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by eigenvector
Sat Jul 21, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: Tajikistan
Topic: Dushanbe post office
Replies: 2
Views: 643

Re: Dushanbe post office

Last summer, some locals told me the normal post office was under construction and there was a temporary post office. When I followed their directions, I ended up at someone's home that was most definitely not a post office. I suggest following the advice above.
by eigenvector
Tue Apr 10, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: Tajikistan
Topic: Hiking in Tajikistan
Replies: 3
Views: 1781

Re: Hiking in Tajikistan

What do you mean accessible? To go to the summit? Pik Engels is easily accessible from the highway but you should be an experienced mountaineer with proper equipment before attempting this.
by eigenvector
Wed May 17, 2017 4:01 am
Forum: Tajikistan
Topic: Dushanbe - Khorog flight Q&A
Replies: 46
Views: 14208

Re: Dushanbe - Khorog flight Q&A

According to Wikipedia an Mi-8 helicopter could accommodate up to 24 passengers depending on configuration so if it was $800 for a charter than 615 TJS = $75 USD for a scheduled flight doesn't sound unreasonable.
by eigenvector
Mon May 15, 2017 10:12 am
Forum: Tajikistan
Topic: Dushanbe - Khorog flight Q&A
Replies: 46
Views: 14208

Re: Dushanbe - Khorog flight Q&A

Here are some articles regarding the flight cancellation (due to maintenance problems with the aircraft) and resumption with helicopter: https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news/53793-tajik-air-to-resume-dushanbe-khorog-route-with-mi-8 Flights along the difficult Dushanbe - Khorog route has been rein...
by eigenvector
Sun May 14, 2017 10:41 pm
Forum: Tajikistan
Topic: Dushanbe - Khorog flight Q&A
Replies: 46
Views: 14208

Re: Dushanbe - Khorog flight Q&A

Wow, I just came here to ask if anyone had a recent update on the flights and now I see that it is cancelled. Thanks for the updated information. Once again Caravanistan is the most reliable source on the Internet.
by eigenvector
Wed Apr 05, 2017 3:49 am
Forum: Trains
Topic: Travel agent for Urumqi-Almaty train ticket
Replies: 5
Views: 3332

Re: Travel agent for Urumqi-Almaty train ticket

Thanks for sharing your experience. Real Russia is also offering the Almaty-bound ticket on their website. I might go with them for the convenience to have the ticket in advance.
by eigenvector
Tue Apr 04, 2017 5:01 am
Forum: Trains
Topic: Travel agent for Urumqi-Almaty train ticket
Replies: 5
Views: 3332

Travel agent for Urumqi-Almaty train ticket

Hi, I would like to travel Urumqi-Almaty by train in August. So far I only found one online agency that advertises these tickets (China Highlights). They will only deliver the ticket to a hotel in Urumqi, which is fine, but I'd like to understand a bit more about how to purchase tickets for this tra...
by eigenvector
Sun Jan 22, 2017 6:00 am
Forum: Trains
Topic: New daily Astana - Almaty - Urumchi train from 2017
Replies: 5
Views: 3098

Re: New daily Astana - Almaty - Urumchi train from 2017

Thanks Steven. I will treat the new train as existing on paper only until proven otherwise. :D
by eigenvector
Sat Jan 21, 2017 5:20 am
Forum: Trains
Topic: New daily Astana - Almaty - Urumchi train from 2017
Replies: 5
Views: 3098

Re: New daily Astana - Almaty - Urumchi train from 2017

Does anyone have any updated info on this train? One might assume that the "old" train may suffer from schedule reductions or elimination once the new one is in service. I am planning to travel in the area in late August 2017. I am aware that Kazakhstan is a place where things do not neces...

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