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by Biscotte Adventures
Mon Aug 15, 2016 3:50 am
Forum: Uzbekistan
Topic: Uzbek sum exchange rates
Replies: 105
Views: 47259

Re: Uzbek sum exchange rates

Except this guy giving me the reverse rate was selling me something and was "giving me a choice" of buying in dollars or som.

He lost the sale.

As you say, no umbrage for those business folks who should cover business costs.

My next and last street exchange i got 6500 for my dollar.
by Biscotte Adventures
Mon Aug 15, 2016 3:39 am
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Kyzylart - Bor Dobo border crossing (Murghab-Sary Tash)
Replies: 34
Views: 17471

Re: Sary Tash-Murghab border crossing

Yes i figure it is a scam. If you scan the internet you see some evidence of this Environmental Tax...of course each of a different value (indicating a scam i guess). There is a quiet reference to this tax in the Carivanistan border page for Kyrgyzstan. http://www.aroundtheworldin800days.com/kyrgyzs...
by Biscotte Adventures
Sun Aug 14, 2016 1:16 pm
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Kyzylart - Bor Dobo border crossing (Murghab-Sary Tash)
Replies: 34
Views: 17471

Re: Sary Tash-Murghab border crossing

We crossed from TJ to KGZ Aug 2016. Leaving TJ was no hassle, no fees. They took our vehicle customs docs at the first shack. Then another 200m further on, around the garage construction site, we got our passports stamped out. There was a moment where the tajik gate guy asked me if i had paid the &q...
by Biscotte Adventures
Wed Jul 27, 2016 10:18 am
Forum: Uzbekistan
Topic: Uzbek sum exchange rates
Replies: 105
Views: 47259

Re: Uzbek sum exchange rates

Jul 2016 we got relatively easily 6200

Locals tries to charge us a conversion rate in reverse at 6500.

Dont forget to fet the app in play store called DollarUz
by Biscotte Adventures
Mon Jul 04, 2016 12:00 pm
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Georgia to Russia Border crossing (Zemo Larsi - Chertov Most)
Replies: 45
Views: 17191

Re: Georgia to Russia Border crossing (Zemo Larsi - Chertov Most)

georoad.ge/?lang=geo&act=news&func=menu&uid=1467618635

Aparently road opens today 4 jun 17hrs.
by Biscotte Adventures
Wed Jun 29, 2016 12:00 pm
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Georgia to Russia Border crossing (Zemo Larsi - Chertov Most)
Replies: 45
Views: 17191

Re: Georgia to Russia Border crossing (Zemo Larsi - Chertov Most)

We considered crossing into Azerbaijan, but the time to get the visa the Larsi Border will likely be open. Our biggest worry was our Russian Transit visa would expire even before we could use it - whether we went to Azerbaijan or waited for Larsi to open. We are happy to know that the Russian Consul...
by Biscotte Adventures
Tue Jun 28, 2016 12:55 pm
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Georgia to Russia Border crossing (Zemo Larsi - Chertov Most)
Replies: 45
Views: 17191

Re: Georgia to Russia Border crossing (Zemo Larsi - Chertov Most)

We 're a bit stuck here in Georgia now. Our Russian transit visa dates from 25 jun to 2 july. We tried the Roki tunnel and got turned away at gunpoint. We applied for a Abkhazia visa...no prob, they were very responsive to emails (in broken but understandable English) but 5 days processing and a ver...
by Biscotte Adventures
Sun Jun 26, 2016 10:10 am
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Georgia to Russia Border crossing (Zemo Larsi - Chertov Most)
Replies: 45
Views: 17191

Re: Georgia to Russia Border crossing (Zemo Larsi - Chertov Most)

http://agenda.ge/news/60663/eng
http://agenda.ge/news/60760/eng
tldr: landslide at the border, 800m missing of the road on 23 June 2016. Estimates 2 weeks to reopen.
by Biscotte Adventures
Fri Jun 24, 2016 3:59 pm
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Georgia to Russia Border crossing (Zemo Larsi - Chertov Most)
Replies: 45
Views: 17191

Re: GEO-RUS border Geo Mil Highway

Nope closed. Some are telling us 1 month closure. On the waw back to Tbilisi we saw at least 4 oversized bulldozers on flatbed trucks heading up. Clearly lots of earth to move.
by Biscotte Adventures
Fri Jun 24, 2016 11:11 am
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Georgia to Russia Border crossing (Zemo Larsi - Chertov Most)
Replies: 45
Views: 17191

GEO-RUS border Geo Mil Highway

Word is that there was a mudslide 23 june and no crossing possible... for at least 4 days.

Unconfirmed.

24 June and its raining hard. I'll try tomorrow 25 june...fingers crossed.

Source: fb Overland to Asia

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