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by leela
Sat Sep 15, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: Itineraries & trip reports
Topic: Central Asia photo galleries
Replies: 2
Views: 646

Re: Central Asia photo galleries

Ha! I have a photo of that same lady at the silk factory. Just not as good a photo as yours. Thanks for sharing. I think Uzbekistan is probably the most photogenic country I've visited.
by leela
Sun Aug 26, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: Uzbekistan
Topic: Tashkent airport: reports and Q&A
Replies: 37
Views: 10461

Re: Tashkent airport: reports and Q&A

My flight FROM Tashkent was at 2:40am. Certainly while I was in departures (landside) well after midnight, there was an exchange booth open. I'd imagine (though don't rely on it) that there'd be booth open for arriving flights, in that case. Especially as there are wide-bodied aircraft arriving at t...
by leela
Tue Aug 14, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: China
Topic: Phones, laptops and internet restrictions in China
Replies: 5
Views: 1662

Phones, laptops and internet restrictions in China

I'm reading at the moment, that crossing the land borders from Kyrgyzstan involves border guards examining and checking phones and computers for content, and installing an app on phones. If travelling with a laptop that one's used for work, presumably it's wise to upload everything work related to t...
by leela
Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Kyrgyzstan
Topic: Kochkor to Song-Kul Trek
Replies: 5
Views: 1101

Re: Kochkor to Song-Kul Trek

My friend is out there at the moment (but with no communication right now as he is on another trek) so I'm asking on his behalf. But he plans to do the trek in a few days' time.
by leela
Mon Aug 06, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Kyrgyzstan
Topic: Kochkor to Song-Kul Trek
Replies: 5
Views: 1101

Re: Kochkor to Song-Kul Trek

Oh...and if it's possible to do it independently without needing a tent, any reports on that would be welcome, too.
by leela
Mon Aug 06, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Kyrgyzstan
Topic: Kochkor to Song-Kul Trek
Replies: 5
Views: 1101

Kochkor to Song-Kul Trek

Can anyone recommend an agency in Kochkor to book a three day/two night trek with? Googling is bringing up a fair number of pretty bad reviews for a couple of places, so I'm looking for some good experiences.
by leela
Fri Aug 03, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: 5-day visa free transit for air passengers in Uzbekistan
Replies: 10
Views: 2993

Re: 5-day visa free transit for air passengers in Uzbekistan

See the post above yours, jdough.
by leela
Tue Jul 31, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: Iran
Topic: Iranian visa for US, UK and Canadian passports: Q&A
Replies: 31
Views: 15398

Re: Iranian visa for US, UK and Canadian passports: Q&A

Sorry I can't help, but this does sound very odd, if the FCO is unaware. Have you tried contacting the Iranian Embassy in London? The visa section is open Mon/Wed/Fri 2-5 http://london.mfa.ir/index.aspx?fkeyid=&siteid=234&pageid=33953 Good luck. I imagine it must be very worrying to get that...
by leela
Sat Jul 28, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: China
Topic: over 30 days waiting for Chinese visa
Replies: 7
Views: 1927

Re: over 30 days waiting for Chinese visa

Which stamps are causing the problem?
by leela
Fri Jul 27, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: Uzbekistan
Topic: Urgench airport closed
Replies: 4
Views: 1175

Re: Urgench airport closed

Unless you're super enthusiastic about the museum in Nukus, I'd go straight to Khiva. A day isn't enough.

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