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by Lovetheworld
Wed May 08, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: Cycling
Topic: Dangerous road drivers in kyrgyzstan and kazakhstan?
Replies: 7
Views: 1613

Re: Dangerous road drivers in kyrgyzstan and kazakhstan?

Okay f*ck, this was the incident I was referring to. I heard it from other cyclists who had met them, or I believe his remaining friend. The last thing I heard is that he was in a coma and it was not looking good. Now I read this. It makes me sad again, even though I pretty much already knew the out...
by Lovetheworld
Tue May 07, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: Cycling
Topic: Dangerous road drivers in kyrgyzstan and kazakhstan?
Replies: 7
Views: 1613

Re: Dangerous road drivers in kyrgyzstan and kazakhstan?

Greg, maybe I don't agree. I'm from the Netherlands and cycling is "in our blood" so to say. However, cycling in countries where it is not typical brings some other issues with it. Yes you can hear a truck coming easily, or a car, but can you hear if it is going to hit you or just pass you...
by Lovetheworld
Tue May 07, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: Uzbekistan
Topic: ATM situation in Uzbekistan
Replies: 49
Views: 7646

Re: Which US$ bill are accepted for foreign exchange in Uzbekistan?

For anyone who is going to Samarkand, in the Western building of the Registon there is an ATM where you can get US$ with most cards.

Expect only working ATMs in the big cities, expect nothing outside. Khiva in that sense is not a big city.
by Lovetheworld
Thu May 02, 2019 7:36 am
Forum: Cycling
Topic: Dangerous road drivers in kyrgyzstan and kazakhstan?
Replies: 7
Views: 1613

Re: Dangerous road drivers in kyrgyzstan and kazakhstan?

Well, obviously the drivers are less ideal than in Western Europe for example. So what is your expectation? They are also not really used to cyclists. Cities can be a bit hectic and busy. The many long roads outside cities usually have good visibility. However, they might not give you much space at ...
by Lovetheworld
Wed May 01, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: Uzbekistan
Topic: Drones in Central Asia - rules Q&A
Replies: 23
Views: 7288

Re: Drones in Central Asia - rules Q&A

In all those places it should not be a problem at all. However, in Pamir there are parts which is just the borderroad to Afghanistan. So I would not fly around sensitive places like that.
by Lovetheworld
Thu Apr 11, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Traveling between Russia, Kazakistan, Uzbekistan and Gyrgyzistan
Replies: 10
Views: 938

Re: Traveling between Russia, Kazakistan, Uzbekistan and Gyrgyzistan

From Beyneu to Nukus, the first part to the border of Uzbekistan is really bad. But they are making a new road next to it. You will still see bad roads, but also new tarmac. Like with the other bad roadsections, just take it easy, lower the air pressure on your tyres to 2 bar or something, to make i...
by Lovetheworld
Mon Mar 25, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: Kazakhstan
Topic: Showering on roadtrip in Kazakhstan?
Replies: 4
Views: 413

Re: Showering on roadtrip in Kazakhstan?

In the cities there are usually soviet era public bathhouses (banja) which you can use.
And sometimes fresh water lakes if you know quality is okay.
by Lovetheworld
Sun Mar 24, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Cars and motorbikes
Topic: Car servicing in Uzbekistan OR Kyrgyzstan
Replies: 4
Views: 799

Re: Car servicing in Uzbekistan OR Kyrgyzstan

Sary Tash is quite small. I would advise one of the big cities of Uzbekistan. Most of their cars are Deawoo but if you will do oil change and so on it should be okay I think. If you need parts better go to big city in Kyrgystan. In the app iOverlander people put in garages/workshops that they visited.
by Lovetheworld
Wed Mar 20, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: Other transport
Topic: Buying a camper van in China
Replies: 5
Views: 1361

Re: Buying a camper van in China

I think it is much more practical and possibly even cheaper in the end, to buy a car in NZ, ship that car from NZ to Vladivostok, Russia. Yes, that will be costly, but from there on you are free to go, and you don't need a Carnet du Passage for Russia, Mongolia, Central Asia. Going through Iran, Pak...
by Lovetheworld
Tue Mar 19, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: Uzbekistan
Topic: Driving by yourself to Aral Sea
Replies: 2
Views: 552

Re: Driving by yourself to Aral Sea

I met two guys in a Landcruiser 80 and they went to the shore from Moynaq. They said it was quite a hard ride. By there description, you really need a 4x4. And I would suggest something along the lines of a Landcruiser, not a 4wd suv. There is some risk in getting flat tires or breakdowns on these r...

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