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by Will1981
Fri Aug 09, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Outdoor adventures
Topic: 'Big' Chimgan and Gumkal Canyon
Replies: 1
Views: 1039

'Big' Chimgan and Gumkal Canyon

Hi, Hoping somebody knows some details about 'Big' Chimgan near Tashkent. I'm hoping to hike up it in a few days, but am not sure if it is just a hike or a climb? Happy for steep and strenuous, but have no equipment for a technical climb. If anyone has been up it in summer, some advice/info would be...
by Will1981
Mon Jul 22, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: Kyrgyzstan
Topic: Song Kol horse games in July?
Replies: 1
Views: 247

Re: Song Kol horse games?

It is happening, but on Thursday 25 July. Info on CBT site.

https://cbtkyrgyzstan.kg/event/national ... t-kochkor/
by Will1981
Sun Jul 21, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: Kyrgyzstan
Topic: Song Kol horse games in July?
Replies: 1
Views: 247

Song Kol horse games in July?

Hey, I read in my 2012 lonely planet that Song Kol hosts traditional horse games on the last Saturday every July. Does anyone know if that is happening this year (on 27 July)? If so, I'm super keen to go. I would get a taxi from Kochkor on 26 July and stay a night pre games and post games. Would be ...
by Will1981
Thu Jul 18, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Outdoor adventures
Topic: Topographic maps in Osh
Replies: 1
Views: 976

Topographic maps in Osh

Hey,

Does anyone know where I could buy decent topographic maps (for hiking in Kyrgyzstan) in Osh?

Thanks in advance
by Will1981
Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Caravanistan website works in China?
Replies: 5
Views: 2105

Re: Caravanistan website works in China?

Sweet! Just what I was hoping.

Thanks Blake.
by Will1981
Mon Jul 08, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Caravanistan website works in China?
Replies: 5
Views: 2105

Caravanistan website works in China?

Hi,

Just wanted to make sure the Caravanistan website is accessible in China, so I can keep using the forum while there.

Thanks!
by Will1981
Fri Jul 05, 2019 12:20 am
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Supplements at China - Kyrgyzstan Irkeshtam Pass Border
Replies: 2
Views: 762

Supplements at China - Kyrgyzstan Irkeshtam Pass Border

Just wondering if anyone knows if there would be an issue taking over-the-counter supplements and vitamins over this border?

Would it be wise to take a letter of explanation in Chinese/Kyrgyz/Russian?

Thanks,
Will
by Will1981
Wed Jun 26, 2019 11:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Soviet installations, relics, monuments etc
Replies: 2
Views: 1336

Soviet installations, relics, monuments etc

Just wondering if anyone can suggest some interesting Soviet-era installations, relics, monuments etc to visit in Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan or Uzbekistan? I'm particularly interested in any military remnants, and don't mind if they are a little remote.

Thanks in advance!
by Will1981
Thu May 30, 2019 1:34 am
Forum: General
Topic: Stan volunteering
Replies: 6
Views: 1804

Re: Stan volunteering

Thanks for your replies. I don't have any specific expertise in this field. I generally just do days here and there when the opportunity presents itself; tree planting, beach clean-ups etc. Thanks Nazrulo, those options look good. Will look into them further for sure. Likewise with workaway. Best