Search found 5 matches

by Hefbot
Thu Apr 05, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Itineraries & trip reports
Topic: Uzbekistan currency conversion on weekend
Replies: 1
Views: 674

Uzbekistan currency conversion on weekend

Hi, I arrive into Tashkent on a Saturday morning. I've read on the website that banks are now the place to exchange money - which is great except that banks shut and black-marketeers don't! Will a currency exchange be open on Saturday when I arrive? Do third-party (non-bank) exchanges exist? If the ...
by Hefbot
Fri Oct 20, 2017 8:38 am
Forum: Kazakhstan
Topic: Taxis or drivers in central Kazakhstan
Replies: 5
Views: 1887

Re: Taxis or drivers in central Kazakhstan

Hi thanks for the reply, Yes I have asked them and they have given me information for getting from Karaganda to to the village. It’s really what to do from there. At worst I could go back to Karaganda and get a train all the way to Almaty. Was just trying to do something more interesting and the roa...
by Hefbot
Thu Oct 19, 2017 10:37 pm
Forum: Kazakhstan
Topic: Taxis or drivers in central Kazakhstan
Replies: 5
Views: 1887

Taxis or drivers in central Kazakhstan

I’m thinking of going to Shabanbai Bi Eco-village in the Kyzylarai area north of Lake Balkhash. I will be travelling south from Astana. Will I be able to hire a driver(s) to go to Almaty for 7 people from Shabanbai Bi? I saw that the closest direct train goes from Moyynty, but takes about 12 hours i...
by Hefbot
Sun Sep 03, 2017 12:51 pm
Forum: Itineraries & trip reports
Topic: Taking a large group to Central Asia - can it be done?
Replies: 4
Views: 2001

Re: Taking a large group to Central Asia - can it be done?

Thank you bwv812 - great to get a reply (and a positive one at that). Your point about being able to fill up cars etc is good and I will be very transparent with my family about living conditions. One follow up question: do you think there will be enough home-stays along the Pamir highway for 7 peop...
by Hefbot
Tue Aug 29, 2017 11:15 am
Forum: Itineraries & trip reports
Topic: Taking a large group to Central Asia - can it be done?
Replies: 4
Views: 2001

Taking a large group to Central Asia - can it be done?

I am planning a 30th birthday trip to the Central Asia republics (Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan); several of my relatives have expressed an interest in going which means that I could have as many as 7 people including myself going. Does anyone have any experience travelling in th...

Go to advanced search