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by Milad
Sun Sep 01, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: Others
Topic: Visiting Georgia after Abkhazia
Replies: 9
Views: 2810

Re: Visiting Georgia after Abkhazia

The Abkhazians and Russians will not stop you from leaving at the other border point (although they might do so if you try Russia - Abkhazia - Georgia to avoid you bring thrown in jail). However, it might not be a good idea since you will probably have trouble when re-entering Georgia. Also note tha...
by Milad
Sun Sep 01, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Trains
Topic: New Railway Baku-Tiblisi-Kars (Turkey)
Replies: 29
Views: 12140

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

It was no joke ;)

Current situation: The railway company says they're ready to start at any time but Turkish and Georgian customs and passport control are not. They estimate that they will be ready in October, but I will not make any guesses about the reliability of such estimations anymore.
by Milad
Sun Aug 25, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: Others
Topic: Visiting Georgia after Abkhazia
Replies: 9
Views: 2810

Re: Visiting Georgia after Abkhazia

The border point KPP Ingur is currently closed. If it should reopen, the route is doable for you, but you might run into trouble when re-entering Georgia. Some sources suggest that CIS nationals aren't allowed to cross at Ingur at all (by the Georgians). Although Ukraine has recently left the CIS, I...
by Milad
Thu Aug 22, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Kazakhstan
Topic: Need advice for trains between Moscow, Almaty, and Urumqi
Replies: 6
Views: 432

Re: Need advice for trains between Moscow, Almaty, and Urumqi

Dec 14/15 is the weekend of the big yearly international timetable change, meaning that I (and neither anyone else) won't be able to tell you what train connection you should take before approx. mid-October (when the new schedule is released) for a journey after this date. The language you use pass....
by Milad
Thu Aug 22, 2019 8:34 am
Forum: Kazakhstan
Topic: Need advice for trains between Moscow, Almaty, and Urumqi
Replies: 6
Views: 432

Re: Need advice for trains between Moscow, Almaty, and Urumqi

I always use pass.rzd.ru, the official website of Russian Railways. The direct train Moscow-Almaty has indeed been cancelled a few years ago, change in Nur-Sultan or Petropavlovsk. This page might not find the train to Urumqi though, however I'm unsure what's the best way to book this one as I neve...
by Milad
Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Uzbekistan
Topic: Off the beaten path eateries
Replies: 4
Views: 351

Re: Off the beaten path eateries

Many of the eateries you find at bazaars and similar places will not sell alcohol, but nevertheless, it is not hard to find a place selling beer as well. Good restaurants (which are still not expensive) usually have alcohol.
by Milad
Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: Kazakhstan
Topic: Need advice for trains between Moscow, Almaty, and Urumqi
Replies: 6
Views: 432

Re: Need advice for trains between Moscow, Almaty, and Urumqi

I always use pass.rzd.ru, the official website of Russian Railways. The direct train Moscow-Almaty has indeed been cancelled a few years ago, change in Nur-Sultan or Petropavlovsk. This page might not find the train to Urumqi though, however I'm unsure what's the best way to book this one as I never...
by Milad
Tue Aug 20, 2019 7:11 am
Forum: Uzbekistan
Topic: Wheelchair access in Uzbekistan
Replies: 11
Views: 455

Re: Wheelchair access in Uzbekistan

I haven't seen or heard of barrier-free facilities on any Uzbek train. Uzbek Railways' website also says nothing about wheelchair access (I checked the Russian version as I do not speak Uzbek, but doubt that the Uzbek language version is any different).
by Milad
Mon Aug 19, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: Uzbekistan
Topic: Wheelchair access in Uzbekistan
Replies: 11
Views: 455

Re: Wheelchair access in Uzbekistan

Well, I doubt that any place in Khiva has such a thing as a real barrier-free toilet, so it will depend on the skills of the wheelchair user to use "normal" facilities. When taking the train, AFAIK there is no barrier-free access. I assume everyone will try to make things possible, so if t...
by Milad
Fri Aug 16, 2019 7:37 am
Forum: Itineraries & trip reports
Topic: Car ferry from Turkmenbashi to Astrakhan
Replies: 8
Views: 2805

Re: Car ferry from Turkmenbashi to Astrakhan

http://ilogteh.ru/parom-astrahan-turkmenbashi

This link confirms that such a ferry exists, but they neither accept cars nor tourists.

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