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by lissie45
Mon Apr 10, 2017 9:57 pm
Forum: Kyrgyzstan
Topic: Update of travel times and costs
Replies: 3
Views: 2622

Re: Update of travel times and costs

Have I got the exchange rate right? US$5 for a taxi from Balykchy-Naryn ??? Is that for the whole vehicle or per a person?
by lissie45
Sat Apr 08, 2017 4:57 am
Forum: Kazakhstan
Topic: Rail border crossings with Russia and new visa policy
Replies: 5
Views: 2189

Re: Rail border crossings with Russia and new visa policy

Yes the policy includes overland crossings :-) Indeed I think UK holders have had visa free entry for some years
by lissie45
Sat Apr 01, 2017 8:51 pm
Forum: Itineraries & trip reports
Topic: Money in central asia - ATM?
Replies: 15
Views: 6175

Re: Money in central asia - ATM?

Mati14 wrote:Do any of you know if there is any ATM in Osh in Kyrgyzstan that dispense US dollars? How about Kashgar In China? Tanks!


I don't think any ATM in China will dispense anything but Yuan
by lissie45
Tue Mar 21, 2017 4:44 am
Forum: Trains
Topic: New Railway Baku-Tiblisi-Kars (Turkey)
Replies: 33
Views: 15037

Re: New Railway Baku-Tiblisi-Kars (Turkey)

LOL - yeah but 7 years later that's gotta be a reasonable buffer surely?? It would be fun to do if it really does open
by lissie45
Mon Mar 20, 2017 3:15 am
Forum: Itineraries & trip reports
Topic: Accommodation - booking in advance or on the fly?
Replies: 15
Views: 1572

Re: Book hotels in advance?

Is that the same in Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan as well? I'm so hoping - basically having to book 3 weeks of hotels in China is doing my head in!
by lissie45
Mon Mar 20, 2017 3:08 am
Forum: Trains
Topic: New Railway Baku-Tiblisi-Kars (Turkey)
Replies: 33
Views: 15037

New Railway Baku-Tiblisi-Kars (Turkey)

OK so I'm a train nerd but this is interesting! Sounds like there is going to be a new railway connecting Georgia and Turkey - coming on stream middle of this year https://www.railwaynews.net/baku-tbilisi-kars-railway-to-go-into-service-mid-2017.html railway We plan on being in Georgia in October so...
by lissie45
Fri Mar 10, 2017 12:01 am
Forum: Kazakhstan
Topic: Expo 2017
Replies: 14
Views: 4602

Re: Expo 2017

The timing wouldn't work for us - but I'm curioius about the Expo - what are they like? I've only ever seen the empty sites long after the event!
by lissie45
Sun Feb 05, 2017 9:32 pm
Forum: Uzbekistan
Topic: Getting from Bukhara to Dushanbe
Replies: 16
Views: 6594

Re: Getting from Bukhara to Dushanbe

Sorry I gotta question your luggage - why on earth do you need so much? Why would you spend so much effort to carry laundry with you? Get your luggage down to carry on size and you'll literally free yourself. Central Asia has laundries (I assume, havent' been there yet, but the rest of the world doe...
by lissie45
Wed Jan 25, 2017 2:57 am
Forum: Uzbekistan
Topic: Cheap Accommodation with Registration in Tashkent
Replies: 15
Views: 12646

Re: Cheap Accommodation with Registration in Tashkent

Hello traveler ))) I've started the first official hostel in Tashkent. We are located in the city center, distance from airport is 4,5km, from train station 3,5km,. For the price of the hostel you get facilities of 3 stars hotel, like buffet breakfast, outdoor swimming pool, well-equipped kitchen, ...
by lissie45
Tue Jan 24, 2017 4:20 am
Forum: General
Topic: Older travelers on the Silk Road Q&A
Replies: 13
Views: 6851

Re: Where are you going? Why?

@Sarah I'm in my 50s and my partner just retired at 65 - we' re travelling from China to Istanbul for 3 months this year. So not solo - but yes I'd do it solo if my partner didn't want to / couldn't do it. In some ways I think it's easier as you get older - young men aren't nearly as threatening whe...

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