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by jacob857
Thu Sep 26, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Uzbekistan
Topic: ATM situation in Uzbekistan
Replies: 52
Views: 13162

Re: ATM situation in Uzbekistan

I was expecting some difficulty in exchanging EUR, considering USD popularity, and unattractive rates - but it went very well. All banks i went to easily accepted EUR, and rates were fine (it would have been more expensive for me to get USD in my home country first). Totally this. If you have USD, ...
by jacob857
Thu Sep 26, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Uzbekistan
Topic: Getting money at the Tashkent airport - arriving 3AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1453

Re: Getting money at the Tashkent airport - arriving 3AM

Thx for all the info, finally when I arrived I was quite tired (especially after waiting long time for my luggage -- Uzbeks arriving from Dubai have a lot of baggages :)) and just paid taxi with USD. From my experience virtually everyone in Uzbekistan seems happy to get paid in USD instead of UZS, p...
by jacob857
Mon Sep 23, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: Uzbekistan
Topic: ATM situation in Uzbekistan
Replies: 52
Views: 13162

Re: ATM situation in Uzbekistan

Freeloader wrote: Some ATMs is Uzbekistan has a maximum limit per transaction set lower than other countries. From my experience this limit is 400,000som per transaction...if you are trying to withdraw more it will not process the transaction.
Good to know. Thanks for all the tips!
by jacob857
Mon Sep 23, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Uzbekistan
Topic: ATM situation in Uzbekistan
Replies: 52
Views: 13162

Re: ATM situation in Uzbekistan

Some data points from my side: ATMs are widespread but they rarely work (for us at least). Last week we randomly tried in Tashkent nearby a train station several Visa-accepting ATMs, but none of them worked for us. They were either out of order, or accepted the card but then said they couldn't proce...
by jacob857
Mon Sep 23, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Uzbekistan
Topic: Yurt camps in Kyzylkum desert
Replies: 6
Views: 1409

Re: Yurt camps in Kyzylkum desert

Food at Ayaz-Qala was plenty and delicious. Amazingly good plov for the dinner (I took several "refills"), some pasta with cold grilled vegetables, bread, plus some other thing I don't remember. There were also many fruits (apples, grapes), biscuits and raisins on the table. Breakfast was similar ex...
by jacob857
Sun Sep 22, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Uzbekistan
Topic: Yurt camps in Kyzylkum desert
Replies: 6
Views: 1409

Re: Yurt camps in Kyzylkum desert

@steven thanks for reply. Finally we went to a different yurt camp, near Ayaz-Qala. We took sleeping bags to be more flexible for mountain treks; at the yurt we were fine with blankets, although I got cold in the head at night.

I'd recommend to have a buff/thin cap to put on your head for the night.
by jacob857
Tue Sep 17, 2019 4:09 am
Forum: Kyrgyzstan
Topic: Border permit coming from Uzbekistan: Osh and Sary-Mogul area
Replies: 1
Views: 833

Border permit coming from Uzbekistan: Osh and Sary-Mogul area

Hello,

we're in Uzbekistan now and thinking about going to Kirgistan (Osh) via Fergana valley and then south to the Sary-Mogul area for small hiking. Do we need any special border permits for that? I couldn't find any precise info. (we do not need visa for 60 days stay).

Thanks in advance.
by jacob857
Thu Sep 12, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Uzbekistan
Topic: Uzbekistan where to buy a phone SIM card
Replies: 6
Views: 2057

Re: Uzbekistan where to buy a phone SIM card

In case you didn't get a SIM card at the airport, you can get one in Ucell head office close to Grand Mir hotel (I asked in a small shop of Ucell but they said they only handle locals, and only HQ handles foreigners). It's open 9h-19h incl. Saturday. It takes about 20-30 min due to small queue + pap...
by jacob857
Sat Sep 07, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: Uzbekistan
Topic: Yurt camps in Kyzylkum desert
Replies: 6
Views: 1409

Re: Yurt camps in Kyzylkum desert

Going to the yurt camps middle September, is it recommended to have a sleeping bag with you, or it should be warm enough inside the tents?
by jacob857
Sun Sep 01, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: Uzbekistan
Topic: Getting money at the Tashkent airport - arriving 3AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1453

Getting money at the Tashkent airport - arriving 3AM

Hello everyone! As in the topic, I arrive in Tashkent next week in the middle of the night (~3AM). What's the best way to get soms at that time, to be able to pay for the taxi and the first night at the hotel? - are there any money exchanges offices open at that time at the airport? - or should I ra...