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by Milad
Thu Feb 06, 2020 9:41 am
Forum: Cars and motorbikes
Topic: Cartrain kyrgistan to moscow
Replies: 1
Views: 713

Re: Cartrain kyrgistan to moscow

There are no car-carrying passenger trains (like in some countries in Eastern Europe) in Central Asia. It might be possible to send the vehicle as cargo on a freight train, but this will be very expensive, if possible at all. There are a few of these inside Russia, but your bus will not fit in (heig...
by Milad
Sun Feb 02, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: Itineraries & trip reports
Topic: M39 Samarkand Termez
Replies: 5
Views: 872

Re: M39 Samarkand Termez

As your question suggests that you don't have your own transport, I'd recommend to ditch the road and take the train, leaving Samarkand daily 23:43, arriving 09:32 the next day.
by Milad
Tue Jan 28, 2020 11:55 pm
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Coronavirus border closures & re-openings
Replies: 251
Views: 46484

Re: Corona virus border closures

Oh, and quite unsurprisingly, North Korea has also closed for tourism.
by Milad
Tue Jan 28, 2020 11:51 pm
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Coronavirus border closures & re-openings
Replies: 251
Views: 46484

Re: Corona virus border closures

Russia has now also closed at least parts of the border, although there is conflicting information whether this affects all or only some border crossings, especially crossings in the Primorje region might be still open.
by Milad
Tue Jan 28, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: Itineraries & trip reports
Topic: Traveling Central Asia with IBS
Replies: 4
Views: 1151

Re: Traveling Central Asia with IBS

No idea about your particular disease, just about the toilet situation: - Public toilets are usually of the squat type. Usually, they are not too clean, but neither disgusting. - Toilets on trains are usually very clean when the train starts, but this may deteriorate during the journey. They are mor...
by Milad
Mon Jan 27, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Coronavirus border closures & re-openings
Replies: 251
Views: 46484

Coronavirus border closures & re-openings

Mongolia has closed its border with China "to cars and pedestrians" due to the coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan.It seems that flights continue (for now). Also, the official wording implicates that trains continue to run for now as well, but I would not count on this.
by Milad
Tue Jan 07, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Abkhazia visa on arrival
Replies: 10
Views: 2558

Re: Abkhazia visa on arrival

The 8th of January is not a national holiday in Abkhazia according to the MFA, so it's probably open. Generally, Orthodox Christmas has only one holiday (7th of January), while "western" Christmas has two (25th and 26th of December).
by Milad
Tue Dec 31, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Uzbekistan
Topic: Uzbekistan to abolish foreigner registration from July 2020
Replies: 1
Views: 1150

Uzbekistan to abolish foreigner registration from July 2020

The absurd counting of registration slips will finally come to an end: https://review.uz/ru/news/economy/v-uzb ... x243JSDXTQ (Link is in Russian)
by Milad
Fri Dec 20, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: Trains
Topic: Buying train tickets Uzbekistan - Tajikistan
Replies: 7
Views: 2890

Re: Buying train tickets Uzbekistan - Tajikistan

Thanks a lot for the report, so it seems like Tajik Railways finally sells tickets to Uzbekistan.
The official price is about half of that though*, so you probably were short-changed or otherwise tricked by the cashier.

* fellow train geeks can check this with poezd.rw.by
by Milad
Thu Nov 21, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Itineraries & trip reports
Topic: Early Planning Question (South Korea to Ukraine)
Replies: 2
Views: 741

Re: Early Planning Question (South Korea to Ukraine)

Or maybe alternative plans for starting the trip? A lot cheaper than getting it shipped through China will be taking the ferry to Vladivostok and driving it yourself, although this involves a lot of driving through the Russian Far East, which is not overly interesting (although Vladivostok is actua...