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by AreWeThereYet?
Fri Jun 12, 2020 5:32 am
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Coronavirus border closures & re-openings
Replies: 243
Views: 33690

Re: Coronavirus border closures & re-openings

A good place to check is IATA's travel document repository: https://www.iatatravelcentre.com/international-travel-document-news/1580226297.htm Mind you, it tells you what states are doing right now, less what they are planning to do. But, having said that, the 'planning' part is such a mess that, in...
by AreWeThereYet?
Sat Jun 06, 2020 5:58 am
Forum: Cars and motorbikes
Topic: Is Mercedes GL Class reliable to travel to Central Asia?
Replies: 3
Views: 127

Re: Is Mercedes GL Class reliable to travel to Central Asia?

I met two Germans in Dushanbe who drove an old German estate from Duisburg to Dushanbe and sold it there. They'd just finished a ride through the Pamirs, with the Sary Tash-Khorog leg done in one day as one got a very bad case of altitude sickness. They had a 2004 E-class estate (the one with googly...
by AreWeThereYet?
Wed May 06, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: How / what are you doing?
Replies: 10
Views: 581

Re: How / what are you doing?

Hey all! Like pretty much everyone I'm stuck at home. I'm lucky that my job is pretty secure for the time being, my industry is one of the few that isn't affected by this global craziness, so I've been working from home since mid-Feb, which isn't bad considering I hate my commute (London, TfL... eno...
by AreWeThereYet?
Sat May 02, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: Uzbekistan
Topic: Uzbekistan Airways official site?
Replies: 4
Views: 606

Re: Uzbekistan Airways official site?

I booked on an on-line travel agency (BudgetAir) and it all went fine. Mind you, there was no online check-in. Also worth mentioning that my experiences with Uzbekistan Airways have been, shall we say, dismal. On par with the old JAT in the early 2000s with the cabin crew smoking in the galley. Whe...
by AreWeThereYet?
Sat May 02, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: Uzbekistan
Topic: Meaning of this symbol?
Replies: 14
Views: 381

Re: Meaning of this symbol?

I loved how much the Turks fretted and flexed their muscles over in Kyrgyzstan during the WNG. Bishkek airport was filled with Turkish military planes and so was the small landing strip by the lake... But yet everyone I spoke with was telling me "Yeah yeah Turkey's cool and whatnot... but still we'd...
by AreWeThereYet?
Mon Apr 27, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: Uzbekistan
Topic: Meaning of this symbol?
Replies: 14
Views: 381

Re: Meaning of this symbol?

Thanks a lot Steven, unfortunately those suggested by Mazeno aren't available in English but I'll check out this one.
by AreWeThereYet?
Sat Apr 25, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: Uzbekistan
Topic: Meaning of this symbol?
Replies: 14
Views: 381

Re: Meaning of this symbol?

Thank you so much, Mazeno. Will check 'em out.
by AreWeThereYet?
Sat Apr 25, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: Uzbekistan
Topic: Meaning of this symbol?
Replies: 14
Views: 381

Re: Meaning of this symbol?

Really interesting, thanks!

It's intriguing, this 'social engineering' done by the Soviets. I was thinking about it when I was in Osh and tried to know more about it, but never quite managed to find anything relevant. Have you got any further reading that I could tap into? Thanks.
by AreWeThereYet?
Sat Apr 25, 2020 8:15 am
Forum: Uzbekistan
Topic: Meaning of this symbol?
Replies: 14
Views: 381

Re: Meaning of this symbol?

Thanks a lot Mazeno!

out of curiosity, what do you mean by "old, pre-soviet Kyrgyz"?
by AreWeThereYet?
Sat Apr 25, 2020 6:11 am
Forum: Uzbekistan
Topic: Uzbekistan Airways official site?
Replies: 4
Views: 606

Re: Uzbekistan Airways official site?

I booked on an on-line travel agency (BudgetAir) and it all went fine. Mind you, there was no online check-in.

Also worth mentioning that my experiences with Uzbekistan Airways have been, shall we say, dismal. On par with the old JAT in the early 2000s with the cabin crew smoking in the galley.