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by Christian77
Thu Jan 23, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: Pamir Highway rideshare
Topic: Osh Guesthouse / Pamir hightway June 2020
Replies: 4
Views: 271

Re: Osh Guesthouse / Pamir hightway June 2020

Re: your friend's negative review of Osh Guesthouse. It's true, the place is run-down budget accommodation, and they don't always bend over backwards with friendliness. But if you are looking for the people most experienced in Osh at finding drivers, other passengers and sorting out a fixed itinerar...
by Christian77
Sat Jan 18, 2020 10:39 pm
Forum: Tajikistan
Topic: Flying into Dushanbe from USA
Replies: 3
Views: 214

Re: Flying into Dushanbe

For a single airline, Turkish Airlines from DC or NYC. For good connecting flights, anything that connects to Fly Dubai or Somon Airlines from Germany. But baggage transfer may be sketchy. I don't like Aeroflot as baggage needs at least a two hour layover in Moscow, and if you are late, forget about...
by Christian77
Tue Jan 07, 2020 1:49 am
Forum: Kyrgyzstan travel sharing
Topic: Travel Buddy!!
Replies: 3
Views: 109

Re: Travel Buddy!!

I've done the trip twice, and I've spent lots of time in Osh hostels watching people try to get groups together to hire a driver. My advice would be to not worry about it too much right now. I've seen people who had already formed a group a couple months ahead of time, and I've seen groups form with...
by Christian77
Sun Jan 05, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: Itineraries & trip reports
Topic: Trip planning for end September 2020
Replies: 5
Views: 99

Re: Trip planning for end September 2020

The passes in the Fann mountains will be just fine in September, and good until the first real October snowfall (which is not always predictable, but maybe late October). Temperatures are no big deal here in September. As for the Pamirs, it will be very, very cold outside at altitude in September. A...
by Christian77
Wed Jan 01, 2020 3:11 am
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: "Exclave of Sokh" (Uzbekistan). Cross or avoid?
Replies: 2
Views: 104

Re: "Exclave of Sokh" (Uzbekistan). Cross or avoid?

Don't worry. You must be looking at an old map or an old route. Every driver between Osh and Batken goes on the new road that avoids the enclave. Use MAPS.ME when you are there to get a better idea of where you are going...
by Christian77
Fri Dec 27, 2019 1:09 am
Forum: Tajikistan
Topic: Shahriston pass Q&A
Replies: 2
Views: 113

Re: Shahriston pass Q&A

Haven't been on it. But Shahriston Pass is right on the Uzbek-Tajik border, and Google maps shows part of the road inside Uzbekistan (not that Google maps is the authority on borders here). Open Street Maps (and therefore MAPS.ME) shows this section 50 metres inside Tajikistan at two different point...
by Christian77
Thu Dec 26, 2019 11:39 pm
Forum: Tajikistan
Topic: Tajikistan to Samarkand
Replies: 3
Views: 121

Re: Tajikistan to Samarkand

By "get another evisa," the poster above means you should do a separate application for a 2nd evisa. Plenty of people do this, the people going to the Afghanistan side of the Wakhan leave Tajikistan with another evisa for reentry already in their possession. So, apply for your evisa. As so...
by Christian77
Tue Dec 24, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Turkmenistan
Topic: Going around Turkmenistan with a local girl.
Replies: 3
Views: 217

Re: Going around Turkmenistan with a local girl.

What's her ethnicity? If she's ethnic Russian then she can do as she pleases. If she's ethnic Turkmen or another Muslim ethnicity, then your arrival at her home could destroy her reputation in front of her neighbors. The fact that she lives alone tells me that she's not a regular Turkmen woman, and ...
by Christian77
Thu Dec 19, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: Tajikistan
Topic: Qalai Khumb accommodation Q&A
Replies: 3
Views: 87

Re: Qalai Khumb accommodation Q&A

The bridge has been closed for the last three months (as is the weekly bridge market), as the Taliban control the entire district outside of the district capital/center: https://rus.ozodi.org/a/30325302.html
by Christian77
Mon Dec 16, 2019 6:52 am
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Ruzvai - Nusai border crossing (and market) reports (AF-TAJ)
Replies: 1
Views: 88

Ruzvai - Nusai border crossing (and market) reports (AF-TAJ)

A few days ago the Afghan Air Force bombed Taliban positions across the river from Kalaikhumb - the main stopover for those who do Khorog-Dushanbe as a two-day drive. Story here in Russian: https://rus.ozodi.org/a/30325302.html It says that locals on the Tajik side could feel the shockwaves. I would...

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