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by Julia
Wed Jul 31, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: Kazakhstan
Topic: ATMs in Kazakhstan
Replies: 7
Views: 911

Re: ATMs in Kazakhstan

Currently most local banks let you withdraw up to 100 000 tenge. Don't know any atms with higher limits. I think they could exist but so rare. If you have usd or uero you can bring cash and exchange it. Exchange rates are better at exchange offices than banks. Also, limits can be set by your card's ...
by Julia
Thu Jul 25, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Kazakhstan
Topic: Big Almaty Lake: experiences
Replies: 10
Views: 3222

Re: Big Almaty Lake: experiences

The rules for visiting Big Almaty lake are still the same.
The police just don't watch it all day and night. Sometimes you meet them, sometimes not.
Please don't forget to have your passport with you when go to that area.
by Julia
Sat Jul 20, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Kazakhstan
Topic: Kazhak government forcing users to install surveillance software?
Replies: 3
Views: 745

Re: Kazhak government forcing users to install surveillance software?

I'm in Kazakhstan. Internet works without that certificate. There are many rumors about the certificate. There is a link to a good article about it below. In Russian, but can use Google translate. In short, you don't have install it and you'll have Internet access without it. https://factcheck.kz/gl...
by Julia
Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: Tajikistan
Topic: Panjakent-Artuch Camp
Replies: 4
Views: 510

Re: Panjakent-Artuch Camp

Hi This can be not 100% accurate but anyway. Taxis and shared taxis wait near the bazaar/main mosque. The whole taxi to Artuch base camp is about 300 somoni. Shared taxis go to Yakkakhona village for about 15 somoni. From there hiking about 5 km uphill till the base camp. Some say there are shared t...
by Julia
Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Visa run possible for Armenia?
Replies: 1
Views: 169

Re: Visa run possible for Armenia?

Citizens of foreign countries for whom a visa-free regime is set can stay on the territory of the Republic of Armenia for no more than 180 days during one year if no other term is defined by the international agreements of the Republic of Armenia.

https://www.mfa.am/en/visa
by Julia
Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Minimum time between Kazakh Tourist Visas
Replies: 3
Views: 210

Re: Minimum time between Kazakh Tourist Visas

And you mentioned you're going to stay in Kazakhstan for 28 days. Are days of arrival and departure included in those? Even if you arrive a few minutes before the midnight it'll be count as a whole additional day. And check what time the train crosses the border to Uzbekistan. If one minute of the n...
by Julia
Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Minimum time between Kazakh Tourist Visas
Replies: 3
Views: 210

Re: Minimum time between Kazakh Tourist Visas

Hi Please read this https://caravanistan.com/visa/kazakhstan/ Yes, you'll get new visa free 30 days when you get back from Uzbekistan. No, you don't need. After exiting Kazakhstan you can get back the same day or later any time you wish. Leaving through any official border crossing and getting exit ...
by Julia
Tue Jul 09, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Tajikistan
Topic: Paying in USD in Tajikistan
Replies: 13
Views: 1157

Re: Paying in USD in Tajikistan

Thank you very much for your help. Coming from Osh it's probably better to exchange money into Somoni in Osh? I guess the same rule for Kyrgyzstan, it's better to pay in Som. I was wondering because all travellers give prices for homestays in USD (probably only for having an idea how much does it c...
by Julia
Sat Jul 06, 2019 7:17 am
Forum: Tajikistan
Topic: Paying in USD in Tajikistan
Replies: 13
Views: 1157

Re: Paying in USD in Tajikistan

Just my personal experience from traveling in Tajikistan last year. Drivers of shared taxis and little food shops didn't want to accept dollars. We had to find where to exchange them. We didn't offer dollars for homestays in little villages as we exchanged enough money (almost) after we saw that loc...
by Julia
Wed Jul 03, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: Outdoor adventures
Topic: Climbing Peak Chimtarga
Replies: 16
Views: 1200

Re: Climbing Peak Chimtarga

Markus,

Although officially Energia is described as 2B, some climbers refer it as 3A.
Depending on the conditions it can get more difficult.
And Chimtarga is more dangerous.
Anyway, I hope you'll make further research and estimate the risk.

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