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by thijsd
Wed Nov 13, 2019 6:41 am
Forum: Trains
Topic: Train in Turkmenistan Q&A
Replies: 19
Views: 6517

Re: Train in Turkmenistan

in the 2018 timetable there is a commuter train (prigorod poezd) 6424/6423 on mondays and fridays from Mary to Serakhs and back. The train leaves Mary at 7.10 am, back from Serakhs in the afternoon on the same day. The train takes around 4..5 hours from Mary to Serakhs. We can confirm the train fro...
by thijsd
Wed Nov 13, 2019 6:20 am
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Hojayli - Konye-Urgench border crossing (UZ - TM)
Replies: 43
Views: 21173

Re: Hojayli - Konye-Urgench border crossing (UZ - TM)

Belgian couple We crossed the Konye Urgench border November 7th from Uzbekistan to Turkmenistan on transit visa. We applied for our transit visa in Bishkek and got the email with invitation 14 working days later. We got our visa at the border. We paid each 10$ in Bishkek and each 70$ at the border (...
by thijsd
Wed Nov 13, 2019 6:08 am
Forum: Turkmenistan
Topic: Cheap accommodation for Turkmenistan: Q&A
Replies: 24
Views: 9476

Re: Cheap accommodation for Turkmenistan: Q&A

We stayed in an AirBnB in Ashgabat for 15 dollar per night (for 2). His name was Arslan. Friendly guy. We got a room in his house and some matresses and blankets on the floor. At the Darwaza crater we slept in our tent, although there were a shitload of yurts there. A guy immediately came up to offe...
by thijsd
Wed Nov 13, 2019 6:01 am
Forum: Turkmenistan
Topic: Camping around Mary/Merv
Replies: 5
Views: 97

Re: Camping around Mary/Merv

We finally stayed in the hotel near the train station (Myhmanhana). The one with the yellow and green sign on top. 10 dollar for a double room with smelly bathroom. A local guy paid 10MNT for his room. We had no problems at the border afterwards, they were super friendly! Thank you all! https://i.ib...
by thijsd
Wed Nov 13, 2019 5:55 am
Forum: Turkmenistan
Topic: Q&A: Door to Hell
Replies: 88
Views: 24088

Re: Q&A: Door to Hell

Hi! We just crossed Turkmenistan from Nukus and out in Saraghs. At the nukus border there were some taxis waiting and one guy offered us to drive us to Ashgabat, with an overnight at the crater. We paid 50 dollar for the both of us, but there seemed to be no bargaining. As we read this price before ...
by thijsd
Sat Nov 09, 2019 5:24 am
Forum: Turkmenistan
Topic: Camping around Mary/Merv
Replies: 5
Views: 97

Re: Camping around Mary/Merv

bwv812 wrote:How is he going to stop you from staying in Mary?


My thought exactly :)

But he was mentioning if we encounter an angry officer we can get into trouble, because our route from Konye-Urgench to Saraghs does not have to pass through Mary.
by thijsd
Sat Nov 09, 2019 4:13 am
Forum: Turkmenistan
Topic: Camping around Mary/Merv
Replies: 5
Views: 97

Camping around Mary/Merv

Since the borderguard explicitely told us we cannot overnight in Mary on our transit visa, we're looking for other possibilities.

We have our own tent, so camping is maybe possible.

Does someone know a good hidden spot around the city?

Thanks a lot!
by thijsd
Sat Oct 19, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Pamir Highway rideshare
Topic: Osh - Dushanbe trough Wakhan Valley.
Replies: 6
Views: 723

Re: Osh - Dushanbe trough Wakhan Valley.

Fanny will unfortunately not be able to join us, so we still have one place left!
The other one is taken by Jesse :)

Who will come with us? We leave on the 21st. So: monday morning, in Osh.
by thijsd
Tue Oct 15, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: Pamir Highway rideshare
Topic: Osh - Dushanbe trough Wakhan Valley.
Replies: 6
Views: 723

Re: Osh - Dushanbe trough Wakhan Valley.

Both now :) The one on the forum didn't get trough, sorry!
by thijsd
Tue Oct 15, 2019 6:47 am
Forum: Pamir Highway rideshare
Topic: Osh - Dushanbe trough Wakhan Valley.
Replies: 6
Views: 723

Re: Osh - Dushanbe trough Wakhan Valley.

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