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by sebhoff
Wed Feb 28, 2024 2:12 pm
Forum: Turkmenistan
Topic: Cheap flights to Central Asia
Replies: 2
Views: 1917

Re: Cheap flights to Central Asia

It's also worth signing up to the Pegasus newsletter. Every few months, they seem to have a massive sale, and they have several destinations in the Stans. Next week, I'm flying from Dortmund to Osh - one-way for a basic price of 72€. I then added a piece of luggage, reserved a seat, ordered a sandwi...
by sebhoff
Tue Feb 27, 2024 8:57 pm
Forum: Tajikistan
Topic: Tajik visa on the border?
Replies: 2
Views: 157

Re: Tajik visa on the border?

Most Europeans don’t need a visa for 30 days. If you have one of these passports, just turn up at the border.
Other than that, this should help: https://caravanistan.com/visa/tajikistan/
by sebhoff
Wed Feb 21, 2024 9:05 am
Forum: General
Topic: "Recent topics": why doesn't mine show up there?
Replies: 2
Views: 155

Re: "Recent topics": why doesn't mine show up there?

Are you logged in with your username? It doesn't show your own posts (and the ones you have looked at before, even though they are still recent)... Have a look using a browser that isn't logged in - your post does show up under "Recent topics" there...
by sebhoff
Mon Feb 12, 2024 7:09 pm
Forum: Uzbekistan
Topic: Are Paracetamol, Ibuprofen and Imodium legal?
Replies: 4
Views: 406

Re: Are Paracetamol, Ibuprofen and Imodium legal?

I don't know whether the list is fully up-to-date, but here's the kind of medication you would need to worry about: https://www.advantour.com/img/uzbekista ... s_list.pdf
by sebhoff
Mon Feb 12, 2024 10:23 am
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Irkeshtam Pass: Kyrgyzstan (Osh - Sary Tash) to China (Kashgar)
Replies: 67
Views: 28043

Re: Irkeshtam Pass: Kyrgyzstan (Osh - Sary Tash) to China (Kashgar)

OK - I've now found out that Shamurat (the driver recommended by rolz86 three posts up) runs the SarySoul Mountainlodge (https://sarysoul.com) in Sary Tash. So I've now decided to leave Osh the day before and spend a night in Sary Tash. He's also confirmed that he will provide transfer to the last K...
by sebhoff
Tue Feb 06, 2024 11:02 am
Forum: Kyrgyzstan
Topic: Sary Mogol: questions and experiences
Replies: 16
Views: 4418

Re: Sary Mogol: questions and experiences

I'm planning to cross the Irkeshtam Pass to Kashgar on 14 March and am currently considering whether I should stay the night before in Sary Mogol rather than having to leave extremely early in the morning from Osh. I've read the (mostly) bad reviews about CBT Sary Mogol and would therefore like to a...
by sebhoff
Fri Feb 02, 2024 2:07 pm
Forum: China
Topic: Reach Kashgar from Kyrgyzstan or Kazakhstan
Replies: 3
Views: 430

Re: Reach Kashgar from Kyrgyzstan or Kazakhstan

I will be doing this on 14th March from Osh via the Irkeshtam Pass, probably by private taxi transfer to the last Kyrgyz control post and then (hopefully) with shared taxis on the Chinese side. There is supposed to be a (weekly) bus, but it (probably) doesn't run in winter. I'll update the relevant ...
by sebhoff
Wed Jan 31, 2024 10:32 am
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Travel in Chechnya & Dagestan: is it safe?
Replies: 35
Views: 13729

Re: Travel in Chechnya & Dagestan: is it safe?

Can we stop this now, please, and get back to exchanging relevant information?! ;-)
by sebhoff
Wed Jan 31, 2024 7:59 am
Forum: Uzbekistan
Topic: Itinerary Advice and Questions
Replies: 4
Views: 524

Re: Itinerary Advice and Questions

No - these trains won't cross any border. No - you will have no problems getting tickets for the night train to Khiva well in advance. All of the cities you mention are on the well-trodden tourist trail - you won't have any problems parting with your money (or exchanging it). And as bwv812 said, you...
by sebhoff
Mon Jan 29, 2024 8:45 am
Forum: Uzbekistan
Topic: Tajikistan or Kazakhstan after Uzbekistan?
Replies: 13
Views: 842

Re: Tajikistan or Kazakhstan after Uzbekistan?

Or stay in Uzbekistan and visit Nukus (the Savitsky Museum), or Termez, or the Fergana Valley. Plenty of things to see/do.