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by mpkz
Sun Aug 14, 2016 1:24 pm
Forum: Uzbekistan
Topic: Uzbek sum exchange rates
Replies: 105
Views: 53580

Re: Uzbek sum exchange rates

Jul 2016 we got relatively easily 6200 Locals tries to charge us a conversion rate in reverse at 6500. Dont forget to fet the app in play store called DollarUz 6500 is a good selling rate when the buy rate is at 6200. There will be a spread between buy and sell rates everywhere. A spread of 300 som...
by mpkz
Sun Aug 14, 2016 1:21 pm
Forum: Uzbekistan
Topic: Uzbek sum exchange rates
Replies: 105
Views: 53580

Re: Uzbek sum exchange rates

Hi, we are in Uzbekistan right now and manage to change everywhere for 6200 to the usd. We got scammed in Termes by one money changer. He gave us all one thousand bills, so that is 620 bills for one hundred usd. They pack them in packs of one hundred bills. After recounting back at the hotel I foun...
by mpkz
Tue Aug 02, 2016 12:46 pm
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Chinese border closure w Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan - 2016
Replies: 31
Views: 14524

Re: Chinese border closure w Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan - 2016

Just got to Kashgar via Irkeshtam. Border is open. Apparently it was also open August 1st, which was listed as a holiday somewhere. Details: Started out in Osh. I went to the Staryii Avtovokzal at 12:30 and was directed to underneath the bridge by the bazaar where marshrutkas leave from. I was initi...
by mpkz
Wed Jul 27, 2016 7:53 am
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Chinese border closure w Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan - 2016
Replies: 31
Views: 14524

Re: Chinese border closure w Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan - 2016

Ill be trying Irkeshtam in a week. Will report here...
by mpkz
Tue Jul 26, 2016 4:43 pm
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Oybek - Buston (UZ-TAJ) border crossing
Replies: 28
Views: 12938

Re: Oybek - Buston (UZ-TAJ) border crossing

I crossed the other way, Uzbekistan to Tajikistan. Though I would post an update on this border crossing even though it is incredibly straightforward. The problem seems to be based on other people’s trip reports that people are getting ripped off left and right by taxi drivers on both sides of the b...
by mpkz
Fri Jul 22, 2016 3:30 pm
Forum: Uzbekistan
Topic: Uzbek sum exchange rates
Replies: 105
Views: 53580

Re: Uzbek sum exchange rates

6200 per usd, Mirobod Bazaar (Tashkent)
by mpkz
Tue Jul 19, 2016 3:37 pm
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Turkmenistan Transit Visa in Tehran
Replies: 123
Views: 55875

Re: Turkmenistan Transit Visa in Tehran

I found out in Tehran (to my dismay as it means I have to postpone my visit to Turkmenistan to another time) that you really shouldn't count on 5 days being possible. Next time I'll arrange the visa in Europe.. Or do something I hate and book a tour.
by mpkz
Wed Jul 06, 2016 1:05 pm
Forum: Uzbekistan
Topic: Uzbek sum exchange rates
Replies: 105
Views: 53580

Re: Uzbek sum exchange rates

The train station and Chorzu Bazaar worked well for me a year ago. Guesthouses might do it at a small premium. I exchanged dollars but was offered euros. The Euro rate might not be great.
by mpkz
Wed Jun 08, 2016 5:33 pm
Forum: Itineraries & trip reports
Topic: Where are you going? Why?
Replies: 121
Views: 52883

Re: Where are you going? Why?

Am I underestimating it or something? The simplest route that skips Tajikistan would be: Turkmenistan - Bukhara - Tashkent - Andijon - (some time in the Ferghana Valley) - Osh - (some time in Kyrgyzstan) - Irkestam Crossing - Kashgar? To me that seems fairly straightforward without any legs that tak...
by mpkz
Tue Jun 07, 2016 7:52 pm
Forum: Itineraries & trip reports
Topic: Where are you going? Why?
Replies: 121
Views: 52883

Re: Where are you going? Why?

Yeah, I know about the Turkmenistan visa rule, so I'd pick up my Uzbek visa in London or in the Caucasus and then apply immediately after for the Turkmen visa with collection in Tehran. Pamir Highway - well, I'm not that into landscapes and emptiness as you correctly guessed, but there's also the is...

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