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by Julia
Wed Jan 06, 2021 4:05 pm
Forum: Itineraries & trip reports
Topic: Language(s)
Replies: 5
Views: 119

Re: Language(s)

I travelled in Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan. In those countries in the cities Russian language always worked. But in some small distant villages people often didn't understand Russian, especially young people (elder people still remember Russian). Then we used so called body langua...
by Julia
Wed Dec 09, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: Kazakhstan
Topic: Ustyurt Plateau in late November
Replies: 30
Views: 3372

Re: Ustyurt Plateau in late November

I can only guess. But my guess is that they want a hotel with the special view to attract certain type of clients. That's why they want to build it just next to the famous rocks. Imagine, tourists even don't have to go out of the hotel as they can see the Rocks out of their windows. And say: checked...
by Julia
Tue Dec 08, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: Kyrgyzstan
Topic: Kyrgyzstan coronavirus travel re-opening/restrictions Q&A
Replies: 6
Views: 928

Re: Kyrgyzstan to open borders to all foreigners

If 72 hours is an issue you can self isolate for extra days. And can re-test afterwards. I personally don't see any problems with travelers who travel now if they take measures to prevent any infections they may have from spreading. Like don't sneeze and cough on others, don't kiss and other physica...
by Julia
Tue Sep 01, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: Outdoor adventures
Topic: Are hiking trails obvious in Tajikistan?
Replies: 5
Views: 1723

Re: Are hiking trails obvious in Tajikistan?

OsmAnd (need to pay for some features) or LocusMap (free) apps.
by Julia
Thu May 28, 2020 8:52 am
Forum: Tajikistan
Topic: information about flying with somonair
Replies: 6
Views: 1179

Re: information about flying with somonair

Try this phone number
+992 44 640 4049
or
+992 44 6404050
by Julia
Wed May 27, 2020 7:12 pm
Forum: Tajikistan
Topic: information about flying with somonair
Replies: 6
Views: 1179

Re: information about flying with somonair

Hi.

Where did you buy that ticket?
On their Facebook page Somon Air said that they have stopped international flights since March. But there are fake sites that sell tickets.
by Julia
Mon May 25, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: Kyrgyzstan
Topic: Detailed map of Son kol
Replies: 5
Views: 1701

Re: Detailed map of Son kol

Hi. OsmAnd application for navigation has trails, passes and yurt camps marked around Son Kol. Although it's not as detailed as you need. Names of yurt camps are not shown there. If you need a particular yurt camp will have to find out its location. Also check gps treks on wikiloc. There are quite s...
by Julia
Sat Feb 29, 2020 8:11 am
Forum: Kyrgyzstan
Topic: Stomach health when in Kyrgystan
Replies: 6
Views: 982

Re: Stomach health when in Kyrgystan

While trekking I ate sublimated food, special dried food for camping. You add hot water or boil it for 15 mins. Not sure if that kind of food is possible to find in Bishkek. I ordered it on-line in advance and brought it with me. In Bishkek and other local shops bought dried fruits and nuts, rice, p...
by Julia
Fri Feb 28, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: Kyrgyzstan
Topic: Stomach health when in Kyrgystan
Replies: 6
Views: 982

Re: Stomach health when in Kyrgystan

Hi. I travelled to Bishkek many times and never got stomach problems after eating in local restaurants. Once got sick after a dinner in a restaurant at Issyk kul lake. But my friends were fine. Strange that only me got sick. Anyway it wasn't too bad and recovered the next day. Was a few times around...
by Julia
Thu Feb 06, 2020 2:41 pm
Forum: Kazakhstan
Topic: Bayankol permits for Marble Wall Kazakhstan
Replies: 4
Views: 1303

Re: Bayankol

Things like that are complicated in Kazakhstan. I'd say it depends on the mood of the guards at the check point more than on your legal permissions. I read report from last summer that some people got all neccessary permissions but the border guards didn't want to let them go. I was in similar situa...