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by Tsikoudia
Sat Sep 02, 2017 5:44 am
Forum: Kyrgyzstan
Topic: Sary Tash guesthouse reviews
Replies: 4
Views: 3797

Re: WARNING: Sary Tash dodgy guesthouse

Bad experience and thanks for the warning.

But you leaft that amount of $ in your room, unattended?

My stash never leaves my side.
by Tsikoudia
Sat Sep 02, 2017 5:37 am
Forum: Tajikistan
Topic: Trekking from Langar to Ishkashim, possible?
Replies: 2
Views: 1699

Re: Trekking from Langar to Ishkashim, possible?

Myself and a friend did a combo of public transport and hikes in that area, up to Langar, so I don't see why not. We did hikes up in the hills (rocky dusty smashed cliffs, to be more accurate) around Zong, and the inter-village trail seemed it would go perhaps even to Langar, following a water chann...
by Tsikoudia
Wed Aug 30, 2017 6:25 pm
Forum: Uzbekistan
Topic: Uzbek sum exchange rates
Replies: 105
Views: 54855

Re: Uzbek sum exchange rates

On the 24th (August) I was being told 7800 for US$.

Next day it dropped to 7600.

I changed a load at that rate.

I keep hearing it has been dropping since?
by Tsikoudia
Wed Aug 30, 2017 6:19 pm
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Imigration card scam...
Replies: 14
Views: 6545

Re: Imigration card scam...

Coming back as promised to say that I crossed into Uzbekistan at Oybek after, and yes it wasn't even mentioned when leaving Tajikistan. Who do I contact to get that past info removed (or amended, to make it not sound like an essential thing to get) on the page I read it on? Otherwise it will only al...
by Tsikoudia
Wed Aug 30, 2017 6:13 pm
Forum: Uzbekistan
Topic: Samarkand Registan Guards Scam
Replies: 1
Views: 1425

Re: Samarkand Registan Guards Scam

Yes this festival is a pain for visitors. I arrived in town on a mid afternoon and took my time resting on the understanding the site closes around 8pm. Around 16:30 I headed out to see very little activity going on there but a wall of guards at every entrance. I was told it was from 11-4pm only. In...
by Tsikoudia
Mon Aug 21, 2017 1:26 pm
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Imigration card scam...
Replies: 14
Views: 6545

Re: Imigration card scam...

Many thanks, Tomas and Hamish.

If I encounter issues about it at Oybek, I'll inform the forum.
by Tsikoudia
Mon Aug 21, 2017 8:47 am
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Imigration card scam...
Replies: 14
Views: 6545

Re: Imigration card scam...

I seek updates on this. I (nor anybody in the group of 6 or so travellers who hired our jeep to Murhab from Osh) didn't receive any immigration card at Kyzl-Art border and will be crossing into Uzbekistan via Oykbek in a day or two, to now read about this. I only have my border entry stamps and entr...
by Tsikoudia
Thu Aug 10, 2017 4:51 pm
Forum: Outdoor adventures
Topic: Camping gas/fuel in Dushanbe Q&A
Replies: 15
Views: 3029

Re: Trangia burner fuels in Dushanbe?

I can't speak for Dushanbe but managed to get 100ml of 95% "Spirit" (basically, Ethyl-alcohol) in a pharmacy in far flung Murgab, easily enough. 6 Som, to use in my Caldera Cone so Pharmacies are probably your best bet. It's 95% but burns less hot than others I've used with that percentage so there ...