Views:
29
Replies:
4

Boysun/Baysun and Nuratau Reserve

Hey,
we are planning to visit Uzbekistan next May or June.
Has anybody been to the city of Boysun and the surronding. I read it`s famous for the traditional live and also the nature.
And we are also thinking about a visit to the Nuratau Reserve north of Samarkand for hiking and stay at local homes.
How has been there? How to get there?
Are this places worth a visit?

Thanks for feedback
Ben

Views:
65
Replies:
3

Conditions of Tashkent international terminal

Hi,
I'm planning a week of travel to Uzbekistan. My flight should depart from Tashkent at 6:30 and I've read that it is needed to arrive 3 hours prior the departure for international flights (this means at 3:30).
Is it worth to sleeping in terminal arriving in the late evening? Paying a room in Tashkent for few hours during the night seems useless.

Thanks

Views:
339
Replies:
21

Black Market

Hi,
I'm confused about changing money in Uzbekistan. I will be bring US dollars. I've read plenty about the black market but also about border officials checking your receipts for money changed etc.
Can someone tell me if it is ok to change money on the black market or must we use banks?
Thanks

Views:
246
Replies:
6

Visa

Hello everyone,

I am planning a Central Asian backpacking trip as part of my gap year. I've got most issues sorted out because it seems that visa requirements for Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan are very light for UK citizens; the Tajik visa doesn't seem to be too much of a bother either.
However, I'm a bit worried about the Uzbek one. I have read stories of people waiting three weeks in Bishkek for their visa to process, while the Tajik one took half an hour. Bishkek is the place where I'd like to…

Views:
109
Replies:
4

special permit for Termez

Dear all,

According to this site : http://eurasia.travel/uzbekistan/cities/termiz/
"There is some confusion over whether you need a permit from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to visit Termez and Surkhandarya, it's worth checking with an agency"

Does any of you have recent informations about that ? What seems to be clear is that some sites require a special permit, issues by "UZBEKTOURISM" (exemple : Kara-Tepe). But according to this site : http://www.afs-research.com/index.php/en/analitika-2/

Views:
134
Replies:
1

Error on my visa

Hi Everyone,

I have a tourist visa for Uzbekistan, but I noticed that my middle name is spelled with one letter off. I don't know if I made the mistake or they did. I called the embassy and they said it wouldn't matter, that the passport number is the important thing. Still I've always heard that Uzbek officials are sticklers for detail. Should I be worried about this, and what, if anything, can I do?

Thanks.

Views:
285
Replies:
8

Letter of Invitation

I am a Canadian citizen hoping to visit Uzbekistan this year. Do I need a Letter of Invitation to get a visa? The Lonely Planet book says on page 138 it says Canadians are exempt. On page 225 it says we do need a Letter of Invitation..
"Uzbek visa rules depend entirely on the state of Uzbekistan's relation with your county's government. At the time of writing, citizens of the following countries were exempt from Letters of Invitation: Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, S

Views:
299
Replies:
8

Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan April 2015

Hi All,

My name is Barbara, I am a 30 y/o Italian girl and I am planning a trip to Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan for beginning of April next year. I will spend around 6 days in each country, please let me know if you are planning the same trip as I would like to find some travel mates and share the costs of travels.

If interested, please drop an e-mail to <snip>

Cheers!
Barbara

Views:
265
Replies:
4

Language ettiquette in Uzbekistan

I know most people in Uzbekistan will speak Russian. Is it good form to launch directly into Russian or would that be deemed rude? Should I first ask "do you speak Russian" in Uzbek? Will most signs (on storefronts, etc) be in Uzbek or Russian?

Views:
206
Replies:
5

Proof of onward traveling/accomodation in Central Asian visas

Hi folks

I am planning to travel overland through Central Asia and I am wondering if when getting visas at cosulates/embassies they actually ask you for proof of onward travelling/hotel bookings and similar staff. I am in the know about LOIs and how to get them, my only doubt now are those requirements.

In all official websites they are stated... but im my previous trip overlanding to China via Turkey, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, China I was never asked for such things in the end.

A hug and…