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I am going to uzbkistan on the first week of September I have some question as below
1. I have some Euro on hand, should I bring it or I better change to USD before hand?
2. Urgut market (from samarkand)I know it will be lively and busy on every sunday. Is it open on Sunday only ? What about the week day?
3. Is there any cultural village not far from bukhara or samarkand or tashkent I can visit for a day trip?
4. Anyone can advise the bus time from Tashkent to Fergana valley. I am thinking of visit…

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uzbek money

Is it allowed to bring uzbek money int uzbekistan? Do I have to put it into the formular, when I enter uzbekistan?

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I'm hoping to cross to Tajikistan tomorrow (6/25) via the Oybek border crossing.
I've heard that it is not open right now (at least to locals?) because of the meeting that is going on in Tashkent until the end of the 25th.
I'm a) looking for anyone planning to cross tomorrow and b) wondering if anyone has crossed in the last two or three days successfully.

Thanks!

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Hi!
Do anyone have any recommendation of a tourist company I can contact to help me get the Letter of Invitation to Uzbekistan?

Best regards, Emilie

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Does anyone have any up to date information for crossing the border between Uzbekistan and Tajikistan on a bike to get from Samarkand to Dushanbe?

Would love to cycle the shorter route from Samarkand to Dushanbe via Panjakent. All the internet advice is that this border is closed, but a local said the border was only closed to vehicles, but open to pedestrians and cyclists.

Other option is take the much longer route and cross the Uzbek/Tajik border near Denow and get into Dushanbe that way.

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Hello. ill be in Tashkent soon and would like to visit the Fergana Valley. Can anyone reccomend cheaper hotels or homestays/? Also looking for a travel partner too.. Any info or advice appreciated. While im at it, is the border with kyrgyzstan open in the valley thx.

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How safe is it to travel in Uzbekistan? If you have recently travelled there or live there please contribute your thoughts.

thanks

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For those who arranged your tour/travels in Uzbekistan with a travel consultant/agency/operator, can you please kindly share if you negotiated to lower the tour price that the travel consultant/agency/operator quoted you?
Thanks much and look forward to responses.

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The visa fee for a French passport is $100 less than for a US passport. I possess both passports. But I reside in the US.
Does anyone know if Uzbekistan would oblige me to get the visa with my US rather than my French passport since I do not live in France? China has that annoying--and expensive--rule. I won't be in France before I go to Uzbekistan, so I'll have to send my passport to the Uzbekistan embassy in Washington.
Thanks in advance.

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Is it possible in Tashkent to withdraw dollars not the local currency from ATM or Bank? If it is does the Uzbek bank tax me somehow? I prefer to withdraw dollar and then to exchange them on the street instead of official offices.