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by robert
Tue May 26, 2020 9:30 pm
Forum: Kyrgyzstan
Topic: Detailed map of Son kol
Replies: 5
Views: 1103

Re: Detailed map of Son kol

Old soviet military maps are also always a good option. They might be outdated, but they have a high resolution and some things haven't changed ;)

Here's a link to Song Kul area.
by robert
Tue May 26, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: Kyrgyzstan
Topic: Extending Vehicle Import Permit because of COVID-19
Replies: 2
Views: 361

Re: Extending Vehicle Import Permit because of COVID-19

I'd get in contact with Oibek (http://centralasiacarrental.com/contacts/), he might be able to help you. We were in a similar situation and he told us he might be able to do something, but in the end we managed to move the car in time.
by robert
Tue May 26, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: Cars and motorbikes
Topic: Long-term vehicle storage in Kyrgyzstan: Parking space reports
Replies: 7
Views: 2538

Re: Long-term vehicle storage in Kyrgyzstan: Parking space reports

I think it really depends on how long you're going to park your car, so I'd just call or text them and ask them.
by robert
Fri Jul 19, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Trains
Topic: Turkmenistan train schedule
Replies: 1
Views: 1649

Re: Turkmenistan train schedule

Where did you see that train 14 is "additional"?
by robert
Fri Jul 19, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: Trains
Topic: Train in Turkmenistan Q&A
Replies: 19
Views: 7820

Re: Train in Turkmenistan Q&A

Apparently you need a Turkmen cell phone number to book a train online – there is a mandatory field for phone number with a fixed country code "+993". Furthermore, it only offers Platzkart and Kupe, whereas on the counter we could buy tickets for Deluxe (2 beds per compartment). Also, the timetable ...
by robert
Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Turkmenistan
Topic: Cheap accommodation for Turkmenistan: Q&A
Replies: 24
Views: 11844

Re: Cheap accommodation for Turkmenistan: Q&A

Hotel "Shabat" in Dashoguz : 70 TMT per person in a regular room, or 120 TMT in a Deluxe room. It's basically a run-down ex-Soviet hotel, but good value for the price (hot shower, at least in one of the rooms we had; no A/C or wifi). Restaurant "Oguz" across the street has free Wifi and decent food...
by robert
Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: Turkmenistan
Topic: Q&A: Door to Hell
Replies: 88
Views: 28998

Re: Q&A: Door to Hell

Here's how we visited Derveze: We crossed the border at Konye Urgench (from Uzbekistan), then went to Dashoguz. In Dashoguz, we first bought train tickets for the night train from Dashoguz to Ashgabat. There's two trains per night. Tickets were 101 TMT per person in first class (2 beds per compartme...
by robert
Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: Turkmenistan
Topic: Turkmen manat black market exchange rates
Replies: 54
Views: 24733

Re: Turkmen manat black market exchange rates

I asked in the Bazar in Nukus (Uzbekistan) to buy TMT, they offered 1€ = 5 TMT.

In Turkmenistan, we were offered 1$ = 17,4 TMT in Konye Urgench, and 1$ = 17,5 TMT in Dashoguz.
by robert
Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Turkmenistan
Topic: Turkmenistan transit visa poll
Replies: 81
Views: 45364

Re: Turkmenistan transit visa poll

The Frankfurt consulate also changed the forms on their website in May. The new ones have a QR code at the end.
by robert
Sun May 05, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: Cars and motorbikes
Topic: Uzebekistan long-term car/motorbike parking
Replies: 5
Views: 1515

Re: Uzebekistan long-term car/motorbike parking

Just a hint to another thread : On Uzbek side we had an interesting situation: we didn't give the car documents to the border post, and he didn't ask for them. It took him very long, he had a phone call and discussions with his colleagues, but he didn't talk to us about it. In the end, they let us g...