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by aknight
Thu Oct 31, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: Itineraries & trip reports
Topic: Trip spending report- 2 month trip
Replies: 0
Views: 2381

Trip spending report- 2 month trip

I found a great app on my recently completed trip around Central Asia to track spending- called Tripcoin. Its free and allows you to track spending in different currencies and categorise everything and work out averages, get graphs etc, the dream, well my dream if you like geeking out on data and st...
by aknight
Tue Oct 15, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Kazakhstan
Topic: Anyone travelled around Ugam region?
Replies: 2
Views: 912

Re: Anyone travelled around Ugam region?

Oh great- this is good to hear. I think I’m in touch via email with this guy you mention so will see what I can arrange and report back.
by aknight
Mon Oct 14, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Tajikistan
Topic: Iskanderkul / Sarytag transport Q&A
Replies: 1
Views: 1929

Iskanderkul / Sarytag transport Q&A

Hello- I just came from visiting Iskanderkul and before going couldn't find much recent info out there on transport and accommodation so thought I'd add my experience here. I visited for 1 night on the way from Dushanbe to Penjikent. Shared taxi from Dushanbe to Sarvoda- 80 Somoni (heard other peopl...
by aknight
Mon Oct 14, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: Kazakhstan
Topic: Anyone travelled around Ugam region?
Replies: 2
Views: 912

Anyone travelled around Ugam region?

I have a couple of nights spare after Shymkent before my flight home and thinking of visiting the Ugam national park/area to stay in a homestay. Has anyone done this before? Any recommendations? I was hoping to say somewhere for 2 nights so could spend the day doing some short hikes/exploring. I don...
by aknight
Tue Sep 03, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Irkeshtam pass report – Kashgar, Xinjiang to Sary Tash, Kyrgyzstan
Replies: 42
Views: 17875

Re: Irkeshtam pass report – Kashgar, Xinjiang to Sary Tash, Kyrgyzstan

Crossing report 3rd Sept Kashgar- Osh Crossed today and went pretty smoothly! -We were 3 foreigners (UK, Dutch, Japanese) -Taxi to bus station in Kashgar (opposite train station) -Easy enough to get a ticket to Wuqia in a minibus (40 RMB), on the road by 10am. -Checkpoint before Wuqia- fine, we had ...
by aknight
Sun Aug 25, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: China
Topic: Urumqi to Turpan train- which station?
Replies: 1
Views: 949

Urumqi to Turpan train- which station?

Hello, I'll be travelling from Urumqi to Turpan by train next week and I know there are 2 stations in Urumqi but I'm not clear on the best station I should get the train from. Is either station OK? I'm aware I need to get the train to Turpan North.

thanks
by aknight
Mon Aug 05, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: China
Topic: Urumqi hotels that take foreigners
Replies: 22
Views: 6483

Re: Urumqi hotels that take foreigners

I booked with Ziyou and just got an email from them that the booking has been cancelled as they no longer accept foreigners. Second hotel in a week across Xinjian that has cancelled on me....
by aknight
Mon Jul 29, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: China
Topic: Hotels in Kashgar that accept foreigners
Replies: 13
Views: 3378

Kashgar Old town youth hostel- closed?

I booked this hostel for end of August through booking.com, just got a notification saying my booking has been cancelled but no other info. Does anyone know anything about this hostel? Has it closed down? I’ve booked the Pamir youth hostel instead but interested to know if any reason especially as r...