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by ExitMusic
Sat Jan 16, 2016 12:55 pm
Forum: Itineraries & trip reports
Topic: Travel Insurance for Pamir Highway
Replies: 3
Views: 3573

Re: Travel Insurance for Pamir Highway

Are you sure that FCO 'advise against all but essential' invalidates insurance? We've regularly found ourselves in FCO 'all but essential' (orange blob if they show the map) on our travels, both backpacking and overland, even on short holidays, and always use regular travel insurance. Our understand...
by ExitMusic
Sat Jan 16, 2016 12:36 pm
Forum: Tajikistan
Topic: hostel dushanbe
Replies: 4
Views: 4295

Re: hostel dushanbe

Worth mentioning that a big draw at Green House is the gated parking. Fits three 4x4s and plenty of bikes. Didn't have to stress about the car during the day or overnight which was nice! It already seems to be pretty popular so we experienced a great mix of people when we stayed in Oct.
by ExitMusic
Mon Nov 16, 2015 12:10 pm
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Tashkent to Shymkent border crossing Q&A
Replies: 48
Views: 18398

Re: Tashkent to Shymkent border crossing

Ah yes, makes sense. The main Tashkent - Shymkent crossing is unquestionably more convenient than the diversion to Yallama too. In terms of options for Yallama though, saw shared taxis on the road to the border area, didn't notice buses. Almost certain we saw buses near Chinaz though - at a guess th...
by ExitMusic
Fri Nov 13, 2015 6:34 pm
Forum: Uzbekistan
Topic: Cheap Accommodation with Registration in Tashkent
Replies: 15
Views: 12962

Re: Cheap Accommodation with Registration in Tashkent

Stayed at Topchan - $10 for a bed, registration included. Really nice (and clean) hostel with lots of effort put in to making it welcoming and comfortable, up there with the best either of us has stayed in.
by ExitMusic
Fri Nov 13, 2015 6:24 pm
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Tashkent to Shymkent border crossing Q&A
Replies: 48
Views: 18398

Re: Tashkent to Shymkent border crossing

We were turned around on the Uzbekistan side at the Chernayevka/Gisht-Kuprik crossing yesterday - the guard was helpful despite our basic Russian and we managed to understand that we couldn't get over in our own car and should go to Yalama. Managed to make the 100km trip back past Tashkent on the ta...
by ExitMusic
Fri Nov 13, 2015 6:09 pm
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Denau-Tursunzade (UZ-TAJ) border crossing
Replies: 30
Views: 20202

Re: Denau-Tursunzade (UZ-TAJ) border crossing

Pretty good experience crossing this border in a UK registered car, early November. The border was very quiet with occasional foot traffic, a few trucks, and just one car, which was ours. Despite it being quiet, there were lots of money changers either side of the border, and in no man's land. We we...
by ExitMusic
Wed Nov 04, 2015 1:25 pm
Forum: Uzbekistan
Topic: Uzbek sum exchange rates
Replies: 105
Views: 55814

Re: Uzbek sum exchange rates

1$ = 5500 UZS at crossing from Tajikistan
1$ = 5600-5700 UZS in Bukhara
by ExitMusic
Sat Oct 24, 2015 8:52 pm
Forum: Uzbekistan
Topic: Uzbek sum exchange rates
Replies: 105
Views: 55814

Re: Uzbek sum exchange rates

Spoke to someone today who was travelling through Uzbekistan last week and was getting 1$ = 5500 UZS consistently.

Heading there soon, so will share if this is still the case in a few weeks.
by ExitMusic
Sat Oct 24, 2015 8:47 pm
Forum: Cars and motorbikes
Topic: Entering Kyrgyzstan from Kazakhstan - bribe
Replies: 3
Views: 5325

Re: Entering Kyrgyzstan from Kazakhstan - bribe

Yes, the police at that post are pretty bad. They were pulling both locals and non-locals at that sign recently. Saw a few shouting matches and write-ups over people not stopping completely. In our case we had actually stopped at the sign for a few seconds (as I remembered your post here!). When the...
by ExitMusic
Sat Aug 08, 2015 2:24 am
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Tyumen - Omsk - Irkutsk possible roadside scam
Replies: 2
Views: 1885

Re: Tyumen - Omsk possible roadside scam

Hey! Will do, we're keeping a log so we may well have some nice things to share in the coming months. And true indeed we couldn't give you a great description of a typical Bulgarian, except to say not these guys :lol:! What we probably should have said is that at a glance the group appeared pretty C...