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by FRT15
Fri Dec 13, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Uzbekistan
Topic: Fortresses near Khiva
Replies: 2
Views: 345

Re: Fortresses near Khiva

Hi Steven, thanks for the input. You are correct in that I am trying to determine a route through Turkmenistan. I plan to fly into Ashgabat and then either go to Merv and Turkmenabat or do Ashgabat to Darvaza to Kunye and on to Khiva. I hate to leave out Merv but like the idea of the Central route w...
by FRT15
Thu Dec 12, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Uzbekistan
Topic: Fortresses near Khiva
Replies: 2
Views: 345

Fortresses near Khiva

How do the ancient fortresses around Khiva ( Ayaz Kala, etc.) compare to that of Merv? I realize Merv was once a lot larger but overall is there a similarity? I am trying to decide if it is worth the time getting to Merv or just experiencing some of the fortresses near Khiva to save time. Thanks for...
by FRT15
Thu Dec 12, 2019 2:25 am
Forum: Outdoor adventures
Topic: Hiking day trip in Khujand
Replies: 1
Views: 1083

Re: Hiking day trip in Khujand

Hi Isabelle,

Were you able to find hiking options near Khujand?

Thanks
by FRT15
Wed Dec 11, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Penjikent Border Crossing Reports
Replies: 58
Views: 25441

Re: Penjikent Border Crossing Reports

Anybody know the border crossing hours for Penjikent? UZ -> TJ
by FRT15
Wed Dec 11, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: Tajikistan
Topic: Panjakent drivers (7 Lakes, Artuch, Dushanbe)
Replies: 6
Views: 1114

Re: Panjakent drivers (7 Lakes, Artuch, Dushanbe)

Thanks Christian. Is the guesthouse you mentioned near where a public transport from panjakent could drop you off or or you have to hike a ways to get there? Are the lakes a short or long distance from the guest house?
by FRT15
Wed Dec 11, 2019 1:59 am
Forum: Tajikistan
Topic: Panjakent drivers (7 Lakes, Artuch, Dushanbe)
Replies: 6
Views: 1114

Re: Panjakent drivers (7 Lakes, Artuch, Dushanbe)

It was mentioned that a trip to 7 lakes could be more of a driving trip. Would that be an all day trip? Does Shing have accomodations?

Thanks for the input.
by FRT15
Mon Nov 25, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Penjikent Border Crossing Reports
Replies: 58
Views: 25441

Re: Penjikent Border Crossing Reports

Can anyone confirm if the border crossing for Penjikent is 24/7? I am planning to arrive in Samarkand by train at 17:20 and wondering if there will be time to move towards TJ or if I have to stop for the evening and wait until the next morning. Thanks for the input.
by FRT15
Sat Nov 23, 2019 12:20 am
Forum: Turkmenistan
Topic: Turkmen manat black market exchange rates
Replies: 57
Views: 25492

Re: Turkmen manat black market exchange rates

Are manats easily used or exchanged for Uzbek or tajik currency in Uzbekistan or Tajikistan?
by FRT15
Sat Nov 23, 2019 12:17 am
Forum: Turkmenistan
Topic: Tour Agency for short visit
Replies: 3
Views: 376

Re: Tour Agency for short visit

Thanks for the information. Can I drop them an email specifically or just a general request through the website?
by FRT15
Thu Nov 21, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Turkmenistan
Topic: Tour Agency for short visit
Replies: 3
Views: 376

Tour Agency for short visit

Hi everyone, I am considering a short, simple 3 day visit to Turkmenistan as I move around a few of the Stans. Can anyone recommend a travel agency? I would plan to fly in to Ashgabat and spend a day there before moving to Mary/Merv for a day and then finally to Turkmenabat and border to enter Uzbek...