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by wombat
Tue Oct 18, 2016 12:19 pm
Forum: Turkmenistan
Topic: Turkmenistan transit visa poll
Replies: 81
Views: 36278

Re: Turkmenistan transit visa poll

Met a Japanese guy whose observation was that single males would always be rejected.
by wombat
Tue Oct 04, 2016 11:47 am
Forum: Uzbekistan
Topic: lake tudakul
Replies: 3
Views: 2528

Re: lake tudakul

(answering my own question, 2 months later...) Took a taxi from Bukhara. Got price down from US$50, to UZ50,000. One way. "Lake Tudakul" to locals means beachside topchans and grilling lambs. Taxi dropped us at some lakeside resort-ish place, which was closed for some VIP, then drove us fu...
by wombat
Tue Oct 04, 2016 10:50 am
Forum: Kyrgyzstan
Topic: World Nomad Games 2016: reviews
Replies: 7
Views: 8711

Re: World Nomad Games 2016: reviews

Only caught the last two days. Frustrating schedule changes didn't help, but the overall experience was good. The volunteers were easy to find and did their best. Ticketing for the closing ceremony was terrible (as was access...) and the ceremony was too much local pop music, not enough of anything ...
by wombat
Sun Aug 21, 2016 6:39 am
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Denau-Tursunzade (UZ-TAJ) border crossing
Replies: 30
Views: 18596

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

crossed start of aug from UZ to Tajik at Denau. Tajik entry a breeze. Uzbeks checked rego slips at gate for quite a while and again at immigration. Customs checked the usual stuff, camera, meds etc, but seemed the officer was new on job, so quite easy. Saw spare memory cards for eg, and trusted me w...
by wombat
Wed Aug 03, 2016 6:13 am
Forum: Uzbekistan
Topic: Uzbek sum exchange rates
Replies: 105
Views: 51775

Re: Uzbek sum exchange rates

Count your money in Termiz. Was given a pile of half million in 100 x 5000s but was 7 notes short. then when we got to 600,000 they tried to pretened that 100 x 6200 = 602,000!
by wombat
Wed Aug 03, 2016 6:11 am
Forum: Uzbekistan
Topic: Termiz museum closed til 1 sep
Replies: 2
Views: 1594

Termiz museum closed til 1 sep

Museum closed til sept 1st and kara teppe off limits.
festivanly bazaar as marked on LP map is a vacant lot awaiting a new apartment cluster.
money changing, count as money was short.
good news is that sharxon hotel is S45,000 for aircon room.
by wombat
Mon Jul 11, 2016 5:49 pm
Forum: Uzbekistan
Topic: lake tudakul
Replies: 3
Views: 2528

lake tudakul

Does anybody have any knowledge or experience of camping spots at lake tudakul, near Bukhara? Or lodges at the lake? Anybody been birdwatching there and have some tips to share?
by wombat
Sun Jul 10, 2016 10:59 am
Forum: Uzbekistan
Topic: Uzbek sum exchange rates
Replies: 105
Views: 51775

Re: Uzbek sum exchange rates

Fergana, July 10th. USD=6100
by wombat
Wed Jul 06, 2016 4:15 pm
Forum: Kazakhstan
Topic: ATM limit in Kazakhstan
Replies: 4
Views: 1855

Re: ATM limit

2-3 banks at airport were no good to me. In town used only one bank, was green, name starts with a (roman) C, short name with 5 letters..... you know the one.
by wombat
Wed Jul 06, 2016 4:11 pm
Forum: Kazakhstan
Topic: 5-day trip around Shymkent - I'd like your opinion :)
Replies: 3
Views: 2151

Re: 5-day trip around Shymkent - I'd like your opinion :)

Seems expensive. Turkistan sauram easy on own. We visited sayam ugam inc aksu gorge, 3 nights homestay in tonkeris village, day on horses, day trek. all easy and v inexpensive. did thru sayam ugam comm tourist assoc. for English ph askar on 87011118192. just came back today and recommend it..

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