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by Van_Gogh
Tue Jun 05, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Central Asia Road Conditions Map
Replies: 7
Views: 1871

Re: Central Asia Road Conditions Map

I updated the map in my first post. I am also working on a map for Kazakhstan only, will be posted in a few days.
by Van_Gogh
Fri May 18, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: Cars and motorbikes
Topic: Speeding in Azerbaijan
Replies: 2
Views: 652

Re: Speeding in Azerbaijan

Actually, I was speeding as well on some parts and I never received a ticket. Locals told me that foreigners will not be fined and there is definitely no check or entry in the system when leaving the country.
by Van_Gogh
Tue May 15, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Central Asia Road Conditions Map
Replies: 7
Views: 1871

Re: Central Asia Road Conditions Map

Thank you for your updates! Will add it to the map and upload the updated one.

@mazeno: Thanks as well, but as far as I see not every road is rated yet?
by Van_Gogh
Mon May 07, 2018 9:54 am
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Oybek - Buston (UZ-TAJ) border crossing
Replies: 28
Views: 11972

Re: Oybek - Buston (UZ-TAJ) border crossing

Crossed the border from Tajikistan to Uzbekistan without any problems with my own car. The exit from Tajikistan is straightforward, took less than 30 minutes for everything. Uzbek side was crowded, but I was allowed to skip the line. Just wave around with your passport and say "tourist". C...
by Van_Gogh
Mon May 07, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Penjikent Border Crossing Reports
Replies: 54
Views: 21041

Re: Penjikent Border Crossing Reports

Crossed the border from Uzbekistan to Tajikistan with my own vehicle last week, no problems at all. Count 2 hours for the crossing. Car wasn't searched neither by Uzbek or Tajik guards. On Tajik side, you have to pay 25 USD (223 Somoni) "road tax", you will get a receipt. You can stay up t...
by Van_Gogh
Mon May 07, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Central Asia Road Conditions Map
Replies: 7
Views: 1871

Re: Central Asia Road Conditions Map

Thank you!

Maybe you can just send me the information for Kazakhstan and the Pamir Highway? I will update the map.

And everyone else is welcome to post updates about certain roads as well!
by Van_Gogh
Fri Apr 27, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Central Asia Road Conditions Map
Replies: 7
Views: 1871

Central Asia Road Conditions Map

I thought about creating this map to make it easier to understand the road conditions between different cities. If you have any suggestions or updates about roads, please feel free to post it, I will update the map.

Map is being updated regularly!

LAST UPDATE: 5/6/2018

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by Van_Gogh
Wed Apr 25, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Crossing report: Loftabad-Artyk border (Iran-Turkmenistan)
Replies: 10
Views: 5965

Lotfabad/Artyk border updates

I crossed the border with my car last friday, here is how it was. Public transport is available from Dargaz to the border, when coming with your own vehicle just follow the signs for Lotfabad or the masses of trucks. The Iranian side is very chaotic and crowded, a lot of trucks. Do not go there on T...
by Van_Gogh
Wed Apr 25, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Farap - Alat (TM - UZ) border crossing updates
Replies: 14
Views: 4677

Re: Farap - Alat (TM - UZ) border crossing updates

Crossed the border yesterday. The road from Turkmenabat to the border is good, just follow the signs for "Farap". Taxis will go there from the city, just ask around. The taxi will drop you off in front of the border entry gate, where you have to register your passport. If you're coming by ...
by Van_Gogh
Wed Apr 25, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: Turkmenistan
Topic: Turkmen manat black market exchange rates
Replies: 51
Views: 17545

Re: Turkmen manat black market exchange rates

The current exchange rate is around 1$ = 14-15 Manat and it is still rising. Changing on the black market is still possible, just don't be too obvoius when doing it.
Just ask local people for money exchange and they will help you.

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