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by ejcraft
Fri Aug 31, 2018 1:11 am
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Tashkent (UZ) to Khujand (Tajik.) by bus
Replies: 7
Views: 2931

Re: Tashkent (UZ) to Khujand (Tajik.) by bus

When everything was sorted out, I wanted to give the taxi driver $10, but he would not take it and took only $3. Tajikistan is the 50th country I travelled to and I have never seen that before. I cannot guarantee it will happen to you, but that give you an idea of how nice the people of Central Asi...
by ejcraft
Sat Aug 25, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: Uzbekistan
Topic: Mistake on Uzbekistan Visa
Replies: 1
Views: 422

Re: Mistake on Uzbekistan Visa

My best advice is not to worry about it, and hope the guards don’t notice either. And worst case scenario and they call you out on it, just explain the mistake and they should be understanding. Another traveller I met in Uzbekistan last month showed me his sticker visa which the embassy printed with...
by ejcraft
Fri Jul 13, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Penjikent Border Crossing Reports
Replies: 54
Views: 20671

Re: Penjikent Border Crossing Reports

Figured I’d write a report about my recent crossing of the Penjikent border on my trip from Samarkand to Dushanbe. It’s much of the same of what’s already been said here, with a few key quirky differences. Started out from the Registan just before 9:00 a.m., and I could not for the life of me find w...
by ejcraft
Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: Trains
Topic: Aktau to Nukus by train
Replies: 18
Views: 4215

Re: Aktau to Nukus by train

Ah, I misread this as going from Nukus to Aktau, not the reverse. It’s true that there are not daily trains from Urgench/Nukus in this direction, though I’ve heard it’s possible to catch a daily overnight to/from Kungrad, about 90 minutes east of Nukus. But again, if your timing is right with that l...
by ejcraft
Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: Uzbekistan
Topic: Hotel payment only in US dollar?
Replies: 19
Views: 7212

Re: Hotel payment only in US dollar?

Som or dollars are both accepted at that day’s exchange rate, at least in the hotels I stayed at in Samarkand, Bukhara, Khiva and Nukus.
by ejcraft
Mon Jul 09, 2018 5:56 am
Forum: Trains
Topic: Aktau to Nukus by train
Replies: 18
Views: 4215

Re: Aktau to Nukus by train

There is no direct train currently running to Aktau, you must change in Beyneu. Aktau-Beyneu runs frequently though, should be able to be arranged with a connection of a few hours max. Keep in mind that border control happens at Karakalpakia (UZ) and Beyneu (KZ), so allow at least an hour to clear i...
by ejcraft
Mon Jul 09, 2018 4:49 am
Forum: Uzbekistan
Topic: day trip from Nukus to Moynaq
Replies: 1
Views: 685

Re: day trip from Nukus to Moynaq

I just did this trip, organized by my hotel, the Jipek Joli . They originally quoted me $70, but I negotiated down to $50 which included a driver/guide who spoke basic English, a modern car with air conditioning and a few stops at some other ancient Karakalpak sights on the way back from Moynaq. Gre...
by ejcraft
Wed Jun 27, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Trains
Topic: Train from Volgograd to Khiva/Nukus/Urgench, Uzbekistan, running October 2017?
Replies: 3
Views: 1906

Re: Train from Volgograd to Khiva/Nukus/Urgench, Uzbekistan, running October 2017?

Might as well answer my own question. This train appears to run only once a week now (according to the ticket seller in Volgograd), on Saturdays. Volgograd —> Nukus is 5700 rub. for platzkart, 9800 for kupe. Leaves Volgograd-1 at 19:59, arrive in Nukus two days later at 12:57.
by ejcraft
Tue Jun 26, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: Uzbekistan
Topic: Passenger customs declaration for Uzbekistan
Replies: 5
Views: 1359

Re: Passenger customs declaration for Uzbekistan

Is it also true that the currency declaration has been abolished? I will be taking the train from Volgograd to Nukus this weekend and I’ve read that this particular KZ-UZ border crossing is famous for not giving out the declaration form... which gets you in trouble later. Any advice is appreciated!
by ejcraft
Tue May 08, 2018 1:23 am
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Uzbekistan Embassy Report: Washington D.C.
Replies: 7
Views: 4357

Re: Uzbekistan Embassy Report: Washington D.C.

There is no computerized bank transfer necessary when ordering this visa. Your bank should simply make a money order for the described amount, similar to a cheque, payable to the Embassy of Uzbekistan, which a staff member will cash in person. There are some Canadian examples here: https://www.uzbek...

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