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by guido
Mon Aug 27, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Kazakhstan
Topic: Southern Kazakhstan best route
Replies: 0
Views: 311

Southern Kazakhstan best route

. I arrived in Kazakhstan 24hrs ago or so, and I’ll be around for almost 4 weeks, including about 1 week or more in Kyrgyzstan (wng, and more). I think I’ll get back to Kazakhstan from Kyrgyzstan through talas/taraz (the other options is bishkek) and I plan to visit shimkent and turkistan, plus mayb...
by guido
Mon Aug 27, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Kazakhstan
Topic: updated infos about Aralsk?
Replies: 6
Views: 961

updated infos about Aralsk?

I was reading a few years old lonely planet, and talking about Aral lake they mentioned a Dam system (with a new Dam that was planned to be ready by 2016), and the hope that waters would reach Aralsk again by 2017. So what is the real situation now? How far is the lake from Aralsk? How interesting c...
by guido
Thu Aug 23, 2018 2:55 am
Forum: Kazakhstan
Topic: Trip via Almaty - Karkara - Karakol
Replies: 11
Views: 1784

Re: Trip via Almaty - Karkara - Karakol

I'll take advantage of this discussion to ask some more questions for my own trip now I'm getting a better picture of everything. I'm considering to go and sleep in Saty to vist the lakes. I'd like to know if this planing would be reasonable: * day 1: take the taxi at 7 am... and I think I'll be the...
by guido
Fri Aug 17, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Kazakhstan
Topic: Getting a SIM card in Kyrgyzstan
Replies: 3
Views: 1096

Re: SIM card

Yeah I imagined it would be better to get two sim cards, but I was hoping since the two countries share a lot it would be possible to find a better solution if not, just to avoid spending time looking for another sim card, anc changing it, etc. Thanks both of you, but especially Julia that is helpin...
by guido
Fri Aug 17, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Kazakhstan
Topic: Getting a SIM card in Kyrgyzstan
Replies: 3
Views: 1096

Getting a SIM card in Kyrgyzstan

I've read the dedicated page on the website, but the info seem to be a few years old and anyway I'm wondering if there's any card that could work as well in kyrgyzstan.. or anyway, which sim card do you suggest to get?

Thanks
by guido
Fri Aug 17, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Kazakhstan
Topic: Itinerary in Kazakhstan
Replies: 29
Views: 3094

Re: Itinerary in Kazakhstan

If you decide to go to Kolsay by yourself let me know. I'll explain how to get there without a tour. well, it would be nice to read your suggestions anyway, to weight the alternatives, (and they could be useful for somebody reading this topic in the future), so if you have some time and don't mind,...
by guido
Fri Aug 17, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: Kyrgyzstan
Topic: World Nomad Games 2018
Replies: 27
Views: 5481

Re: World Nomad Games 2018

I'm also interested to know if tickets are still available or anyway how to "plan" (one thing I'm understanding about the area is plans are useless :D ) to at least see something at the WNG. Another italian couchsurfing friend that was in the area at time of the first edition (withouth kno...
by guido
Fri Aug 17, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: Kyrgyzstan
Topic: Independence day in Bishkek
Replies: 1
Views: 494

Independence day in Bishkek

Any suggestions where to go on the 31st for the independence day?

There will be interesting events around the city?

Thanks!
by guido
Fri Aug 17, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: Kazakhstan
Topic: Itinerary in Kazakhstan
Replies: 29
Views: 3094

Re: Itinerary in Kazakhstan

I'm not a fan of organized tours to be honest... and not (only) for the price. :\ I'll be in Issyk Kul (precisely in Cholpon-Ata) for the World Nomad Games (or at least that's the plan), after that I'd go to Karakol and probably around the lake on the south road (would it be possible to reach the wa...
by guido
Fri Aug 17, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: Kazakhstan
Topic: Itinerary in Kazakhstan
Replies: 29
Views: 3094

Re: Itinerary in Kazakhstan

From your initial itinery you're going to spend from 5th to 17th in Kyrgyzstan. Around Son Kul you said. Oh no, I probably made a mess and didn't explain myself very well: that was the part I didn't have plans for! I wanted suggestions on what do to in that period! :D So far I have an idea what to ...

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