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by TomGoode
Wed Nov 27, 2019 7:18 am
Forum: Turkmenistan
Topic: Buying the "Ruhnama" and bring it out of the country?
Replies: 3
Views: 1702

Re: Buying the "Ruhnama" and bring it out of the country?

I bought an English language copy (they had German too) of the Ruhnama outside the Russian bazaar for 12.60 USD. Still in its protective case and everything. It’s the store selling books (including those by Gurbanguly) on the western entrance
by TomGoode
Wed Nov 27, 2019 7:15 am
Forum: Turkmenistan
Topic: Turkmen manat black market exchange rates
Replies: 57
Views: 25504

Re: Turkmen manat black market exchange rates

Slightly delayed but I was getting 18.6 manat to 1 AUD in Russian Bazaar on 6th of November. Easy enough to find places if you walk around the periphery inside.
by TomGoode
Wed Nov 27, 2019 7:11 am
Forum: Turkmenistan
Topic: Cheap accommodation for Turkmenistan: Q&A
Replies: 24
Views: 12041

Re: Cheap accommodation for Turkmenistan: Q&A

If heading to or from Sarakhs border and needing a place to stay overnight the Tejen Hotel in Tejen only costs 12 manat (so much less than $1 USD). Pretty derelict but there weren’t any cockroaches and the owners are friendly.
by TomGoode
Fri Sep 27, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Tajikistan
Topic: Cross-border market in Khorog and Ishkashim
Replies: 16
Views: 10456

Re: Cross-border market in Khorog and Ishkashim

Khorog border market was open last Saturday 21/9/19. We were told that Ishkashim’s was closed.
by TomGoode
Sat Aug 31, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: China
Topic: Best way to see Hotan, Kashgar, Kuqa...
Replies: 9
Views: 1654

Re: Best way to see Hotan, Kashgar, Kuqa...

To get to Dunhuang from Urumqi you’ll need to catch the train to Liuyuan from which point there’s a 2 hour bus ride (~35¥) that can take you down to Dunhuang near the city centre.