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by steven
Tue Jan 30, 2024 4:25 am
Forum: Others
Topic: Baku hotels with early check-in flexibility
Replies: 5
Views: 994

Re: Baku hotels with early check-in flexibility

Yes, both Baku and Aqtau are more business travel than tourist destinations so they are used to getting your business anyway. Pay another night or perhaps "day use", which is becoming more popular with several sites offering this service, or otherwise drop your bags and explore the city until you ca...
by steven
Mon Jan 22, 2024 12:47 am
Forum: Uzbekistan
Topic: Tashkent: Gulnara guesthouse closed?
Replies: 2
Views: 1038

Re: Tashkent: Gulnara guesthouse closed?

Sounds closed. I don't have details. It was a nice place back in the day when options were very limited for budget travelers. These days you do have a bunch of options (although it pays to book in advance in high season).
by steven
Mon Jan 22, 2024 12:42 am
Forum: Uzbekistan
Topic: I can’t take out a second mortgage…
Replies: 4
Views: 884

Re: I can’t take out a second mortgage…

We don't work with any rental companies in Uzbekistan anymore cos we couldn't honestly recommend anyone decent...I agree it is a problem to find someone reliable. But you certainly don't need a 4x4 for Uzbekistan, it's mostly flat and the roads are decent. So if it's just you, get the cheapest car y...
by steven
Mon Jan 22, 2024 12:37 am
Forum: Uzbekistan
Topic: Gasoline
Replies: 6
Views: 1012

Re: Gasoline

Seeing how the most common vehicle in rural areas is still a beat-up Lada from Soviet times, it is certainly possible to do it without a 4x4. I've driven all over Central Asia in a 1998 Honda CR-V. Repairs were needed but we got everywhere on the local fuel.
by steven
Mon Jan 22, 2024 12:33 am
Forum: Itineraries & trip reports
Topic: Driving from UK to China summer 2024
Replies: 2
Views: 1091

Re: Driving from UK to China summer 2024

Horizons Unlimited forum is the first place I would ask, lots of knowledge there.
by steven
Mon Jan 08, 2024 6:59 am
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: UK to India via russia & china
Replies: 2
Views: 677

Re: UK to India via russia & china

For question 1. You can take a ferry with the car across the Caspian Sea from Baku to either Turkmenistan or Kazakhstan.
by steven
Tue Jan 02, 2024 8:44 am
Forum: Turkmenistan
Topic: Yorga Travel
Replies: 5
Views: 2464

Re: Yorga Travel

There are always these little agencies popping up. It's usually former guides from Owadan who decide to take some clients with them and start on their own. It usually ends quickly as these people do not have a license.
by steven
Wed Dec 20, 2023 5:16 am
Forum: Kazakhstan
Topic: poperechnoe in December
Replies: 5
Views: 2103

Re: poperechnoe in December

Great to read that!
by steven
Thu Dec 14, 2023 5:07 am
Forum: Kazakhstan
Topic: poperechnoe in December
Replies: 5
Views: 2103

Re: poperechnoe in December

We organise everything in Poperechnoe through Valeriya: https://caravanistan.com/tour_operator/valeriya/

She will need some money from you to organise it, though. If nothing else, at least you can quickly ask if it is a possibility.

Hope this reaches you on time!
by steven
Thu Dec 14, 2023 5:04 am
Forum: Tajikistan
Topic: Pamir Highway on your own
Replies: 15
Views: 4101

Re: Pamir Highway on your own

Hello everyone, thank you so much for your all answers. Please don't feel yourselves offended, but I've the impression that we are straying a bit from my question. The topic of the current situation on the Kyrgyz-Tajik border ( particularly the Kyzylart – Bor Dobocan crossing on the road from Sary ...