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by Wahlsted
Mon Jun 19, 2017 10:27 pm
Forum: Tajikistan
Topic: Train times in Tajikistan
Replies: 11
Views: 4371

Re: Train times in Tajikistan

I went there and checked, so now I can answer my own question. ;) According to what is posted at the station in Dushanbe the trains running (June 2017) in Tajikistan is: Long distance trains of little use for domestic travel (bookable through the “Express” system as in all CIS states, timetable and ...
by Wahlsted
Mon Jun 19, 2017 9:03 pm
Forum: Uzbekistan
Topic: Tashkent airport: reports and Q&A
Replies: 34
Views: 9376

Re: Tashkent airport: reports and Q&A

I departed on the evening flight from Tashkent to Moscow (last flight of the day at 19.00) a week ago, and here are my impressions of the international terminal: Chaotic drop-of since the originally designed/built one is fenced off, and the pick-up area is small to handle both arrivals and departure...
by Wahlsted
Mon Jun 19, 2017 7:36 pm
Forum: Uzbekistan
Topic: Uzbek sum exchange rates
Replies: 105
Views: 50707

Re: Uzbek sum exchange rates

Best rate achieved (two weeks ago) was 84.000 at a shop near the bazar in Samarkand. Otherwise between 80.000 and 82.000 in different cities first weeks in June.
by Wahlsted
Fri Jun 09, 2017 3:57 am
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Beshariq border crossing (Uzbekistan to Tajikistan, Fergana Valley)
Replies: 11
Views: 4617

Re: Beshariq border crossing (Uzbekistan to Tajikistan, Fergana Valley)

The border is closed! I wanted to cross the Beshariq border crossing yesterday on the way from Khunjad to Kokand. The taxi drivers we wanted to agree a price with tried to say that the border is closed. Then the manager(?) at nearby Grand hotel, who spoke English, helped us to call and confirmed tha...
by Wahlsted
Sat Apr 29, 2017 9:45 pm
Forum: Itineraries & trip reports
Topic: Driving around north side Caspian Sea
Replies: 5
Views: 3238

Re: Driving around north side Caspian Sea

Regarding Russian double entry transit visa; you can only get maximum one month from first entry to last exit. Perhaps an issue if you are driving around?
by Wahlsted
Tue Apr 04, 2017 8:20 am
Forum: Trains
Topic: Travel agent for Urumqi-Almaty train ticket
Replies: 5
Views: 3211

Re: Travel agent for Urumqi-Almaty train ticket

I used Real Russia, who are reliable, to purchase the ticket in the other direction (Almaty - Ürümch) in May last year. Im not sure if they can sell it in the other direction though. But ask, they also send you the ticket (printed in Moscow) in advance if you like. I checked around a year ago, and t...
by Wahlsted
Sun Mar 12, 2017 12:00 am
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Russian visa: month long visa processing for UK citizens? no express service?
Replies: 6
Views: 2261

Re: Russian visa: month long visa processing for UK citizens? no express service?

There is indeed Russian transit visas for overland travel, up to 10 days if I remember right. If traveling by train you get the actual time needed according to the train tickets (you need to show a copy of them). I put in an extra recovery/catch-up-in-case-of day in Moscow and got away with that wit...
by Wahlsted
Thu Mar 02, 2017 10:21 pm
Forum: Uzbekistan
Topic: Nukus to Jizzakh to Tashkent train
Replies: 1
Views: 1308

Re: Nukus to Jizzakh to Tashkent train

On that date (15/4) there is one train 14.32 fron Nukus arriving Navoi 02.51 and another that makes the detour fourth and back to Urgench leaving 13.24 from Nukus arriving Navoi 06.13 (Saratov-Tashkent train, dont show up in the Uzbek online booking). Note that nether ot those trains runs evry day. ...
by Wahlsted
Wed Feb 15, 2017 9:46 pm
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Uzbekistan visa - how long in advance can we apply
Replies: 5
Views: 2536

Re: Uzbekistan visa - how long in advance can we apply

To be sure I have understood it correctly;
One can apply 3 months before the first day the visa is valid/arrival to Uzbekistan?

In contradiction, for Turkmenistan visa one can apply first 3 months before the last day visa is valid/exit from Turkmenistan?

Or have I misunderstood something?
by Wahlsted
Fri Feb 10, 2017 12:13 pm
Forum: Tajikistan
Topic: Train times in Tajikistan
Replies: 11
Views: 4371

Train times in Tajikistan

Does anyone know about timetables/departure times for domestic trains in Tajikistan? I have searched but found more or less nothing. The international trains Moscow - Dushanbe (3/week) and Moscow - Khundjad (1/week) that still runs are searchable at rzd.ru or tutu.travel (they don't stop in Uzbekist...

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