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by Milad
Thu May 16, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: Trains
Topic: Bishkek-Tashkent train: reports and Q&A
Replies: 30
Views: 5822

Re: Bishkek-Tashkent train: reports and Q&A

cross-posting information from annother thread as this is the main one for Bishkek-Tashkent: The schedule is as following, minor and border stops not included (as in the official railway schedule, meaning local time in Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan, Moscow time in Kyrgyzstan, for local time there add 3 ...
by Milad
Wed May 15, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: On-Arrival visa for Abkhazia, entering via Georgia
Replies: 2
Views: 225

Re: On-Arrival visa for Abkhazia, entering via Georgia

I have never heard of someone being let in at Ingur without the authorization letter of Abkhaz MFA (you get the actual visa only in Sukhum anyway).
by Milad
Tue May 14, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Trains
Topic: New Railway Baku-Tiblisi-Kars (Turkey)
Replies: 25
Views: 9964

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

The train will begin running in August on the route Baku - Tbilisi - Kars - Ankara, once weekly . Not through to Istanbul as some people hoped though. Journey time Baku - Ankara is supposedly only "slightly over 40" hours, which sounds very fast to me since the current Ankara-Kars train ta...
by Milad
Sun May 12, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: Cars and motorbikes
Topic: Car by train from Moscow to Central Asia?
Replies: 2
Views: 196

Re: Car by train from Moscow to Central Asia?

There are no car-carrying passenger trains like in some European countries. If you want to put a lot of money and effort in it, it might be possible to send the car as freight on a cargo train. I wouldn't really advise it though.
by Milad
Sun May 05, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Trains
Topic: Georgia trains - Gori to Batumi?
Replies: 2
Views: 266

Re: Georgina trains - Gori to Batumi?

Hi, the Stadler fast trains run non-stop from Tbilisi to Samtredia (which is where the lines from Tbilisi to Batumi/Poti/Zugdidi split). They do not stop in Gori. The only trains stopping in Gori are the trains from Tbilisi to Zugdidi and Poti. To get to Batumi, the only suitable way is by marshrutk...
by Milad
Sun May 05, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: Kazakhstan
Topic: How to avoid being extorted on trains?
Replies: 11
Views: 564

Re: How to avoid being extorted on trains?

Hi, first of all: I never had such a problem in >30 rides on FSU night trains. If you experience something such as the traveller in the first link, to get the train manager (nachalnik poezda), who is on the train the boss of the sleeping car attendants (provodniki). Also, most importantly, ask for t...
by Milad
Fri May 03, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Passing to Abkhazia from Enguri Border
Replies: 23
Views: 5481

Re: Passing to Abkhazia from Enguri Border

You enter Russia only once, so you won't need a double-entry visa. Have a good explanation why you have a Russian visa ready in case the Georgian police has questions, your explanation should obviously not include crossing the border at Psou/Adler.
by Milad
Thu May 02, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Transit via VKO Moscow on separate tickets
Replies: 2
Views: 169

Re: Transit via VKO Moscow on separate tickets

If you have checked luggage, it will certainly not work out. If you don't, it may or may not work and you might run into trouble, if something goes wrong with your flight (and since you don't have a through ticket, neither airline will feel responsible). I would not try this without a Russian transi...
by Milad
Mon Apr 29, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Trains
Topic: Bishkek -> Tashkent -> Andijan (-> Osh) summer 2019?
Replies: 3
Views: 543

Re: Bishkek -> Tashkent -> Andijan (-> Osh) summer 2019?

I can confirm the above. The schedule is as following, minor and border stops not included (as in the official railway schedule, meaning local time in Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan, Moscow time in Kyrgyzstan, for local time there add 3 hrs): 455Ч TASHKENT-RYBACHE Tashkent C dep. 20:50 Chimkent arr. 06:1...
by Milad
Mon Apr 29, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Trains
Topic: Aktau to Nukus by train
Replies: 16
Views: 3048

Re: Aktau to Nukus by train

There should be one or a few through cars every second day directly from Aqtau/Mangyshlak to Nukus. The travel time is very long, as the cars run with one train Aqtau-Beineu and with a second one onwards to Nukus, spending 8 hours in Beineu.

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