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by Julia
Tue Aug 13, 2019 4:41 am
Forum: Kyrgyzstan
Topic: Adjusting to the altitude before Song Kol trek
Replies: 4
Views: 100

Re: Adjusting to the altitude before Song Kol trek

Hi. Keep in mind that it's dry continental climate here. And usually people adjust to higher altitudes easier in dry climates. I don't know how reliable info I read but according to it altitude sickness can begin at about 1500 m for humid climate and 2500 - 3000 m for dry climate. Kochkor is much be...
by Julia
Sun Aug 04, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Kazakhstan
Topic: Taxi Astana airport report
Replies: 5
Views: 130

Re: Taxi Astana airport report

https://m.2gis.kz/nur_sultan/station/95 ... 27848%2F18

Three buses # 10, 12, 100 Express going to the city. Can check their routes on 2gis app or site.
But they don't operate at night.
by Julia
Fri Aug 02, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: Outdoor adventures
Topic: Buying a water filter in Almaty or Tashkent?
Replies: 5
Views: 111

Re: Buying a water filter in Almaty or Tashkent?

I called to a few sports shops and they didn't have any. Check sports/outdoor shops Outdoor center, Sport master, Kogan, etc. I asked around hikers in Almaty. One offered to sell Frontier Pro filter that he bought on-line but didn't use. Local hikers don't use filters much. If you don't find in the ...
by Julia
Fri Aug 02, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: Outdoor adventures
Topic: Buying a water filter in Almaty or Tashkent?
Replies: 5
Views: 111

Re: Buying a water filter in Almaty or Tashkent?

Hi

If you mean portable water filter for tourism it's hard to find them in Almaty. Or they'll be expensive.
We order things like that on-line.
Better buy from the Internet in advance.
by Julia
Fri Aug 02, 2019 7:52 am
Forum: Tajikistan
Topic: Homestays at Alauddin lake?
Replies: 5
Views: 131

Re: Homestays at Alauddin lake?

Hi. If you start from Artuch base camp it'll take 2 days to hike to Allaudin lakes. First day you hike to Kulikalon lakes (choose Kulikalon, Chukurak, Dushaha) and sleep near one of the lakes. And second day hike to Allaudin lake. At the end of September it'll be cold at nights. I'm not sure if summ...
by Julia
Wed Jul 31, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: Kazakhstan
Topic: ATMs in Kazakhstan
Replies: 4
Views: 147

Re: ATMs in Kazakhstan

Currently most local banks let you withdraw up to 100 000 tenge. Don't know any atms with higher limits. I think they could exist but so rare. If you have usd or uero you can bring cash and exchange it. Exchange rates are better at exchange offices than banks. Also, limits can be set by your card's ...
by Julia
Thu Jul 25, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Kazakhstan
Topic: Big Almaty Lake: experiences
Replies: 7
Views: 2268

Re: Big Almaty Lake: experiences

The rules for visiting Big Almaty lake are still the same.
The police just don't watch it all day and night. Sometimes you meet them, sometimes not.
Please don't forget to have your passport with you when go to that area.
by Julia
Sat Jul 20, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Kazakhstan
Topic: Kazhak government forcing users to install surveillance software?
Replies: 3
Views: 260

Re: Kazhak government forcing users to install surveillance software?

I'm in Kazakhstan. Internet works without that certificate. There are many rumors about the certificate. There is a link to a good article about it below. In Russian, but can use Google translate. In short, you don't have install it and you'll have Internet access without it. https://factcheck.kz/gl...
by Julia
Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: Tajikistan
Topic: Panjakent-Artuch Camp
Replies: 4
Views: 271

Re: Panjakent-Artuch Camp

Hi This can be not 100% accurate but anyway. Taxis and shared taxis wait near the bazaar/main mosque. The whole taxi to Artuch base camp is about 300 somoni. Shared taxis go to Yakkakhona village for about 15 somoni. From there hiking about 5 km uphill till the base camp. Some say there are shared t...
by Julia
Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Visa run possible for Armenia?
Replies: 1
Views: 104

Re: Visa run possible for Armenia?

Citizens of foreign countries for whom a visa-free regime is set can stay on the territory of the Republic of Armenia for no more than 180 days during one year if no other term is defined by the international agreements of the Republic of Armenia.

https://www.mfa.am/en/visa

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