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by tcarlyle
Thu Aug 20, 2015 10:32 am
Forum: Tajikistan
Topic: Tajik somoni black market rates
Replies: 21
Views: 8487

Re: Tajik somoni black market rates

In the begining of august, the rate around the Pamirs was 6,5 somoni to the dollar, and even the bank at Murghab was using such rate (although the currency converter apps would show something around 6,2). We heard of people getting from 6,7 to 7,1 somoni per euro. Also all the atms that were suppose...
by tcarlyle
Fri Jul 10, 2015 8:48 am
Forum: General
Topic: Using Euros in Central Asia
Replies: 5
Views: 2121

Euros vs dollars in central asia

Are euros accepted or changed in central asia (Kazahkstan, Kyrgistan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan) just like dollars?

I was wondering if bringing just euros should be enough or if I really should get some dollars as well.
by tcarlyle
Wed Jun 17, 2015 8:08 pm
Forum: Outdoor adventures
Topic: Is mosquito repellent needed?
Replies: 5
Views: 6393

Is mosquito repellent needed?

Are there by chance mosquitos in the mountains? Such a quantity that we need to take mosquito repellent? Or tweezers to remove ticks?
by tcarlyle
Mon Jun 01, 2015 7:53 am
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Kazakhstan new visa free rule 2015
Replies: 96
Views: 40787

Re: Kazakhstan new visa free rule 2015

The Kazakh consulate in Brazil was also very positive and came to say that it would be "automatically" renewed. While the Norwegian one was a bit more cautious and said that they are still waiting until the new regime comes into force before announcing something on their website. I guess t...
by tcarlyle
Sun May 31, 2015 3:14 pm
Forum: Outdoor adventures
Topic: Gearing up for central asia summer trekking
Replies: 0
Views: 1767

Gearing up for central asia summer trekking

Hi all, Ill be heading for a few trekks in central asia during the summer (mid July - mid August) and we are now checking our gears. I've thought of taking the following gear and Id be glad to hear some feedback from others Clothes 1 merino wool underlayer comfortable underpants (4-5?) 1 long sleeve...
by tcarlyle
Sun May 31, 2015 2:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Opening hours in Central Asia
Replies: 1
Views: 2075

Opening hours in Central Asia

Hei, Im just back from Iran and my experience there was that: - small shops in big cities open from 9-10 til late at night (sometimes closing between midday and 2) everyday - in smaller towns, those shops may close on Fridays (the weekend in Iran) and holidays - moneychangers, official places and tr...
by tcarlyle
Sun May 31, 2015 12:38 pm
Forum: Outdoor adventures
Topic: Trekking/Biking Route from Murghab River Valley south to M41
Replies: 6
Views: 4341

Re: Trekking/Biking Route from Murghab River Valley south to

Hei GoingAroundPlaces, where did you find this map? I was wondering if it is possible to find more information about the trekks described over there.

Cheers
by tcarlyle
Tue May 26, 2015 12:46 pm
Forum: Iran
Topic: Iran rial exchange rates
Replies: 4
Views: 3406

Re: Iran rial exchange rates

I was in Iran now from the 14th of May to 25th of May and my impression was that the rial is not fluctuating as much before. During the period the rate ranged from 1 euro to 37300 toman (multiply by 10 for rials) to 36400.
by tcarlyle
Wed May 13, 2015 5:36 pm
Forum: Kazakhstan
Topic: Question about 2 week visa-free period
Replies: 11
Views: 5688

Re: Question about 2 week visa-free period

has anyone heard anything new about this?
by tcarlyle
Thu May 07, 2015 6:57 am
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Embassy reports: Kazakhstan visa in Tehran
Replies: 4
Views: 4603

Re: Update - Kazakhstan visa in Tehran

Do you by chance remember the opening times of the embassy?
Do they need to keep your passport?

Cheers

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