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by jvjjjvvv
Thu Jun 09, 2022 6:31 pm
Forum: Tajikistan
Topic: Homestay nights vs Tent nights along the Pamir highway (Wakhan valley)
Replies: 14
Views: 907

Re: Homestay nights vs Tent nights along the Pamir highway (Wakhan valley)

Hello! One extra question (might be a very ignorant one): these homestays have electricity, meaning a socket where a phone can be charged? All? Some? A few?
by jvjjjvvv
Sun Jun 05, 2022 6:57 pm
Forum: Tajikistan
Topic: Where to leave valuables in Dushanbe for 3-4 weeks? (train station? bank?)
Replies: 1
Views: 283

Where to leave valuables in Dushanbe for 3-4 weeks? (train station? bank?)

Hello all, I don't intend to carry my work laptop with me during my Pamir cycling trip, and I was wondering if other people have already had the need to keep their valuables safe for a few weeks and then getting them back again. I know that asking either a hotel or a stranger to keep them seems the ...
by jvjjjvvv
Sun Jun 05, 2022 1:14 am
Forum: Tajikistan
Topic: What kind of bicycle tires should I have for the Pamir Highway (via Wakhan valley)?
Replies: 5
Views: 418

Re: What kind of bicycle tires should I have for the Pamir Highway (via Wakhan valley)?

Thank you all, I am now pretty determined to buy something better. I'll check these Schwalbe Marathon Mondial tires, for example...
by jvjjjvvv
Sat Jun 04, 2022 9:09 am
Forum: Tajikistan
Topic: Homestay nights vs Tent nights along the Pamir highway (Wakhan valley)
Replies: 14
Views: 907

Re: Homestay nights vs Tent nights along the Pamir highway (Wakhan valley)

Thank you, very specific. We're carrying a tent indeed (my friend is, not me, but the idea is for the both of us to use it). I'll remember what you said about the Khargush pass, as it's definitely on our route.
by jvjjjvvv
Fri Jun 03, 2022 5:49 pm
Forum: Tajikistan
Topic: What kind of bicycle tires should I have for the Pamir Highway (via Wakhan valley)?
Replies: 5
Views: 418

What kind of bicycle tires should I have for the Pamir Highway (via Wakhan valley)?

I have tried to check this online but there isn't much info. And the Caravanistan page itself states that there is no need for MTB tires but I wanted to have other opinions. I actually don't know much about bikes (my travel companion does, luckily). Currently, my bicycle has rather wide mountain bik...
by jvjjjvvv
Fri Jun 03, 2022 2:07 pm
Forum: Tajikistan
Topic: Homestay nights vs Tent nights along the Pamir highway (Wakhan valley)
Replies: 14
Views: 907

Re: Homestay nights vs Tent nights along the Pamir highway (Wakhan valley)

Thanks, I actually didn't think there would be options to stay indoors all along the way. I think I'll bring a sleeping bag anyway because it seems safer, but whenever possible we'll stay with people. And yes, I intended to give them money always. I wasn't sure what to do in the event that they insi...
by jvjjjvvv
Fri Jun 03, 2022 1:44 pm
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Border crossing Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan) -> Almaty (Kazakhstan)
Replies: 19
Views: 1724

Re: Border crossing Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan) -> Almaty (Kazakhstan)

I didn't have the experience yet myself, but in a different post someone replied that vaccination certificates are good enough as long as your country is on a list they work with. Weirdly, Germany appears not to be on that list: https://new.wpk.kz/covid-19_kz_eng The original comment is on this thre...
by jvjjjvvv
Fri Jun 03, 2022 11:44 am
Forum: Tajikistan
Topic: Homestay nights vs Tent nights along the Pamir highway (Wakhan valley)
Replies: 14
Views: 907

Re: Homestay nights vs Tent nights along the Pamir highway (Wakhan valley)

PS: General tips about apparent temperature while cycling would also be welcome. I've read all the basic information but I am not very sure what to pack exactly if I want to carry minimum weight and at the same time be ready for both strong heat and strong cold. Along this route, in August, how ofte...
by jvjjjvvv
Fri Jun 03, 2022 11:33 am
Forum: Tajikistan
Topic: Homestay nights vs Tent nights along the Pamir highway (Wakhan valley)
Replies: 14
Views: 907

Homestay nights vs Tent nights along the Pamir highway (Wakhan valley)

Hi all, If circumstances allow, I plan to cycle along the Pamir Highway with a friend starting around early August. In theory we would only cycle from Dushanbe to Murghab, taking the Wakhan valley detour. Then once in Murghab the idea would be to ride on some transport back to Dushanbe (I hope that ...
by jvjjjvvv
Sun May 29, 2022 11:39 am
Forum: Kazakhstan
Topic: Kazakhstan corona travel restrictions Q&A
Replies: 103
Views: 25392

Re: Kazakhstan corona travel restrictions Q&A

Entry on 22 May 2022. I can confirm that PCR test is needed, except you have vaccination certificate from these countries: Argentina, Armenia, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Estonia, Georgia, Great Britain, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iran, Jap...