2023 12:33 pm
Forum: Kazakhstan
Topic: Recommended hotel or hostel in Aktau and Aktobe?
Replies: 10
Views: 4426

Re: Recommended hotel or hostel in Aktau and Aktobe?

Mango hostel is great I concur! The lady is very sweet and eager to help. The location is perfect, there’s a big grocery store and a ATM right next door and it’s basically right next to the sea. I recommend!
by dina.lowe
Wed Nov 29, 2023 12:26 pm
Forum: Kazakhstan
Topic: Things to do in Aktau
Replies: 5
Views: 1530

Re: Things to do in Aktau

Hi,
I’m in Aktau right now, truthfully the best thing to do is just walk along the coastline, there’s a nice path going along the beach. Other than that, there’s not a lot to do but after a long train ride a seaside walk will be welcome :) cheers
by dina.lowe
Mon Nov 13, 2023 7:25 am
Forum: Uzbekistan travel sharing
Topic: Aral Sea tour from Nukus around Nov 23 but date flexible
Replies: 0
Views: 1681

Aral Sea tour from Nukus around Nov 23 but date flexible

Hello, Is anyone going to be in the Nukus area around Nov 20-25 and interested in travelling to the Aral Sea? From what I’m seeing tours are the easiest way to get there but if anyone else is interested we could figure out some rental or something to make it cheaper? Contact me on whatsapp +16047822...
by dina.lowe
Sat Nov 11, 2023 5:00 pm
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Embassy report: Chinese visa in Almaty
Replies: 39
Views: 28803

Re: Embassy report: Chinese visa in Almaty

Hello,
It seems my chances of securing a Chinese visa in Almaty as a foreigner without resident status are not looking good…is there anywhere in Central Asia that is granting visas? From what I have read there has only been success in Yerevan for anyone in the same situation.
by dina.lowe
Sun Oct 29, 2023 7:58 am
Forum: Itineraries & trip reports
Topic: Report: Karakol to Almaty Hitchhike (Karkara border)
Replies: 4
Views: 2674

Re: Report: Karakol to Almaty Hitchhike (Karkara border)

hello, i found this thread extremely useful in helping me get from karakol to almaty by hitchhike. (especially the map in choosing which highway to take from karakol!) i did it on october 28 and in the end it took me around the same time as it would have to go from karakol-bishkek-almaty so i would ...
by dina.lowe
Sun Oct 29, 2023 7:52 am
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Karkara valley (Kegen – Tup/Kensu) border
Replies: 103
Views: 59437

Re: Report: Almaty to Karakol (Karkara border crossing)

Hello, if anyone is wondering this border is still open even though many tour agencies i called told me it had been closed since october 10. i crossed it on october 28 very easily, hitchhiking from karakol to kegen (my experience was very slow and i wasn’t sure i would make it all the way but i got ...
by dina.lowe
Sun Oct 29, 2023 7:47 am
Forum: Kazakhstan travel sharing
Topic: Two day Kolsai-Kaiyndy-Charyn from Almaty
Replies: 1
Views: 1355

Two day Kolsai-Kaiyndy-Charyn from Almaty

Hello, I am doing 2 day tour from Almaty to kolsai lake, kaindy lake, charyn canyon, black canyon, moon canyon, bartogai reservoir starting in 2 days (october 31). the total cost is 30,000tg (~60USD) with transport, meals and accommodation included. i am wondering if anyone would like to also sign u...
by dina.lowe
Thu Sep 28, 2023 10:09 pm
Forum: Tajikistan travel sharing
Topic: Fann Mountains 2nights/3days (October)
Replies: 1
Views: 1419

Re: Fann Mountains 2nights/3days (October)

Hi there! I arrive in Dushanbe on October 6th and would love to meet up with some people to try to do some hiking! I'm a 23 year old from Canada, add me on Whatsapp +16047822537 if you're still interested!