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by lissie45
Sat Jun 24, 2017 11:31 pm
Forum: Itineraries & trip reports
Topic: Xinjiang / Kyrgyzstan /Tajikistan redundancies?
Replies: 16
Views: 4941

Re: Xinjiang / Kyrgyzstan /Tajikistan redundancies?

@roro - your "discovery" looks fascinating - like Zhangye without the entry fee and tourists! Did you happen to notice if the train line was near the road you took from Kashi? We're planning on getting a train from Kuqa - I'm thinking we could jump off early if there is a station and then ...
by lissie45
Sat Jun 24, 2017 11:22 pm
Forum: Tajikistan
Topic: What's the current situation in Khorog?
Replies: 7
Views: 3505

Re: What's the current situation in Khorog?

If there is a real problem Tajikistan will stop issuing the GABO permit asap - they have a lot more to lose than you have! The Foreign Office has explicit info - but all western government travel sites have had the area as "high" risk for as long as I've been researching our trip - about 1...
by lissie45
Wed Jun 21, 2017 4:25 am
Forum: Itineraries & trip reports
Topic: Do I need rabies and tick-borne encephalitis vaccinations for Central Asia?
Replies: 8
Views: 3367

Re: Do I need rabies and tick-borne encephalitis vaccinations for Central Asia?

OK update time. The eastern encephalitis vaccine is unavailable in New Zealand - dr advised to ensure we covered legs and feet when walking in tick-prone areas. We are doing the rabies pee-exposure as the chance of getting the immunoglobulin shot in Central Asia if we did need it would be low to zer...
by lissie45
Sat Jun 10, 2017 3:35 am
Forum: Itineraries & trip reports
Topic: Do I need rabies and tick-borne encephalitis vaccinations for Central Asia?
Replies: 8
Views: 3367

Re: How Common are Forests and Dogs?

Thanks Sakara - appreciate and know that advice on a forum is not a substitute for medical advice. We are seeing a specialist travel doctor in a couple of weeks - as you rightly note - there are other issues which we need to understand the risks around. I've been given the option of a Rabies vaccina...
by lissie45
Fri Jun 09, 2017 6:28 am
Forum: Itineraries & trip reports
Topic: Do I need rabies and tick-borne encephalitis vaccinations for Central Asia?
Replies: 8
Views: 3367

Do I need rabies and tick-borne encephalitis vaccinations for Central Asia?

No I'm not trolling! I'm trying very hard to make a call on getting vaccinated for Rabies pre-exposure and Tick-born encphelatis. They are rare diseases but are fatal and/or permanent paralysis. Ive travelled for 30 odd years and never had them - but its been a long time I'm been as far from a moder...
by lissie45
Fri May 19, 2017 1:35 am
Forum: Itineraries & trip reports
Topic: Big Silk Road trips: Weather planning Q&A
Replies: 22
Views: 7347

Re: Starting to plan the Silk Road trip

This site is good for weather research https://weatherspark.com/m/105974/7/Average-Weather-in-July-in-Khiwa-Uzbekistan - you may be over-estimating the effect of the heat - 35C and no humidity - is way more pleasant than 25C with 99% humidity . It's dry in these locations - so use an umbrella and ha...
by lissie45
Wed May 10, 2017 2:26 am
Forum: Kyrgyzstan
Topic: Usd ATM in Bishkek?
Replies: 7
Views: 3178

Re: Usd ATM in Bishkek?

And how do you know this ATM dispenses USD? The purpose of the thread is to pinpoint the ATMs that specifically dispense USD amongst the many other 'ordinary' ATMs. The ATM I used at the airport didn't offer the option for USD. I've also typed in ATMs in Google maps and saw many ATMs in my area. I ...
by lissie45
Mon May 08, 2017 4:34 am
Forum: Kyrgyzstan
Topic: Usd ATM in Bishkek?
Replies: 7
Views: 3178

Re: Usd ATM in Bishkek?

Are they good notes you get from ATMs? I'm considering stocking up on US$ either in Kyrgyistan or Kharzakistan - but I've not come across this phenomen of ATMs dispensing US$ (outside the US!) before. Which denominations do they dispense- is there a daily limit imposed by the ATM?
by lissie45
Sun May 07, 2017 4:06 am
Forum: Kyrgyzstan
Topic: $US dispensing ATMs Naryn?
Replies: 3
Views: 1599

$US dispensing ATMs Naryn?

I'm starting to do some detailed cashflow planning for our Silk Road trip. Clearly we're need quite a few thousand US$ for Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. Not worried about carrying the cash - but just figuring out whether to buy it all in NZ or buy some on the road. According to Caravanistan you can get...
by lissie45
Sat Apr 22, 2017 9:44 am
Forum: Outdoor adventures
Topic: Is mosquito repellent needed?
Replies: 5
Views: 6430

Re: Is mosquito repellent needed?

Which vaccination is that? What disease do ticks carry?

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