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by lissie45
Sun Sep 24, 2017 4:38 am
Forum: Tajikistan
Topic: Tajikistan - solo woman
Replies: 4
Views: 1975

Tajikistan - solo woman

We had planned to travel the silk road this summer - but my partner collapsed with HAPE (high altitude pulmonary odema) on the way to Xiahe (China) - so we had to come home. He's fine now - but obviously won't ever be travelling the Pamir Highway. I however still want to - I've been to 5000m before ...
by lissie45
Thu Jul 13, 2017 9:56 am
Forum: Tajikistan
Topic: Tajik somoni black market rates
Replies: 21
Views: 8486

Re: Tajik somoni black market rates

I don't think the situation has changed in the last month - see the post above yours
by lissie45
Sun Jul 09, 2017 3:23 am
Forum: Uzbekistan
Topic: Hotel payment only in US dollar?
Replies: 19
Views: 7298

Re: Hotel payment only in US dollar?

Confirming that all hotels in Uzbek ask for payment in dollars. One place even had the government law on a piece of paper behind the reception just in case you tried to argue. We tried to pay (part of) the rate in som at two places. One used the same black market rate they had used to sell dollars ...
by lissie45
Sun Jul 09, 2017 2:55 am
Forum: Trains
Topic: New Railway Baku-Tiblisi-Kars (Turkey)
Replies: 29
Views: 12726

Re: New Railway Baku-Tiblisi-Kars (Turkey)

I definitely saw talk that it would include passengers - no evidence that its actually running though
by lissie45
Fri Jul 07, 2017 10:16 pm
Forum: Kyrgyzstan
Topic: US$ Dispensing ATMs Kyrgyzstan or Almaty
Replies: 1
Views: 1260

US$ Dispensing ATMs Kyrgyzstan or Almaty

Can anyone confirm that its possible to withdraw US$ in either Krygystan or Almaty? I have to make a decision on how much US$ cash we'll bring with us - and at the moment I'm leaning to topping up along the way. Do the ATMs only dispense $100's? Or smaller notes? Also I've heard rumours that Uzbecki...
by lissie45
Fri Jun 30, 2017 11:12 am
Forum: Uzbekistan
Topic: Uzbek sum exchange rates
Replies: 105
Views: 52025

Re: Uzbek sum exchange rates

So is it correct you need to pay accommodation in US$ or at the official rate - darn - that's going to blow the budget
by lissie45
Thu Jun 29, 2017 10:02 pm
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Qolma/Kulma pass (China-Tajikistan) border crossing reports
Replies: 74
Views: 30739

Re: Qolma pass (from China) - report

So just to clarify - once you clear Chinese immigration - you are near the Karakoram or on it? I'm trying to work out the logistics of doing the reverse - Tashtorgan to Mugarb. We were going to do a travel agency tour from Kashgar to Tashtorgan anyways- so it sounds like they could drop us at immigr...
by lissie45
Thu Jun 29, 2017 9:13 pm
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Qolma/Kulma pass (China-Tajikistan) border crossing reports
Replies: 74
Views: 30739

Re: Qolma pass (from China) - report

Oh this is interesting ... That opens up quite a lot of possibiliies - how high is the border?
by lissie45
Wed Jun 28, 2017 5:17 am
Forum: Itineraries & trip reports
Topic: Xinjiang / Kyrgyzstan /Tajikistan redundancies?
Replies: 16
Views: 4901

Re: Xinjiang / Kyrgyzstan /Tajikistan redundancies?

Cool - we're give it a go - my only concern is that we'll going in late August - so it may be too hot to be wandering around the desert for too long
by lissie45
Wed Jun 28, 2017 5:12 am
Forum: Itineraries & trip reports
Topic: Istanbul to Luoyang by road and sea
Replies: 2
Views: 1327

Re: Istanbul to Luoyang by road and sea

Thanks for this we leave in 4 weeks for Shanghai- and then overland to Istanbul on a similar route.

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