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by matt2matt2002
Thu Jul 25, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: Tajikistan
Topic: Cross-border market in Khorog and Ishkashim
Replies: 16
Views: 9577

Re: Cross-border market in Khorogh

steven wrote:The Ishkashim border market still remains closed with uncertain future opening. However, the Tem (near Khorog) border market with Afghanistan is open each Saturday from 9am to 14pm.

What kind of items can be bought at the market?
by matt2matt2002
Mon Jun 24, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Tavildara Pass M41 northern route
Replies: 2
Views: 724

Tavildara pass road conditions

Any thoughts on the road condition between Dushanbe and Kalaikhum. It's over the Saghirdasht pass. I know it is always subject to extreme weather conditions. I did it by bike 4 years ago but have since heard that it is not receiving any repair work. The money is being spent on the Southern route. I ...
by matt2matt2002
Tue Sep 18, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: Tajikistan
Topic: 4 cyclists killed in Tajikistan
Replies: 49
Views: 9577

Re: 4 cyclists killed in Tajikistan

matt2matt2002 wrote:Dangara?
Is this where it happens?
Dangara is in Uzbekistan surely,?


Sorry. My error. Apologies.
by matt2matt2002
Tue Sep 18, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: Tajikistan
Topic: 4 cyclists killed in Tajikistan
Replies: 49
Views: 9577

Re: 4 cyclists killed in Tajikistan

Dangara?
Is this where it happens?
Dangara is in Uzbekistan surely,?
by matt2matt2002
Tue May 09, 2017 8:15 pm
Forum: Kyrgyzstan
Topic: Usd ATM in Bishkek?
Replies: 7
Views: 3179

Re: Usd ATM in Bishkek?

Whatever you do, don't use the money changers in Osh market.
They will miscount their money back to you.
It was easy to spot but if distracted, you could loose out.
I used banks after that experience.
by matt2matt2002
Tue May 02, 2017 7:47 am
Forum: Tajikistan
Topic: pamir highway and small side trip to Afganistan if possible
Replies: 13
Views: 5675

Re: pamir highway and small side trip to Afganistan if possible

rfoltz wrote:I am in Khorog right now and word is the Taliban are steadily advancing on the other side of the river. Not a good time to be crossing into Afghanistan from here.


I appreciate things change quickly but could there be an issue of safty in Khorog itself?
by matt2matt2002
Sat Jun 04, 2016 1:00 pm
Forum: Tajikistan
Topic: Tajikistan E-visa Q&A
Replies: 191
Views: 68327

Re: Tajikistan launches evisa with GBAO permit

This is great. Last year I picked up a Taj. visa in Bishkek.
But wanted to fly in direct to Dushanbe this year so if I can have the GBOA tagged on that will be even better.
by matt2matt2002
Sat Apr 16, 2016 12:39 pm
Forum: Tajikistan
Topic: The Pamir Highway: Overrated or Underrated?
Replies: 13
Views: 5841

Re: The Pamir Highway: Overrated or Underrated?

Last year I cycled Bishkek, Dushanbe, Khorog, Murgarb, Osh and back to Bishkek. I did parts of the trip in the back or front of a jeep. The Jeep's parts were the worse. I didn't experience much apart from fear at the awful driving skills. Going by bike i had no altitude problems butas has been advis...
by matt2matt2002
Fri Oct 16, 2015 5:54 pm
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Afghan Visa in Bishkek
Replies: 13
Views: 8919

Re: Afghan Visa in Bishkek

OK.
Visa easy to get.
May I ask where folk went to in Argh?
And what border crossing did they take?
by matt2matt2002
Fri Oct 16, 2015 5:50 pm
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Ishkashim border crossing (and market): open or closed?
Replies: 44
Views: 26506

Re: Just heard there's no more Ishkashim Bazar for Saturdays. Anyone know details or options?.

Hasn't been a bazar for the past 8 weeks or so. If you want to visit Afghanistan, go to Khorog and get your Afghan visa in a matter of minutes at he Afghan consulate and cross the border across the river into Afghanistan. Had an amazing day in Afghanistan two weeks ago! I was in Khorog in July. Whe...

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