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by netllama
Wed Sep 25, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Uzbekistan
Topic: ATM situation in Uzbekistan
Replies: 49
Views: 4748

Re: ATM situation in Uzbekistan

In Khiva, I've managed to get Som from the ATM just inside the main (West Gate) of the old town with a Mastercard. I'd pretty much given up trying the MC as it never worked in any ATM I tried, so was very shocked when the money appeared! No MC sticker on the machine. That is truly surprising. I att...
by netllama
Sat Sep 07, 2019 3:13 am
Forum: Uzbekistan
Topic: Getting money at the Tashkent airport - arriving 3AM
Replies: 6
Views: 491

Re: Getting money at the Tashkent airport - arriving 3AM

Fuller wrote:We tried the ATM in the middle of the night (no sign of the exchange) and unfortunately it was out of cash!


The exchange booth is before immigration. The ATMs never seem to have cash (or work) in the airport.
by netllama
Sat Aug 10, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Itineraries & trip reports
Topic: Uzbekistan May 2019 big trip report
Replies: 5
Views: 856

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: 49
Views: 4748

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: 717

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: 49
Views: 4748

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: 459

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: 459

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: 49
Views: 4748

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: 459

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.

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