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by arthurschmidt2000
Sat May 14, 2016 5:13 am
Forum: Uzbekistan
Topic: Hotels in Kokand
Replies: 5
Views: 2756

Re: Hotels in Kokand

I stayed in the Nigina Hotel. A single room was 50k. The place is clean but only russian spoken. Located 1 km + from the city center.

If the taxi driver does not really know the place, tell him Turkish Restaurant. That place is well known.
by arthurschmidt2000
Fri May 06, 2016 7:51 am
Forum: Uzbekistan
Topic: Uzbek sum exchange rates
Replies: 105
Views: 55886

Re: Uzbek sum exchange rates

At May 8th the exchange rate for USD (bills of 100) is 6500 Som for one Dollar.
by arthurschmidt2000
Wed Apr 27, 2016 12:37 pm
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Uzbekistan Visa in Almaty
Replies: 2
Views: 5384

Uzbekistan Visa in Almaty

First of all a huge thank you for your LOI service!!!! The Uzbek consulate in Almaty opens at 3 pm. Be there at least at 2.45. Ask the policemen in front if the consulate: Do you speak Englisch or thmething like this. They must understand, that you are a "real" foreigner and will let you in. Wait in...
by arthurschmidt2000
Tue Apr 26, 2016 12:52 pm
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Tajikistan visa in Almaty
Replies: 28
Views: 14676

Tadjik Consulate in Almaty

When I planned my trip I found a website of them with an adress in the area Sain Street/Abay Rd. They moved to a different place. Unfortunately I don't know the new adress as my landlord organized the taxi for me. I advise strongly for going there take a taxi. Going back is simple. Walk back to the ...
by arthurschmidt2000
Sun Apr 24, 2016 9:30 am
Forum: China
Topic: Yining-Almaty bus Q&A
Replies: 14
Views: 6778

Yining-Almaty bus Q&A

The books describe very well how to go from Urumqi to Almaty. There is an alternative via Yining. A hard sleeper from Uru is Y160. The ride takes you 8 to 9 h. In Yining base yourself in the youth hostel. The staff speaks English. Make a reservation by There you are shown the adress of ...
by arthurschmidt2000
Tue Apr 05, 2016 12:20 am
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Chinese visa and transit visa for Uzbekistan
Replies: 10
Views: 5413

Re: Chinese visa and transit visa for Uzbekistan

A transit without visa means that you can spend up to 24 hrs in the transit area of the airport.
by arthurschmidt2000
Fri Mar 18, 2016 1:35 pm
Forum: Tajikistan
Topic: Cheapest Way to Get to Tajikstan From Overseas?
Replies: 3
Views: 2039

Re: Cheapest Way to Get to Tajikstan From Overseas?

Consider going via China.

From Urumqi is a bus to Almaty. From Kashgar (Kashi) to Osh.
by arthurschmidt2000
Sun Feb 21, 2016 1:17 pm
Forum: Kazakhstan
Topic: Travel Agency in Almaty
Replies: 1
Views: 2448

Travel Agency in Almaty

As I know trains tend to be full very early I am looking for an agency for train tickets in Almaty.

Thank you very much.
by arthurschmidt2000
Sun Feb 21, 2016 12:56 pm
Forum: Itineraries & trip reports
Topic: Where are you going? Why?
Replies: 121
Views: 54203

Re: Where are you going? Why?

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