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by Spailpin.Fanach
Tue Jun 05, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: Kyrgyzstan
Topic: Marshrutka/Taxi from Almaty to Cholpon-Ata this September
Replies: 1
Views: 793

Marshrutka/Taxi from Almaty to Cholpon-Ata this September

Hi all I'll be attending the World Nomad Games this Sept in Cholpon-Ata, Issyk Kul Just exploring my options to get there. As the crow flies, Almaty to Cholpon-Ata would seem the shorter option but all routing systems suggest Almaty to Bishkek to Cholpon-Ata. I'm Ok with this but wondering if the sh...
by Spailpin.Fanach
Tue Jun 05, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: Kyrgyzstan
Topic: World Nomad Games 2018
Replies: 27
Views: 5892

Re: World Nomad Games 2018

Hi anyone who has been to the Games. I intend to attend this year's but while I understand that the Games are held in Cholpo-Ata, the events I presume would be spread out? Do one need private transport to get to the events or can I just taxi/mashrutka to Cholpon-Ata, and wander from there? The Game...
by Spailpin.Fanach
Mon Apr 23, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Itineraries & trip reports
Topic: Astana to Nukus Itinerary in September/October
Replies: 0
Views: 528

Astana to Nukus Itinerary in September/October

Hi all I'm exploring the viability of travelling the following route, mainly by train, in September & October and would appreciate someone casting an experienced eye over it. I might fly from Dublin to Astana or Dublin to Moscow and catch train to Astana. Unsure about this yet. 1. Astana - Almat...
by Spailpin.Fanach
Mon Apr 23, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: Tajikistan
Topic: Tajikistan Loop via Osh in September
Replies: 0
Views: 441

Tajikistan Loop via Osh in September

Hi all I'm exploring the viability of travelling the following route in late September. Bishkek - Osh - Sary Tash - (Tajiki Border) - Murghab - Langar - Namadguti - Khorog - Dushanbe - Bishkek (or possibly Dushanbe - Osh - Bishkek) I'm happy to travel by Marshrutka and stay in Homestay places, espec...
by Spailpin.Fanach
Mon Apr 16, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Iran
Topic: Train from Iranian Astara to Rest of Rail Network
Replies: 3
Views: 1023

Re: Train from Iranian Astara to Rest of Rail Network

Many thanks.

Bus is fine although train is better, in my opinion.

Is the station at Rasht open and does it connect with the rest of the Iranian rail network?

If not, what is the nearest open or working station to Astara
by Spailpin.Fanach
Sun Apr 15, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: Iran
Topic: Train from Iranian Astara to Rest of Rail Network
Replies: 3
Views: 1023

Train from Iranian Astara to Rest of Rail Network

Hi I see from the Iranian rail network map, http://www.iranrail.net/network.php that there's a connection from Astara and Rasht to the rest of the Iranian rail network. However, when I search stations and routes, I cannot find any mention of these stations. Anyone know why this should be. Are the st...
by Spailpin.Fanach
Thu Apr 12, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: Trains
Topic: New Railway Baku-Tiblisi-Kars (Turkey)
Replies: 33
Views: 15281

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

Any news about this yet (mid April 2018)?

I'll be travelling this area in October 2018
by Spailpin.Fanach
Thu Apr 12, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: Iran
Topic: Train from Caucasus to Iran
Replies: 2
Views: 1140

Train from Caucasus to Iran

Hi all I'm planning a trip this autumn from Russia, across central Asia to the Caucasus via Baku and then to Iran, Turkey and home to Dublin by train/ferry. I wish to travel by train or bus where no train is available. I'll travel by ferry across Caspian and Irish seas. To date, I've planned to Yere...
by Spailpin.Fanach
Fri Aug 18, 2017 10:49 am
Forum: Trains
Topic: Urumqi to Almaty to Silk Road Cities
Replies: 5
Views: 2612

Re: Urumqi to Almaty to Silk Road Cities

Thanks Steven, appreciate this.
by Spailpin.Fanach
Thu Aug 17, 2017 5:01 pm
Forum: Trains
Topic: Caucasus to Iran to Turkey
Replies: 6
Views: 2930

Re: Caucasus to Iran to Turkey

Still struggling to find a route from Caucasus to Iran.

Any suggestions appreciated.

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