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by Rohan
Thu Jun 27, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Turkmenistan
Topic: Turkmen manat black market exchange rates
Replies: 57
Views: 26705

Re: Turkmen manat black market exchange rates

3 days later we crossed border to Uzbekistan 🇺🇿 from Farap (TM) to Alat (UZ). Everybody had Extra Manat. There were several mobile money changers in the car park of UZ side, the rate was roughly 1000 sums for 3 manat. It was chaotic to do proper calculations. Some were given 30,000 soms (equals 3 Eu...
by Rohan
Thu Jun 27, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Farap - Alat (TM - UZ) border crossing updates
Replies: 14
Views: 7039

Re: Farap - Alat (TM - UZ) border crossing updates

15 of us, a tour group from NL crossed the border from Farap (TM) to Alat (UZ) on 25 June 2019. We left our hotel in Mary at 7am in a private bus with a local guide. The road was bumpy but the driver was fast. With one stop about 30 minutes, we reached the first military border control around 11:15a...
by Rohan
Sun Jun 23, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Turkmenistan
Topic: Bajgiran/Ashgabat border updates
Replies: 39
Views: 15789

Re: Bajgiran/Ashgabat border updates

We crossed this border yesterday with 15 Dutch members of a tour group. From Mashad to Bajgiran - 3 hours by bus Bus could come up to to the Iran side of the border. There were two money changers at the border. USD/ Rial to Manat. Rate 1 USD to 15 Manat (18 in Ashgabat!) First passport check by immi...
by Rohan
Sun Jun 23, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Turkmenistan
Topic: Turkmen manat black market exchange rates
Replies: 57
Views: 26705

Re: Turkmen manat black market exchange rates

When you cross from Iran buy camel or similar cigarettes in Iran for 0,70 USD and use it for taxis as money. Better than black market rate. Thanks for this information. Bought 4 packs ( 2 of us) of Camel 🐪 in Mashad for 0.50 USD and sold in the Ashgabat hotel for 30 manat each. It’s much profitable...
by Rohan
Sun Jun 23, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Turkmenistan
Topic: Turkmen manat black market exchange rates
Replies: 57
Views: 26705

Re: Turkmen manat black market exchange rates

To be precise, there is a phone/electronic shop called ‘iPhone’ (beside a restaurant buffet) in the Russian Bazar that does money exchange at a rate of 1 USD to 18 Manat. Thank You for this information. Yesterday I visited this shop and exchanged USD for manat at the rate of 18. It was easy to find...