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by dan6681
Mon Oct 23, 2017 1:00 pm
Forum: Uzbekistan
Topic: Where to exchange Uzbek sum outside Uzbekistan?
Replies: 2
Views: 1336

Where to exchange Uzbek sum outside Uzbekistan?

I had a hostel owner that bought UZS back from me in USD. The commission was around 10%, but at the time I was worried I wouldn't be able to get rid of it. However on the train from Tashkent to Almaty I was able to change UZS to Tenge at less than 1%. So in the end I would have been better off waiti...
by dan6681
Mon Oct 23, 2017 12:51 pm
Forum: Kazakhstan
Topic: Kazakhstan registration Q&A
Replies: 37
Views: 17252

Re: Registration Kazakhstan not required anymore?

Arrived via train from Tashkent. This time I got two stamps (previously I received only one coming in from Novosibirsk). Exited via the train from Almaty to Urumqi more than 5 days later with no problem. Did not need to register with the migration police. I am comfortable to say that there is no nee...
by dan6681
Mon Oct 16, 2017 9:11 am
Forum: Uzbekistan
Topic: Uzbek sum exchange rates
Replies: 105
Views: 53762

Re: Uzbek sum exchange rates

Can I exchange som back to dollars? I have a certificate that seems to say I can? Has anyone done this?
by dan6681
Sun Oct 01, 2017 11:58 am
Forum: Kazakhstan
Topic: Kazakhstan registration Q&A
Replies: 37
Views: 17252

Re: Registration Kazakhstan not required anymore?

Everything went fine on exit. I took the Almaty - Tashkent train after staying in Kazakhstan for about 6 days.

As a data point someone in the military came around and asked if everything was ok with my interaction with the border guard. It almost felt like he wanted customer feedback :-).
by dan6681
Thu Sep 28, 2017 11:17 am
Forum: Kazakhstan
Topic: Kazakhstan registration Q&A
Replies: 37
Views: 17252

Re: Registration Kazakhstan not required anymore?

I went to the OVIR in Almaty today. They refused to register me. I only have one stamp on my migration card, which I guess is normal if you enter overland? (fingers crossed) I'll update the thread here when I leave. On a side note I also emailed the Kazakh Embassy in the US. They said US Citizens on...
by dan6681
Sat Aug 12, 2017 7:08 am
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Train Novosibirsk to Almaty
Replies: 1
Views: 1619

Train Novosibirsk to Almaty

I'm wondering a few things about this train's crossing into Kazakhstan. Do you know which crossing it uses? Is the crossing international? Anyone have experience with how long it takes and the timing?

Timtable:
https://www.tutu.travel/poezda/view_d.p ... 24.09.2017