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by steven
Sat Jan 02, 2021 5:46 am
Forum: Uzbekistan
Topic: Uzbekistan travel restrictions/reopening Q&A
Replies: 25
Views: 3458

Re: Uzbekistan travel restrictions/reopening Q&A

If I look on the foreign affairs websites from UK and US, it says yellow zone is 14 days home quarantine. I prefer to believe those guys. I heard from the Uzbekistan Tourism Ambassador on Twitter (she is a good source of info btw, you can message her), that the list will be updated soon. So it could...
by steven
Thu Dec 31, 2020 5:39 am
Forum: Itineraries & trip reports
Topic: Best circular road
Replies: 4
Views: 434

Re: Best circular road

Hi Misty. well, if you want to go fast, then Kazakhstan - Russia - Ukraine is definitely the quickest way. Boats are expensive and unreliable. Alternatively, you could go from Russia down to the Caucasus and back through Georgia and Turkey, but it's slower (more mountains, more borders and checkpoin...
by steven
Wed Dec 30, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: Uzbekistan
Topic: Uzbekistan travel restrictions/reopening Q&A
Replies: 25
Views: 3458

Re: Uzbekistan re-open border from 0ctober 1st

I'll ask. Situation is indeed completely unclear, and likely to remain so. I am guessing at the moment that you need to home quarantine, but I don't know if that is checked. Edit: here's the answer - The list for red/yellow/green is here: https://uzbekistan.travel/en/o/covid-19-in-uzbekistan/ This i...
by steven
Thu Dec 24, 2020 6:42 am
Forum: Kyrgyzstan
Topic: Second hand / souvenir shopping in Bishkek
Replies: 1
Views: 1854

Re: Second hand / souvenir shopping in Bishkek

Some old notes I thought I'd share: Tumar's felt slippers are a favourite for souvenirs, they are on the corner of Isanova and Kiev streets I found 3 souvenir shops on Chuy between Ala-Too square and Osh bazaar: Saima had the nicest collection, especially embroidery. Original stuff, better than Tuma...
by steven
Tue Dec 22, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: Kyrgyzstan
Topic: Bishkek nightlife Q&A
Replies: 0
Views: 555

Bishkek nightlife Q&A

I am just going through some outdated info on the Bishkek city guide and I decided to move the info to the forum. Clubs and bars open and close with great frequency, so if you have a good recommendation, please post it here! Here is what I used to have (taken, I believe, from the pages of the old Bi...
by steven
Wed Dec 09, 2020 6:16 am
Forum: Kazakhstan
Topic: Ustyurt Plateau in late November
Replies: 30
Views: 3468

Re: Ustyurt Plateau in late November

Here is an article about the Bozzhira hotel controversy: https://www.rferl.org/a/kazakhstan-bozz ... 89904.html
by steven
Tue Dec 08, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: Kyrgyzstan
Topic: Kyrgyzstan coronavirus travel re-opening/restrictions Q&A
Replies: 6
Views: 1095

Re: Kyrgyzstan to open borders to all foreigners

What exactly do you mean by ethical perspective, Jealgu?

It is very easy to make sure the money you spend in Kyrgyzstan will go to the people who need it the most.
by steven
Sun Dec 06, 2020 5:09 am
Forum: Kyrgyzstan
Topic: Kyrgyzstan coronavirus travel re-opening/restrictions Q&A
Replies: 6
Views: 1095

Re: Kyrgyzstan to open borders to all foreigners

It looks like it's starting immediately?
by steven
Wed Nov 25, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: Cars and motorbikes
Topic: Limitations regarding Self-Driving
Replies: 4
Views: 1079

Re: Limitations regarding Self-Driving

I agree that in terms of time and convenience (not to mention not having to deal with traffic police), train is sometimes a better choice. But this means that you are pretty much stuck to the cities, whereas a car gives you the freedom to go wherever you feel like. That's the main advantage!
by steven
Wed Nov 25, 2020 5:54 am
Forum: Cars and motorbikes
Topic: Limitations regarding Self-Driving
Replies: 4
Views: 1079

Re: Limitations regarding Self-Driving

Yeah that's possible. It's a bit of a hassle since you will have to prove on leaving the country where your car is, but people do it. https://caravanistan.com/transport/driving/parking/ But why on earth would you want to do that? You have the freedom of your own car and you drove it all the way here...