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by Scribetrotter
Mon Sep 19, 2016 12:57 pm
Forum: Uzbekistan
Topic: Report: Train from Tashkent to Nukus
Replies: 3
Views: 2334

Report: Train from Tashkent to Nukus

In case anyone is masochistic enough to want to experience this 22-hour ride... I've just crawled off it. It could have been much worse... it's really not too bad as long as you don't mind wild shaking and absolutely nothing to do - or if you speak Uzbek or Russian, in which case you can befriend pe...
by Scribetrotter
Sat Sep 17, 2016 2:36 pm
Forum: Uzbekistan
Topic: Post-Karimov Uzbekistan entry/exit reports
Replies: 3
Views: 2452

Re: Post-Karimov Uzbekistan entry/exit reports

In case anyone is planning on crossing overland from Osh in Kyrgyzstan through Dostyk (providing you already have a visa) - it's fine. I did it this morning and the entire thing took half an hour. Several passport controls on the Kyrgyz side, same on the Uzbek side, fill out duplicate forms stating ...
by Scribetrotter
Thu Sep 08, 2016 1:54 pm
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Uzbekistan closed 20 Aug - 5 Sep
Replies: 45
Views: 25207

Re: Uzbekistan closed 20 Aug - 5 Sep

I see several mentions of border guards (Osh to Uzbekistan) searching bags and especially looking at photos. What exactly are they looking for? I'm not sure what I should be deleting. I also have all sorts of chargers, a GPS etc etc. I'd appreciate some details so I can prepare... thanks!
by Scribetrotter
Thu Sep 08, 2016 1:51 pm
Forum: Kyrgyzstan
Topic: World Nomad Games 2016: reviews
Replies: 7
Views: 8958

Re: World Nomad Games 2016: reviews

I attended the opening ceremonies and the world nomad village event - and I was blown away. On the technical and artistic side, everything went off without a hitch - at least to the naked eye. The events themselves were fun, fascinating actually. It's an absolute YES as far as I'm concerned. I hear ...
by Scribetrotter
Sat Aug 27, 2016 8:30 pm
Forum: Trains
Topic: Bishkek to Shymkent by train?
Replies: 3
Views: 2593

Bishkek to Shymkent by train?

I understand I can take the Moscow train from Bishkek and get off at Shymkent (and then find a ride to Tashkent). - Can I buy my train ticket in Bishkek? Where and when? (I understand you can only buy them online if you have a Central Asian credit card) - Can you point me towards a reliable schedule...
by Scribetrotter
Sat Aug 27, 2016 8:21 pm
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Uzbekistan closed 20 Aug - 5 Sep
Replies: 45
Views: 25207

Re: Uzbekistan closed 20 Aug - 5 Sep

Following. Am planning on crossing the border from Osh in mid-September if reopened. Have heard there are 'minor problems' along the border - 4 Kyrygyz border guards arrested, a relay station taken over... Hope it doesn't escalate. Meantime, looking at alternate route back to Bishkek and over throug...