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by Christian77
Sun Feb 28, 2021 8:09 pm
Forum: Tajikistan
Topic: Pamir Highway: too cold in May?
Replies: 2
Views: 54

Re: Pamir Highway: too cold in May?

Another thing to consider is that May is still the tail end of the rainy season for Khorog and areas west. So you should add an extra 24 hours for the Khorog-Dushanbe section (as far as Shurobod Pass) just to be safe (e.g., don't have a plane departure in Dushanbe within 24 hours of leaving Khorog)....
by Christian77
Thu Feb 04, 2021 8:21 pm
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Tajikistan Covid re-opening Q&A
Replies: 11
Views: 614

Re: Tajikistan Covid re-opening Q&A

Some foreign hunters (AKA tourists with guns) have been going to Tajikistan over the winter, in and out of the airport in Dushanbe. Of course, they pay a lot and they have a well-connected local company handling everything for them. From what I see, it's an early morning arrival and straight to the ...
by Christian77
Wed Feb 03, 2021 6:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The diplomat
Replies: 2
Views: 130

Re: The diplomat

Your url is incorrect, it's thediplomat.com, not diplomat.com I can only speak to its Central Asia content, which is fine. It's accurate, and it has no agenda that distorts its coverage (except in the eyes of the friendly local presidential administrations). But it can vary, as some writers are gues...
by Christian77
Wed Jul 29, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Security situation in Xinjiang - leave your thoughts
Replies: 59
Views: 21491

Re: Security situation in Xinjiang - leave your thoughts

Some of these posts are missing the point: it's a genocide against local Muslims, not against tourists. You are being managed and funneled along certain paths and into certain areas. And Xinjiang is now entering a phase that is referred to by academics as a "negative peace" (no explosions, shootings...
by Christian77
Sun Jun 28, 2020 8:19 pm
Forum: Outdoor adventures
Topic: Favorable temperature for camping and dog
Replies: 17
Views: 2048

Re: Favorable temperature for camping and dog

That Nukus to Bishkek route in June will be giving you temps in the mid-30s until you pass Osh and start climbing the mountains that separate southern/northern Kyrgyzstan, with a chance at getting near 40.
by Christian77
Fri Jun 19, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Coronavirus border closures & re-openings
Replies: 251
Views: 47122

Re: Coronavirus border closures & re-openings

There seems to be some credible news from Tajikistan. The country is easing some of the restrictions, no news about re-opening borders though https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-tajikistan/tajikistan-starts-easing-covid-19-restrictions-idUSKBN23M0WC Here's some critical analysis: ...
by Christian77
Fri Jun 12, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: Tajikistan
Topic: Tajikistan visa increased to 60 days
Replies: 7
Views: 1733

Re: Tajikistan visa increased to 60 days

The GBAO exact entry date in the FAQ section has always been there, and it is always a source of confusion. It should be changed to "the first day on which you can enter, or any day after..." The last time I entered GBAO it was in a car with three people who all had different entry dates.
by Christian77
Fri Jun 12, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: Tajikistan
Topic: Tajikistan visa increased to 60 days
Replies: 7
Views: 1733

Re: Tajikistan visa increased to 60 days

They need to correct the FAQ section. You can enter GBAO on the day specified or any day after that (within the date range). Many people have entered after the date specified, especially cyclists who can't predict their dates exactly. Don't worry about it.
by Christian77
Fri Jun 05, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: Cars and motorbikes
Topic: Is Mercedes GL Class reliable to travel to Central Asia?
Replies: 3
Views: 864

Re: Is Mercedes GL Class reliable to travel to Central Asia?

I can't answer question #1, and I highly recommend that you post that question in an automotive forum. There are websites and forums out there with people who can give you very specific and informed answers. For #2 you need to list which countries you will travel through, and which routes. For examp...
by Christian77
Wed May 27, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: Tajikistan
Topic: information about flying with somonair
Replies: 6
Views: 1208

Re: information about flying with somonair

Also, sending emails in Central Asia is usually waste of time. You need to call their office phone number (and speak in Russian).