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by Francesco1966
Sat Nov 04, 2023 6:47 pm
Forum: Tajikistan
Topic: From Almaty ---> Dushanbe ?
Replies: 6
Views: 1504

Re: From Almaty ---> Dushanbe ?

A few years ago (2017?) I took the Air Astana from Dushanbe to Almaty, and I paid about 100 €, so I would say that 250 € return is ok. Otherwise, if you have time try Almaty-Tashkent by train (either direct or with a stop in Chimkent), Tashkent-Samarkand by fast train and Samarkand-Dushanbe by bus. ...
by Francesco1966
Fri Oct 20, 2023 7:03 pm
Forum: Kazakhstan
Topic: Recommended hotel or hostel in Aktau and Aktobe?
Replies: 10
Views: 4426

Re: Recommended hotel or hostel in Aktau and Aktobe?

In 2019 I stayed in Zelenaya Hotel, which is a bit south of the center (but within walking distance of what to me looked like the main square) and rather close to the sea. I remember many portraits of Soviet era movie- and TV-stars hanging on the walls of the reception and of the stairways (it must ...
by Francesco1966
Sat Jul 02, 2022 8:42 am
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Armenia - Turkey border reopening Q&A
Replies: 16
Views: 4355

Armenia - Turkey border reopening Q&A

Hi guys,
It looks like Armenia and Turkiye, in a tentative thaw, have decided to reopen a border crossing, albeit only for foreigners. Anyway, no date has been set.

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2022/7/1 ... -nationals
by Francesco1966
Fri May 27, 2022 7:06 pm
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Border Crossing Iran-Turkey: Esendere-Sero
Replies: 4
Views: 6168

Re: Border Crossing Iran-Turkey: Esendere-Sero

Hi, I crossed this border last week, Iran to Turkey. I used public transportation, and everything was quite smooth. In greater detail: 1) I took the night bus from Teheran (Beyhaghi/Argentina terminal) to Urmia, leaving at 20:00 and arriving in Urmia around 6:30. 2) Then I waited in the local bus st...
by Francesco1966
Fri Apr 29, 2022 9:48 pm
Forum: Iran
Topic: Iran coronavirus travel restrictions Q&A
Replies: 126
Views: 38032

Re: Iran coronavirus travel restrictions Q&A

Hi, does anybody know whether Iran plans to remove the PCR requirement for vaccinated people?
by Francesco1966
Sat Apr 16, 2022 8:34 pm
Forum: Trains
Topic: Tashkent - Almaty train Q&A
Replies: 17
Views: 20446

Re: Almaty - Tashkent Train

It seems that it was due to restart on April 1st, but then KZ decided to wait until May 1st: let's hope! https://kun.uz/en/news/2022/03/25/uzbekistan-railways-to-launch-almaty-tashkent-almaty-fast-trains https://kun.uz/en/news/2022/03/31/resumption-of-passenger-train-service-between-uzbekistan-and-k...