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by exploreout
Tue May 16, 2017 10:33 pm
Forum: Others
Topic: Bishkek to Ulanbataar to Moscow by train/plane
Replies: 1
Views: 1477

Bishkek to Ulanbataar to Moscow by train/plane

Can anyone share your experience(s) with trains on this route, please. My main concern is how is the condition of the bathrooms. As long as that is not too dirty and it's not dangerous enough to avoid then I'd like to do this route. If I'm not mistaken it would go like this: 1. Bishkek to Almaty by ...
by exploreout
Thu May 11, 2017 3:30 pm
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Embassy report: Uzbek visa in Bishkek
Replies: 62
Views: 35841

Re: Embassy report: Uzbek visa in Bishkek

I knew there was a thread somewhere, didn't look hard enough. Is this thread a sticky?

Also, wow, I thought it was just me. Darn it! Now, that kinda kills my "it happened for a reason" line of thought.. Hmm, oh well, I'm still not going.
by exploreout
Thu May 11, 2017 8:35 am
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Embassy report: Uzbek visa in Bishkek
Replies: 62
Views: 35841

Uzbekistan visa in Bishkek

Tried to get a visa for Uzbekistan today here in Bishkek. Arrived around 1105. There were two men sitting outside on the benches waiting. I went in and the lady said very rudely, "What do you want!". I told her I wanted to get a visa. She asked me if I had an appointment, I said no. Then, ...
by exploreout
Mon May 08, 2017 4:35 am
Forum: Kyrgyzstan
Topic: Usd ATM in Bishkek?
Replies: 7
Views: 3084

Re: Usd ATM in Bishkek?

And how do you know this ATM dispenses USD? The purpose of the thread is to pinpoint the ATMs that specifically dispense USD amongst the many other 'ordinary' ATMs. The ATM I used at the airport didn't offer the option for USD. I've also typed in ATMs in Google maps and saw many ATMs in my area. I c...
by exploreout
Mon May 08, 2017 3:25 am
Forum: Kyrgyzstan
Topic: Usd ATM in Bishkek?
Replies: 7
Views: 3084

Usd ATM in Bishkek?

Where can I find an ATM that dispenses USD here in Bishkek. I'm near Panfilov park for reference. I read that there is the "Kazkommerzbank ATM on the corner of Sovetskaya and Bokonbaeva" but I have no idea where this is. I input both into Google Maps and the two roads don't intersect so I'...
by exploreout
Fri May 05, 2017 11:48 pm
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Reports: Hairatan-Termez border crossing (UZB - Afgh)
Replies: 8
Views: 3783

Reports: Hairatan-Termez border crossing (UZB - Afgh)

https://www.lonelyplanet.com/thorntree/ ... t/22493434

Is the Hairatan border (from Termez) now inaccessible without special registration, papers?
by exploreout
Wed Apr 26, 2017 5:46 pm
Forum: Others
Topic: Iraqi Kurdistan accommodation
Replies: 1
Views: 1737

Iraqi Kurdistan accommodation

Anyone have information on a good cheap hotel/guesthouse here? Hopefully under $20, cheaper the better.

Also, how do I get to the guesthouse/hotel from the airport?
by exploreout
Wed Apr 26, 2017 5:40 pm
Forum: China
Topic: North Korea trip (US citizen)
Replies: 2
Views: 2260

Re: North Korea trip (US citizen)

I did locate a Chinese company that does tours there. He said Americans have to enter/ depart via Beijing not via rail like everyone else.

This was when I was in China a couple of years ago. I'm heading back to Beijing in a few weeks though and am again considering trying N. Korea.
by exploreout
Tue Aug 02, 2016 5:40 am
Forum: China
Topic: North Korea trip (US citizen)
Replies: 2
Views: 2260

North Korea trip (US citizen)

Have you ever used any of the travel agents inside China to take a trip to North Korea? This is also something I was considering doing since I am an American but speak Chinese. I was thinking I could join a Chinese tour group, I hear they much much cheaper in country than going through a Western com...
by exploreout
Tue Aug 02, 2016 5:28 am
Forum: Mongolia
Topic: Mongolia: Inner vs Outer
Replies: 3
Views: 2535

Re: Mongolia: Inner vs Outer

I'm really hoping that it's not just for show and actually has a functional purpose in daily life there. I already speak ok Mandarin and ok Cantonese. I feel like Cantonese was a bit of a waste though. Which would you recommend though? Or as I mentioned, both or neither? Do you have any tips on the ...

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