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by daftmovement
Sun Sep 10, 2017 3:55 pm
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Direct Bus Osh to Kashgar
Replies: 2
Views: 4617

Re: Direct Bus Osh to Kashgar

Found out the hard way! According to the bus station attendants in Osh, the direct bus between Kashgar/Osh has been discontinued since China has put restrictions on issuing visas to Kyrgyz nationals. I would expect that it's also discontinued from the Kashgar side too, but can't confirm. So the Wedn...
by daftmovement
Tue Aug 22, 2017 10:57 am
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Crossing Irkheshtam During Eid al Adha
Replies: 1
Views: 1281

Crossing Irkheshtam During Eid al Adha

I'm planning on crossing from Osh/Sary Tash to Kashgar around September 1 - 4 which happens to be during Eid al Adha. Are there any border closures at this time?
by daftmovement
Tue Aug 22, 2017 10:45 am
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Direct Bus Osh to Kashgar
Replies: 2
Views: 4617

Direct Bus Osh to Kashgar

Does anyone have experience taking the direct bus from Osh to Kashgar? Aside from cost differences, what can I expect from the direct bus vs. hacking together shared taxis, trucks, etc to cross to Kashgar?
by daftmovement
Wed Aug 16, 2017 6:52 pm
Forum: Uzbekistan
Topic: Samarkand Registan Guards Scam
Replies: 1
Views: 1425

Samarkand Registan Guards Scam

Just letting people visiting Samarkand know, currently there's a multi-day "Music Festival" of sorts at the Registan and they have signs posted saying hours are 11 am to 4 pm. However today I tried to enter at 3:30 pm and guards at the entrance said the site was "closed." Many people were turned awa...
by daftmovement
Wed Aug 16, 2017 6:31 pm
Forum: Uzbekistan
Topic: Uzbek sum exchange rates
Replies: 105
Views: 54854

Re: Uzbek sum exchange rates

Upon entering Uzbekistan everything I read indicated $1=~8,000 som, but immediately after I got here the rate dipped into the 7000s and yesterday it dropped to 6000s. The rate is picking back up, but everytime I try to show the money changer the going market rate using the website https://dollaruzb....
by daftmovement
Wed Aug 16, 2017 6:24 pm
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Shavat-Dashoguz border crossing report
Replies: 26
Views: 12160

Re: Shavat-Dashoguz border crossing report

Crossed the border a few days ago from Turkmenistan to Uzbekistan. Turkmen side luggage was searched and medication examined. Taxi bus across border supposedly costed 10 Manat according to the guard. The bus driver wanted 20 Manat, but I only had 10 Manat left to give. Uzbek border guards were reall...