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by matt2matt2002
Tue May 09, 2017 8:15 pm
Forum: Kyrgyzstan
Topic: Usd ATM in Bishkek?
Replies: 7
Views: 3278

Re: Usd ATM in Bishkek?

Whatever you do, don't use the money changers in Osh market.
They will miscount their money back to you.
It was easy to spot but if distracted, you could loose out.
I used banks after that experience.
by matt2matt2002
Tue May 02, 2017 7:47 am
Forum: Tajikistan
Topic: pamir highway and small side trip to Afganistan if possible
Replies: 13
Views: 5840

Re: pamir highway and small side trip to Afganistan if possible

rfoltz wrote:I am in Khorog right now and word is the Taliban are steadily advancing on the other side of the river. Not a good time to be crossing into Afghanistan from here.
I appreciate things change quickly but could there be an issue of safty in Khorog itself?
by matt2matt2002
Sat Jun 04, 2016 1:00 pm
Forum: Tajikistan
Topic: Tajikistan E-visa Q&A
Replies: 197
Views: 70810

Re: Tajikistan launches evisa with GBAO permit

This is great. Last year I picked up a Taj. visa in Bishkek.
But wanted to fly in direct to Dushanbe this year so if I can have the GBOA tagged on that will be even better.
by matt2matt2002
Sat Apr 16, 2016 12:39 pm
Forum: Tajikistan
Topic: The Pamir Highway: Overrated or Underrated?
Replies: 13
Views: 5974

Re: The Pamir Highway: Overrated or Underrated?

Last year I cycled Bishkek, Dushanbe, Khorog, Murgarb, Osh and back to Bishkek. I did parts of the trip in the back or front of a jeep. The Jeep's parts were the worse. I didn't experience much apart from fear at the awful driving skills. Going by bike i had no altitude problems butas has been advis...
by matt2matt2002
Fri Oct 16, 2015 5:54 pm
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Afghan Visa in Bishkek
Replies: 13
Views: 9162

Re: Afghan Visa in Bishkek

OK.
Visa easy to get.
May I ask where folk went to in Argh?
And what border crossing did they take?
by matt2matt2002
Fri Oct 16, 2015 5:50 pm
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Ishkashim border crossing (and market): open or closed?
Replies: 44
Views: 27376

Re: Just heard there's no more Ishkashim Bazar for Saturdays. Anyone know details or options?.

Hasn't been a bazar for the past 8 weeks or so. If you want to visit Afghanistan, go to Khorog and get your Afghan visa in a matter of minutes at he Afghan consulate and cross the border across the river into Afghanistan. Had an amazing day in Afghanistan two weeks ago! I was in Khorog in July. Whe...
by matt2matt2002
Sat Aug 01, 2015 2:27 pm
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Kyzylart - Bor Dobo border crossing (Murghab-Sary Tash)
Replies: 46
Views: 24910

Re: Sary Tash-Murghab border crossing

Ha ha. Credit cards! Nice one. I think the checking of money was genuine. There have been forged notes in Kyrgyzstan so understand why they domit. What didn't make sense was the very amateurish way it was done. Each note held up to the window light. No UV light machine. The guy took our word for it ...
by matt2matt2002
Wed Jul 08, 2015 10:20 am
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Kyzylart - Bor Dobo border crossing (Murghab-Sary Tash)
Replies: 46
Views: 24910

Kyzylart - Bor Dobo border crossing (Murghab-Sary Tash)

On exiting Tajikistan a guard in a blue uniform tries to charge you money for bringing your bike out. Even though it was on top of a jeep. Stand firm. Say no and walk away. On entering Kyrgyzstan ALL money notes are checked individually for forgeries. All notes! Dollars and local. The notes are held...
by matt2matt2002
Wed Jul 08, 2015 10:14 am
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Ishkashim border crossing (and market): open or closed?
Replies: 44
Views: 27376

Re: Wakhan corridor.

It was closed earlier this week due to landslides. No idea if open yet. I'm in Osh now but came from Kohorg to Murgarb last week on the Pamir Highway.
Only reliable info will be in Kohorg.
Good luck.
Matt
by matt2matt2002
Wed Jul 01, 2015 12:43 pm
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Imigration card scam...
Replies: 14
Views: 6405

Re: Imigration card scam...

Thanks for this information.
I !made sure I received a card when I crossed into Tajikistan at the Batken Isfarna border, a week ago.
I am so going to enjoy presenting it to the guard!

I have also heard that they ask for a purchase receipt for bikes, from cyclists.
I am writing my own one out!