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by kimomydog
Sat Oct 13, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: Turkmenistan
Topic: Turkmen manat black market exchange rates
Replies: 28
Views: 10854

Mary Black Market Exchange Rate

Mary, October 12, 2018 1 USD = 20 manat But after scam, 1 USD = 14 manat (it happens!) Details on exchange and scam! Just came back to the hotel from the bazaar in central Mary. Two guys will approach you near the left side of the bazaar building with the dome. They offered us 20 manat for 1 USD. We...
by kimomydog
Mon Oct 01, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Penjikent Border Crossing Reports
Replies: 46
Views: 14283

Panjikent to Samarkand Border Crossing

Just crossed from Tajikistan into Uzbekistan (Panjikent to Dushanbe) today, October 1, 2018. USA passport with visa sticker. Some Russian, but pretty straightforward with some English signage. You can take photos (they don't check your phone), but just be discreet about it, especially on the Uzbek s...
by kimomydog
Sun Sep 16, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Embassy report: Tajik visa in Bishkek
Replies: 51
Views: 14539

Re: Embassy report: Tajik visa in Bishkek

Since I've benefitted so much from these forums, it's time to give back! SUMMARY: -Tajik visa + GBAO permit = $50 usd + $20 usd. No additional fee. -Arrived at embassy at 9:30am September 13, 2018 (Thursday) and picked up/paid visa on the next day at 10:00am. -Didn't complete any forms (physical or ...
by kimomydog
Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: Other transport
Topic: Caspian sea ferry updates & questions
Replies: 227
Views: 74230

Re: Caspian sea ferry updates & questions

Hi, everyone! I'm trying to find more information about the Turkmenbashi to Baku/Alat ferry. I remember seeing the two passenger ferries, the Berkarar and Bagtiyar, on the company's website, but now when I click on that particular page, it is completely blank. Does anyone know if these ferries are ...
by kimomydog
Tue Jul 31, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: Other transport
Topic: Caspian sea ferry updates & questions
Replies: 227
Views: 74230

Re: Caspian sea ferry updates & questions

Hi, everyone! I'm trying to find more information about the Turkmenbashi to Baku/Alat ferry. I remember seeing the two passenger ferries, the Berkarar and Bagtiyar, on the company's website, but now when I click on that particular page, it is completely blank. Does anyone know if these ferries are s...
by kimomydog
Wed Jul 25, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Uzbekistan Multiple Entry Visa: Q&A
Replies: 16
Views: 1648

Re: Uzbekistan Multiple Entry Visa: Q&A

Hey everyone! Since I read so much on Caravanistan and gathered so much helpful information...now that I'm making this trip into a reality, I wanted to give back so that others may benefit :) I'm going to Uzbekistan early half of October after going through Tajikistan's Pamir Highway. My plan is to ...

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