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by Bethany
Fri Aug 02, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: Uzbekistan
Topic: ATM situation in Uzbekistan
Replies: 52
Views: 15553

Re: ATM situation in Uzbekistan

Just wanted to confirm if there is any black market rate for Uzbekistan ? No. The rate we have had at banks has been very reasonable though. To clarify on an earlier response I have had no issues exchanging $50 and $100 notes but they were pristine. In 1 bank in Fergana valley I had to show a passp...
by Bethany
Fri Aug 02, 2019 7:47 am
Forum: Tajikistan
Topic: Paying in USD in Tajikistan
Replies: 13
Views: 1695

Re: Paying in USD in Tajikistan

I was in Tajikistan until last week and most drivers and some guesthouses/hotels would take somoni or USD but use a rate of 10:1 meaning its actually preferable to pay dollars given current exchange rate. You will need somoni for supermarkets, places to eat, museum etc. From my experience ATMs also ...
by Bethany
Sat Jul 20, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: Uzbekistan
Topic: From Osh/Uzbek border to Margilan
Replies: 3
Views: 459

Re: From Osh/Uzbek border to Margilan

You can get a shared taxi to margilan from uzbek side of border but it will be more expensive tha going to andijon and changing. They were charging 40,000 per person the other day when I was there and another tourist got shared taxi to margilan. Hey there, would anyone know if it would be easy to fi...
by Bethany
Sat Jul 20, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Embassy report: Turkmen transit visa in London
Replies: 30
Views: 9285

Re: Embassy report: Turkmen transit visa in London

Received LOI for transit visa from London embassy. Report as below: 24th May - submitted paperwork, photos etc in person as per old process. Were checked and OKd. Early June - receive email saying form and process changed 10th June - resubmitted with new editable pdf form via email 15th July - LOI r...
by Bethany
Sat Jul 20, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Turkmen visa Q&A
Replies: 99
Views: 24600

Re: Turkmen visa Q&A

Hi Tass This is probably too late for you now but im case anyone else is looking the forms on London embassy Web page are outdated. Email below address and they will send you and editable pdf form instead. From my understanding this means you no longer need to visit in person. [email protected]...
by Bethany
Sat Jul 20, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Border crossings reports: Dostyk/Dustlyk (Uzbekistan/Kyrgyzstan)
Replies: 42
Views: 19648

Re: Border crossings reports: Dostyk/Dustlyk (Uzbekistan/Kyrgyzstan)

Hi all, I did this border crossing on Monday morning with my partner in KY -> UZ direction. From Osh there are buses or you can get a yandex (uber) for about 80 som. There are plenty of exchange places on Kyrgyz side of border with sensible rates to change som. Only slightly negative is they have ma...
by Bethany
Sun Jul 14, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Uzbekistan
Topic: Fergana/Margilan/Rishtan tour guide reco
Replies: 1
Views: 315

Fergana/Margilan/Rishtan tour guide reco

Hi everyone, I am just about to arrive in Fergana and want to organise a guide to take me and my partner around silk factories and workshops in Margilan and maybe also the ceramic area in Rishtan as a day trip. I would normally wait to find someone once there but we are tight on time. Does anyone ha...
by Bethany
Sun Jul 14, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Tajikistan
Topic: Paying in USD in Tajikistan
Replies: 13
Views: 1695

Re: Paying in USD in Tajikistan

I trvael independently. So what's the average for homestays in Tajikistan in Somoni and in Kyrgyzstan in Som? And average prices for basic products in local "shops"? Just to have an idea how to prepare my daily budget. Definitely pay som in Kyrgyzstan. There are places to exchange dollar everywhere...
by Bethany
Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Turkmenistan
Topic: Turkmenistan transit visa poll
Replies: 81
Views: 48047

Re: Turkmenistan transit visa poll

Hello everyone, Just to let you know the form for a Turkmenistan transit visa has recently changed. We filled out the forms from the Turkmenistan embassy of London website. We delivered these to the embassy and they checked them fine and then last week (2 weeks later) we got an email wih a new pdf f...