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by thl989
Sun Jun 23, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Kazakhstan
Topic: Weekly house rental in Almaty - deposits?
Replies: 7
Views: 439

Re: Weekly house rental in Almaty - deposits?

I meant if you could kick the staff out and ask the hostel to rent the whole property. The reason is because most housing here is in apartment blocks, and hostels may be more likely to have some kind of larger common or outdoor area. I'm not sure where you would find a house unfortunately, hopefully...
by thl989
Sun Jun 23, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Kazakhstan
Topic: Weekly house rental in Almaty - deposits?
Replies: 7
Views: 439

Re: Weekly house rental in Almaty - deposits?

I wonder if you could take over a small hostel, there seems to be an overabundance of them maybe one without any bookings for the time period you're looking at.
by thl989
Sun Jun 23, 2019 2:44 am
Forum: Tajikistan
Topic: Recommendations: Samarkand -> Panjakent -> Dushanbe!
Replies: 3
Views: 336

Re: Recommendations: Samarkand -> Panjakent -> Dushanbe!

The share taxi to the lakes leaves in the afternoon, plus getting there in one day already involves a long day (from Samarkand, across the border, etc.). You can do it if you hire your own transport to the lake. Alternatively you can take the share taxi in the afternoon, spend the night at the lake,...
by thl989
Sat Jun 22, 2019 6:46 am
Forum: Outdoor adventures
Topic: Heights of Alay trek Q&A
Replies: 7
Views: 776

Re: Heights of Alay trek Q&A

Can I get way with not bringing a tent and sleeping bag on the 6-day trek? Debating doing this after nearly a month in Uzbekistan and would rather not haul it around. Are there enough yurts and homestays along the way? I see some indicated on the GPS tracks but still some gaps.
by thl989
Wed Jun 19, 2019 6:19 am
Forum: Buy/sell bicycle (gear)
Topic: Bikepacking MTB (2) available, XL and S - Almaty
Replies: 0
Views: 286

Bikepacking MTB (2) available, XL and S - Almaty

Both bikes have been serviced and are in great condition. High quality, modern components. Included are spare chain(s), tube(s), pump (if buying both bikes), derailleur cable, brake pad(s), chain lube. The Cannondale's derailleur hanger is available locally in Almaty, if you want a spare for the Kon...
by thl989
Wed Jun 19, 2019 4:25 am
Forum: Trains
Topic: Hitchhiking vs. marshrutka in Kazakhstan
Replies: 3
Views: 1834

Re: Hitchhiking vs. marshrutka in Kazakhstan

Realize this is old but just want to revive the topic. I've started to notice that marshrutkas are mostly women and older people. It seems as if hitchhiking is a preferred method of travel for long distances. And why wouldn't it be? No going to the bus station and waiting for the thing to fill up, a...
by thl989
Fri May 17, 2019 4:34 am
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Belarus Visa Free June 10 to July 10 in 2019
Replies: 23
Views: 2879

Re: Belarus Visa Free June 10 to July 10 in 2019

Timatic confirmed "BELARUS AND RUSSIAN FED., 15 May 2nd European Games: - From 20 May to 10 July 2019, participants and organizers of the 2nd European Games with an accreditation card will not require a visa to enter Belarus or the Russian Fed. They must depart no later than 10 July 2019. - Fro...
by thl989
Sun Apr 14, 2019 5:17 am
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Belarus Visa Free June 10 to July 10 in 2019
Replies: 23
Views: 2879

Re: Belarus Visa Free June 10 to July 10 in 2019

I hope we can get some clarity re: when and how Russia will allow visitors, as that prevents me from actually buying plane tickets and whatnot. I got a $10 ticket to a 3x3 basketball game, hope to fly in to Minsk and then have a trip through Russia after that. So far I have only seen confirmation fr...
by thl989
Sat Mar 30, 2019 2:14 am
Forum: Outdoor adventures
Topic: Sell your outdoor gear here
Replies: 10
Views: 3133

Re: Sell your outdoor gear here

Vaude Taurus II Tent - $109 Thule Versant 60L backpack (yellow, size adjustable) - $185 Petzl Corax climbing harness (never used) - $50 Petzl Panga helmet (never used) - $65 I live in Almaty so these items will be available indefinitely until sold +7 775 334 6117 Hey I'm interested in the tent hows...

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