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by Silvio
Wed Jun 06, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: Turkmenistan
Topic: Turkmen manat black market exchange rates
Replies: 54
Views: 21660

Re: Turkmen manat black market exchange rates

In april 2018 we got 15 Manat for 1 USD in Ashgabat.
by Silvio
Sun Apr 29, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: Turkmenistan
Topic: Bajgiran/Ashgabat border updates
Replies: 39
Views: 13937

Re: Bajgiran/Ashgabat border updates

We crossed the border Howdan/Gaudan-Bajgiran from Turkmenistan to Iran by foot/public transportation. From our hotel we took a taxi to a first border check around 18 km south of the city center. The taxi was 30 manat. There they checked our passports and we had to go into a bus. By bus we went the o...
by Silvio
Sun Apr 29, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Farap - Alat (TM - UZ) border crossing updates
Replies: 14
Views: 6250

Re: Farap - Alat (TM - UZ) border crossing updates

We crossed the border Alat-Farap from Uzbekistan to Turkmenistan by foot/public transportation. Our hostel in Buchara organised a taxi for us directly to the border. It was 100.000 som. We gave him 120.000 som. In front of the border we could change uzbek som and usdollar in turkmen manat. We knew t...
by Silvio
Sun Apr 29, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Turkmenistan
Topic: Cheap accommodation for Turkmenistan: Q&A
Replies: 24
Views: 10973

Re: Cheap accommodation for Turkmenistan: Q&A

In Mary we (2 persons) stayed at the hotel which was already mentioned by Peshwari. We payed 60 manat for a double room. Very good price. At first the guy asked for 300 manat. But finally we payed 60 manat without a lot of Negotiating ..... actually we dont know, why he reduced the price that much. ...
by Silvio
Fri Apr 06, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Uch Kurgan border crossing UZ-KG
Replies: 9
Views: 6166

Re: Uch Kurgan border crossing UZ-KG

Hello travellers, Hello Caravanistan Today we tried to cross the border from Kyrgyzstan to Uzbekistan. We wanted to use the border Uch-Kurgan (on the main road between Dostuk and Kyrgyskorgon on kyrgys side)... But it was closed. The road, which we thought is the border, was blocked by stones and fe...
by Silvio
Tue Mar 27, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: Kyrgyzstan
Topic: Yurt staying in march?
Replies: 1
Views: 763

Yurt staying in march?

Hello Me and my friend are in Kirgisistan right now. We will go to Issyk Kul the next days. But we would like to stay one or a few nights in a yurt. Do you know if this is already possible there? If yes, where exactly? Or is it still too early in the year? Are there other possible places? Thanks alr...
by Silvio
Sun Mar 25, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Khorgos border crossing Q&A (Almaty - Urumqi)
Replies: 64
Views: 21183

Re: Khorgos border crossing Q&A (Almaty - Urumqi)

Hello travellers We took the bus from Urumqi to Almaty. We had to wait a few days because the border was closed because of Nauruz holidays in Kasachstan. The bus leaves at 19:00. But we had to be there at 17:00. The bus driver wanted us to pay 50 yuan for each luggage in the trunk of the bus; additi...

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