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by maglechowicz
Mon Aug 26, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: Tajikistan
Topic: Best treks in Pamir Highway
Replies: 6
Views: 1305

Re: Best treks in Pamir Highway

You can walk up to Engels Peak and back from Langar in a day or camp at the top.
by maglechowicz
Wed Jul 24, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Uzbekistan
Topic: 4 days - Fergana Valley or South to Termez & Denau Region
Replies: 6
Views: 1123

Re: 4 days - Fergana Valley or South to Termez & Denau Region

Fergana Valley - We stayed overnight in the mountains in Chodak. A local spot, where you sleep out on a tapchan. The Margilan Silk Factory was a great stop, with a lovely English speaking guide called Nasiba. Kokand - boasts a palace and some medrassas and mausoleums under renovation. Namangan - has...
by maglechowicz
Wed Jul 24, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Uzbekistan
Topic: staying with a friend/hotel slip replacements?
Replies: 2
Views: 363

Re: staying with a friend/hotel slip replacements?

Confirming today we crossed the border with a handful of slips for most of our 20 day stay, we stayed with a friend and forgot some of the slips but were not questioned about it. They did want to see some though.
by maglechowicz
Wed Jul 24, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Uzbekistan
Topic: Fergana/Margilan/Rishtan tour guide reco
Replies: 1
Views: 231

Re: Fergana/Margilan/Rishtan tour guide reco

I can recommend Shuhrat from Namangan. He speaks English, Russian and Polish and has a car.

WhatsApp: +48 578 216 844
Phone / SMS: +998 939137616

He can also organise homestays with his family near Turakurgon, or in the wider Fergana region.
by maglechowicz
Wed Jul 24, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: Uzbekistan
Topic: Swimming pool in Uzbekistan?
Replies: 4
Views: 621

Re: Swimming pool in Uzbekistan?

Namangan has an outdoor swimming pool. And a new sky opened water park in the Valley of Legends.
by maglechowicz
Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Hojayli - Konye-Urgench border crossing (UZ - TM)
Replies: 43
Views: 22291

Re: Hojayli - Konye-Urgench border crossing (UZ - TM)

The border is open between 09:00 - 18:00. We were t allowed to cross later in the evening and this overstayed our visa. Overstaying our visa gave us 3 options - a fine of $300 per person (we didn’t have any cash on us) or getting deported into Uzbekistan for free (we’re banned from entering Turkmeni...
by maglechowicz
Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: Uzbekistan
Topic: ATM situation in Uzbekistan
Replies: 52
Views: 12636

Re: Currency/currencies available at ATMs?

Nukus - Hamkor Bank atms accept Mastercard and charge 1% commission. Asaka Bank accepts MasterCard and gives out both soms and usd at 1.5% but you have to go into the bank as there’s no ATM. Kapitalbank accepts Visa only and doesn’t charge commission but charges you usd for soms at an unfavourable r...
by maglechowicz
Mon Jun 03, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Cars and motorbikes
Topic: Car insurance in Georgia Q&A
Replies: 4
Views: 1869

Re: Car insurance in Georgia Q&A

Insurance is now compulsory! As of 4th Feb. We got a fine of 100 lari for not having it today.

http://vestnikkavkaza.net/news/Mandator ... orgia.html