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by Fess
Wed Oct 16, 2019 1:08 am
Forum: Kazakhstan travel sharing
Topic: Anybody in Aktau/Mangistau to split costs?
Replies: 0
Views: 2241

Anybody in Aktau/Mangistau to split costs?

We are arriving in Shetpe by train from Uzbekistan this Friday the 18th. We will sleep in Shetpe and do a day tour to Rocky Balls Valley, Akmysh Oasis, Sherkala, Samal Gorge and Valley of Castles. We will go with a local taxi and expect to pay between 15,000 to 25,000 tenge for the car. We plan to t...
by Fess
Fri Sep 27, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: Kazakhstan
Topic: Rent a 4wd in Aktau
Replies: 3
Views: 1037

Re: Rent a 4wd in Aktau

I live visiting the region in 1 month- were you able to find anything out about renting? Thanks
by Fess
Thu Sep 05, 2019 1:15 am
Forum: Tajikistan
Topic: Paying in USD in Tajikistan
Replies: 13
Views: 1420

Re: Paying in USD in Tajikistan

It depends on what money they have. If you have $20 and they had $5 they would give it, otherwise in som
by Fess
Sun Aug 04, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Tajikistan
Topic: Latest Tajikistan Stupidity: Bring 10 copies of your GBAO/Visa
Replies: 7
Views: 1979

Re: Latest Tajikistan Stupidity: Bring 10 copies of your GBAO/Visa

Finished the trip 1 week ago and didn’t even have 1 copy only on my phone- actually had 1 tucked away in my bag and just using the phone turned out fine
by Fess
Fri Aug 02, 2019 5:49 am
Forum: Tajikistan
Topic: Paying in USD in Tajikistan
Replies: 13
Views: 1420

Re: Paying in USD in Tajikistan

I just finished the Wakhan Valley yesterday going from Osh to Khorog and every single homestay charged in dollars which included dinner and breakfast and you lost 5% paying in som so was quite bummed I changed my dollars into som in Osh. They almost all charged $15 or 150 som other than our first ni...
by Fess
Fri Jul 19, 2019 1:25 am
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Irkeshtam pass report – Kashgar, Xinjiang to Sary Tash, Kyrgyzstan
Replies: 42
Views: 17616

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

We crossed the border from Kashgar over the Irkeshtam pass yesterday. We took bus 20 for 1 yuan to the bus station arriving at the station around 9am. We were 8 people who met at the 2 hostels in town. Although I was told by another tourist the cost was 28 yuan who just had bought their ticket and s...
by Fess
Mon Jul 15, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Kyzylart - Bor Dobo border crossing (Murghab-Sary Tash)
Replies: 46
Views: 24521

Re: Kyzylart - Bor Dobo border crossing (Murghab-Sary Tash)

Hi- I was just told that this border is closed since the last 2 weeks. However I have found nothing on the internet to confirm that one way or the other. Has anybody been through in the last week/few days and can please provide an update. It would be greatly appreciated. Happy Travels

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