Asia - Central Asia
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Should i get border-zone permit in Osh, my way: Osh - Sary-tash - Murghab on the Pamir highway(i dont mean Gbao)? i start from Osh by bicycle.
According to Pamirs.org: "Kulma Pass open for tourists - confirmation from Tajik Border Guard commander and Khorog Tourist Office."
So who's going to be the first one to report actually crossing it?
I had some research about visas and now I think that we do not need anymore visas, just they stamp pasport.
This is new to me, anybody could verify please??
With my pasport being from greece I can take "visa on arrival" at the Manas international airport in Bishkek.
does anyone knows if this is also the case in Osh international airport. Thanks a lot anyone who replies.
Need some information on how tom go from Bishkek to Shymkent.
Any help please?
what transport? hours of travel? price/
thanks in advance, Anas
Anyone can give me info about best transportation from Shymkent to Almaty?
what mode of transport? how maNY HOURS? PRICE?
Thanks in advance, Anas
I'm planning a trip on the Pamir Highway from Osh to Dushanbe this August with a few friends in my car (small 4x4 but, alas, quite old). It wouldn't be a proper "tour" of the area, but a part of a much bigger itinerary so it shouldn't take more than the needed 2 or 3 days (of course we'd be taking care of the visas and the special permit for the GBAO area before leaving in the first place).
If some of you more experienced guys could help us understand if we're up to the task, that'd be much appreciated… We've already travelled all around Turkey and Armenia, but this'd be a whole new experience.
Basically, we don't speak russian, tajik nor kyrgyz… is there any way we can communicate with locals, namely local mechanics or roadside assistance in case of emergency (which could mean technical issues with the car, so that's quite tougher to explain than basic needs)? Is ... more »
I'm starting to plan a big overland adventure for May/June/July/August next year. At present, the plan is to head from Beijing, through Ulan Baatar, Irkutsk, Omsk, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Armenia, Turkey, and then through Europe to London.
For the Mongolia - Turkmenistan part of this awesome adventure (or however far is viable) I am considering the logistics of buying a car and driving.
I wanted to see what other travellers thought re: driving Central Asia vs. public transport? Which is more expensive? Which is more of a headache logistically? Which makes for more of an adventure? Where is good to buy and sell a car along this route?
The idea of driving really appeals, but there will be a strict budget, and getting stung with unepected fees is a concern.
Looking forward to hearing your thoughts!
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Does anyone know if the Penjikent/Samarkand Border crossing is open? I saw information announcing it was closed in Jan 2012 but haven't seen anything stating if it was planning to be reopened. I'm going to be in both countries in Sept 2013 and it would be helpful if I didn't have to backtrack to Dushanbe. Thanks!
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I plan to be in Dushanbe on 23 and 24 May and then travel to Khorog on 25 May. Anyone else wanting to go to Khorog to share transport or have a connection to an NGO transport going there? Anyone interested in some sightseeing in Dushanbe?
Any info on flights from Bishkek to Osh?
Schedule? (ealy morning prefered)
Any posibility of internet booking?
thanks in advance
I am traveling with my film camera (Minolta X700) and it is not working today, I am in Tashkent right now.
I think it's because of some mechanical problems, does anyone know where can I find someone to fix it in Tashkent??
Ps. Tasheknt is so beautiful I really want to take some pictures...
Hi everyone, I'm planning a 10-12 day route from Dushanbe (and back) along Pamir Highway.
We're 3 people. I read posts telling price ranges from 500 to 700 us S. Is it correct? What would usually include? I'd like to visit en route sites as far as Murgab at least. Any recommendations?
thnak you all.
I've been asked by the Uzbek embassy in my country for a reservation in a hotel in Uzbekistan, in order to get my uzbek visa.
I'm a budget backpacker, so I'm trying to get this thing as cheap as possible.
Do you know a place like this where I can get a reservation through the web?
I will be ending my Silk road trip in Bishkek in about a week, on the last day I wouldnt mind getting some memorabilia. I dont mean souvenirs per se, just the odd item that will remind me of the area/make some friend happy. Doen anyone have a suggestion on where to go? Like maybe a place that sells old books and photographs (theres such a place in the entrance to the Museum of Art in Tashkent), a place with nice and affordable craft items (heard about the Asia Art gallery on Udschi Kochasi), some store off the map with cool stuff...?
Thanks for the info
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