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by Milad
Tue Jan 07, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Abkhazia visa on arrival
Replies: 10
Views: 1750

Re: Abkhazia visa on arrival

The 8th of January is not a national holiday in Abkhazia according to the MFA, so it's probably open. Generally, Orthodox Christmas has only one holiday (7th of January), while "western" Christmas has two (25th and 26th of December).
by Milad
Tue Dec 31, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Uzbekistan
Topic: Uzbekistan to abolish foreigner registration from July 2020
Replies: 1
Views: 200

Uzbekistan to abolish foreigner registration from July 2020

The absurd counting of registration slips will finally come to an end: https://review.uz/ru/news/economy/v-uzb ... x243JSDXTQ (Link is in Russian)
by Milad
Fri Dec 20, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: Trains
Topic: Buying train tickets Uzbekistan - Tajikistan
Replies: 3
Views: 1292

Re: Buying train tickets Uzbekistan - Tajikistan

Thanks a lot for the report, so it seems like Tajik Railways finally sells tickets to Uzbekistan.
The official price is about half of that though*, so you probably were short-changed or otherwise tricked by the cashier.

* fellow train geeks can check this with poezd.rw.by
by Milad
Thu Nov 21, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Itineraries & trip reports
Topic: Early Planning Question (South Korea to Ukraine)
Replies: 2
Views: 138

Re: Early Planning Question (South Korea to Ukraine)

Or maybe alternative plans for starting the trip? A lot cheaper than getting it shipped through China will be taking the ferry to Vladivostok and driving it yourself, although this involves a lot of driving through the Russian Far East, which is not overly interesting (although Vladivostok is actua...
by Milad
Tue Nov 05, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: Trains
Topic: Slight problems booking Russian & Kazakh Trains, any help would be appreciated!
Replies: 2
Views: 191

Re: Slight problems booking Russian & Kazakh Trains, any help would be appreciated!

The international timetable change is at the second weekend in December (7th/8th this year). In theory, booking should have opened by now anyway, in practice, it's quite normal that the booking of trains in mid-December is delayed a bit (this applies to both the CIS and big parts of Europe). Just wa...
by Milad
Fri Oct 25, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: Uzbekistan
Topic: ATM situation in Uzbekistan
Replies: 52
Views: 10594

Re: ATM situation in Uzbekistan

Have they turned off the ATMs happily dispensing USD in the large international chain hotels in Tashkent and Samarkand? I could well imagine that they have an inofficial exception, since the new currency regulations are most probably not supposed to hit (wealthy) tourists and expats...
by Milad
Mon Oct 07, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: Trains
Topic: Uzbek Railways Website Q&A
Replies: 115
Views: 21795

Re: Uzbek Railways Website Q&A

Thank you for the information! Please note though, that What's annoying is that it used to be the only way to book these tickets within Uzbekistan as physical UTY service centers were unable to book them. Is not entirely correct. The UTY counters are technically able to book all CIS trains and will ...
by Milad
Thu Oct 03, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Passing to Abkhazia from Enguri Border
Replies: 38
Views: 13280

Re: Passing to Abkhazia from Enguri Border

Hi, thanks a lot for your report! Do you have a link to your source? I searched Google News in Russian and did not find anything.
by Milad
Fri Sep 27, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: Others
Topic: Saudi Arabia tourist visa
Replies: 13
Views: 3247

Re: Saudi Arabia tourist visa

They have launched a website for the tourist e-Visa. The price will be displayed only after you registered (which is weird, but their terms and conditions do quite clearly state that the price is variable). I have not yet tried registering. Eligible nationalities include most of Europe and a few oth...
by Milad
Sun Sep 15, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: Itineraries & trip reports
Topic: From India to Belgium without planes
Replies: 4
Views: 884

Re: From India to Belgium without planes

Well, south-western Pakistan is pretty dangerous with a serious risk of kidnapping (although quite a number of travellers go there, yes). Your best bet is probably going from Pakistan to Tajikistan through China via the Karakoram highway, this area of Pakistan is a lot safer (although no one can giv...

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