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by netllama
Sat Aug 10, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Itineraries & trip reports
Topic: Uzbekistan May 2019 big trip report
Replies: 5
Views: 472

Re: Uzbekistan May 2019 big trip report

Wifi was available at all the places that I spent the night across the region. It worked fine, but wasn't blazing fast. I didn't need fast internet access, just something that allowed me to keep up with emails, and basic web surfing (not video streaming, etc). I got a SIM card in both Kyrgyzstan &am...
by netllama
Sun Aug 04, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Uzbekistan
Topic: ATM situation in Uzbekistan
Replies: 30
Views: 1851

Re: ATM situation in Uzbekistan

No where that I stayed took credit cards of any kind. The country is basically a cash economy.
by netllama
Sat Aug 03, 2019 4:40 am
Forum: Afghanistan
Topic: Wakhan Corridor - Solo trekking to Chaqmaqtin Lake (report & guide)
Replies: 4
Views: 361

Re: Wakhan Corridor - Solo trekking to Chaqmaqtin Lake (report & guide)

Thanks for sharing, this trip report is fantastic!
by netllama
Wed Jul 31, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: Uzbekistan
Topic: ATM situation in Uzbekistan
Replies: 30
Views: 1851

Re: ATM situation in Uzbekistan

nabeelfarid wrote:Just wanted to confirm if there is any black market rate for Uzbekistan ?


No, that was discontinued long ago.
by netllama
Tue Jul 30, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Itineraries & trip reports
Topic: trip report: KG, UZ & KZ
Replies: 6
Views: 217

Re: trip report: KG, UZ & KZ

If you have a decent sleeping bag for the multi-night trek, then you shouldn't need to worry about clothing too much. Maybe bring a light jacket. During the day its not cold, plus you'll be moving which will warm you up. Everywhere that you've listed in Uzbekistan will likely still be quite hot. I ...
by netllama
Tue Jul 30, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Itineraries & trip reports
Topic: trip report: KG, UZ & KZ
Replies: 6
Views: 217

Re: trip report: KG, UZ & KZ

Thanks for this! I'd love your advice on packing for these 2 very different climates. I'm planning a similar trip for Aug 16 - Sep 2. I'm starting in Kyrgyzstan, with plans to do hiking, a multi-night trek to Song Kol, and just generally trying to do homestays in jailoos. Then, I'm planning to visi...
by netllama
Mon Jul 29, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: Uzbekistan
Topic: ATM situation in Uzbekistan
Replies: 30
Views: 1851

Re: ATM situation in Uzbekistan

In Tashkent, the only ATM that I found anywhere that worked with Mastercard (to dispense Som) was in the Lotte Hotel, near the lobby.
by netllama
Mon Jul 29, 2019 3:23 am
Forum: Itineraries & trip reports
Topic: trip report: KG, UZ & KZ
Replies: 6
Views: 217

Re: trip report: KG, UZ & KZ

Jenksta wrote:Did you travel to any of the silk road trading centres in UZ? Like Rishton, Margilan, Fergana?
I've got a couple of spare days between KG and TJK and thought I might pop over the border to check out the ceramics and silk.


No, I didn't have time for those cities.
by netllama
Sun Jul 28, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Itineraries & trip reports
Topic: trip report: KG, UZ & KZ
Replies: 6
Views: 217

trip report: KG, UZ & KZ

I recently returned from spending three weeks traveling around central Asia (specifically, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan & Kazakhstan). This was my first time in that region, and it was a fascinating experience. Trip Length: Including round trip flights, I spent 21 days traveling. It worked out to 6 da...
by netllama
Sat Jul 27, 2019 6:19 am
Forum: Itineraries & trip reports
Topic: Uzbekistan May 2019 big trip report
Replies: 5
Views: 472

Re: Uzbekistan May 2019 big trip report

Great trip report. I just returned from central asia last week, and spent time at many of the places that were mentioned in this report.

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