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by Milad
Sun Sep 15, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: Itineraries & trip reports
Topic: From India to Belgium without planes
Replies: 1
Views: 25

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...
by Milad
Wed Sep 11, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Trains
Topic: Uzbek Railways Website Q&A
Replies: 100
Views: 15885

Re: Uzbek Railways Website Q&A

This sounds really weird but the website seemingly doesn’t like Australians. I booked a ticket for my girlfriend with New Zealand as the country of issue, worked fine. Couldn’t book any of the tickets I needed with my details, tried changing everything, finally worked when I changed my country of i...
by Milad
Tue Sep 10, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Trains
Topic: Uzbek Railways Website Q&A
Replies: 100
Views: 15885

Re: Uzbek Railways Website Q&A

Yes, as long as it's an "real" e-Ticket and not a coupon to pick up a paper ticket at a Russian train station. When booking online with RZD, just check if it indicates that you have to pick it up in Russia. Sometimes, rzd.ru is half Russian even if turned to English. In this picture, ticke...
by Milad
Sun Sep 08, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: Trains
Topic: Uzbek Railways Website Q&A
Replies: 100
Views: 15885

Re: Uzbek Railways Website Q&A

The obvious way to book a ticket is the ticket counter. If you are passing through any other CIS country except Turkmenistan, you can buy tickets for Uzbekistan there as well at the counter, this might be a bit more expensive though. You can also book some Uzbek trains online with Russian Railways p...
by Milad
Wed Sep 04, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Trains
Topic: Train Moscow to Tashkent
Replies: 3
Views: 2763

Re: Train Moscow to Tashkent

Thanks for your report. Two notes: not sure if the free tea would be the case in other classes of travel It wouldn't. However, hot water is free in all classes and tea still very cheap (don't know exactly, certainly less than 0.5 USD) I'm still unclear whether it is illegal to drink in your cabin in...
by Milad
Sun Sep 01, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: Others
Topic: Visiting Georgia after Abkhazia
Replies: 9
Views: 2563

Re: Visiting Georgia after Abkhazia

The Abkhazians and Russians will not stop you from leaving at the other border point (although they might do so if you try Russia - Abkhazia - Georgia to avoid you bring thrown in jail). However, it might not be a good idea since you will probably have trouble when re-entering Georgia. Also note tha...
by Milad
Sun Sep 01, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Trains
Topic: New Railway Baku-Tiblisi-Kars (Turkey)
Replies: 29
Views: 11360

Re: New Railway Baku-Tiblisi-Kars (Turkey)

It was no joke ;)

Current situation: The railway company says they're ready to start at any time but Turkish and Georgian customs and passport control are not. They estimate that they will be ready in October, but I will not make any guesses about the reliability of such estimations anymore.
by Milad
Sun Aug 25, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: Others
Topic: Visiting Georgia after Abkhazia
Replies: 9
Views: 2563

Re: Visiting Georgia after Abkhazia

The border point KPP Ingur is currently closed. If it should reopen, the route is doable for you, but you might run into trouble when re-entering Georgia. Some sources suggest that CIS nationals aren't allowed to cross at Ingur at all (by the Georgians). Although Ukraine has recently left the CIS, I...
by Milad
Thu Aug 22, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Kazakhstan
Topic: Need advice for trains between Moscow, Almaty, and Urumqi
Replies: 6
Views: 268

Re: Need advice for trains between Moscow, Almaty, and Urumqi

Dec 14/15 is the weekend of the big yearly international timetable change, meaning that I (and neither anyone else) won't be able to tell you what train connection you should take before approx. mid-October (when the new schedule is released) for a journey after this date. The language you use pass....
by Milad
Thu Aug 22, 2019 8:34 am
Forum: Kazakhstan
Topic: Need advice for trains between Moscow, Almaty, and Urumqi
Replies: 6
Views: 268

Re: Need advice for trains between Moscow, Almaty, and Urumqi

I always use pass.rzd.ru, the official website of Russian Railways. The direct train Moscow-Almaty has indeed been cancelled a few years ago, change in Nur-Sultan or Petropavlovsk. This page might not find the train to Urumqi though, however I'm unsure what's the best way to book this one as I neve...

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