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by BartNL
Sun Jun 04, 2017 7:39 pm
Forum: Uzbekistan
Topic: Hotel payment only in US dollar?
Replies: 19
Views: 7545

Re: Hotel payment only in US dollar?

Just got back from a trip in Uzbekistan. I believe we paid in USD at all our hotels and hostels. We didn't really ask for paying in Som though; we brought plenty of dollars so it didn't really matter much to us.
by BartNL
Wed May 17, 2017 5:55 pm
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Uzbekistan visa on arrival: questions and reports
Replies: 49
Views: 15239

Re: Uzbekistan visa on arrival: questions and reports

Hey! We flew into Tashkent from Helsinki, with a 5 hour lay-over in Moscow. Finland doesn't have an Uzbek embassy, Russia does, obviously. We got our LOIs which clearly stated that we'd pick the visa up at Tashkent airport, I think this is crucial. Once we arrived (May 12, 2017), the visa booth (jus...
by BartNL
Tue May 09, 2017 4:17 pm
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Karkara valley (Kegen – Tup/Kensu) border
Replies: 69
Views: 33681

Re: Karkara valley (Kegen – Tup/Kensu) border

I have the same question as Dorothea, although we'll be passing it one week later! When is the Kegen border crossing expected to be open? Also I got an offer from a Karakol tour operator to arrange a taxi from the border to Karakol for 2 persons for $60, which seems pricey to me. Is this a fair pric...
by BartNL
Tue Apr 18, 2017 11:33 am
Forum: Kyrgyzstan
Topic: Hiking and trekking in Kyrgyzstan end May / begin June
Replies: 3
Views: 2468

Re: Hiking and trekking in Kyrgyzstan end May / begin June

Thanks for the info, bwv812. Good point that it might be wise to arrange some tour / hike already beforehand in order not to waste time since we only have limited days there. I've seen the Lake Ala-kul & Altyn Arashan trek you linked, and I'd love to do that, I was just wondering if it will be possi...
by BartNL
Sat Apr 15, 2017 6:29 pm
Forum: Kyrgyzstan
Topic: Hiking and trekking in Kyrgyzstan end May / begin June
Replies: 3
Views: 2468

Hiking and trekking in Kyrgyzstan end May / begin June

Hey! Me (Bart) and my girlfriend (Maria) have a trip planned going from Uzbekistan, through Kazakhstan to Kyrgyzstan where we'll arrive in Karakol on May 27 this year. We won't book anything yet but the rough itinerary is to spend a couple of days in the mountains surrounding Karakol, then probably ...