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Samerkand to Fergana

Hi,
We are wanting to visit the Kumtepa Bazaar which is on a Sunday. I am trying to sort a workable itinerary!
I am looking at going from Samerkand to Fergana in one day - is this doable?
I am thinking of the train from Samerkand to Tashkent and then a shared taxi to Fergana?
Or is there a shared taxi directly from Samerkand?
Many thanks

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Buying Original Canon lenses in Tashkent

Hi Travelmates,

We're currently in Fergana, Uzbekistan and unfortunately the camera lens for my Canon EOS 50D broke down recently. Where would you recommend me to get a new lens? I thought that the best option might be in Tashkent. Can you recommend and store where I could buy an original lens for my DSLR? (A good selection would be great, but I'm not that picky anymore - I really just need to fix my camera ASAP)

Thanks!
Stephan

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Changing money at Tashkent airport

Could anyone suggest how much cash I need to change on arrival at Tashkent airport to pay for transport into the city?

Given I'm likely to get a low exchange rate for my US dollars at the airport, I want to change as little as possible! (Unless there's an ATM there!) So could anyone tell me the cost of:

Bus to the city and metro to Chorzu Bazaar (and how long would that take?) Or if I'm short of time, a taxi from the airport to Chorzu?

Also, to give me an idea of the general prices of…

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Can local family (friends) provide Letter of Invitation (LOI) visa support for Uzbek Tourist Visa?

Hi all,

Is it possible to use LOI from an Uzbek local family for Uzbek Tourist Visa? Or travel agency is the only way?

Thanks!

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Ayaz Kala yurt camp

Does anyone have any information about how best to travel to and from the Ayaz Kala yurt camp? I'm planning to stay there in mid-October, and am hoping to find a cheaper option than the 100 USD each way quoted to me by Advantour.

Thanks!

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Do higher value notes command a better exchange rate?

Does anyone know if you better rate of exchange for a higher denomination note, say USD50 rather than USD20, on the black market?

Or is the rate the same for all notes, regardless of value?

cheers

PJ

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Tomorrow morning at around 7-8 am, 25th September 2014, from Tashkent, car leaves to Samarkand, 15$ per person .

Hi, tomorrow 25th September 2014, from Tashkent, my colleague leaves to Samarkand on his car for a business trip, you are welcome to join the trip 15$ per person just one way . Brand new car, with an English speaking driver. better than any street taxi.

If you are interested, just let me know +998935504488
Or call driver directly +998935058878, Mr Bahrom

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Sharing a trip from Nukus to Moynak 27.10.14 ?

Anybody who wants to share a trip to Moynak at the end of october? ? It seems to be difficult to find a cheap option to go there... Did anybody ever took the bus and stayed in Hotel Oybek in the last time? Thanks for your response!

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Applying for Iranian Visa in Tashkent

For those who may be interested here's a brief note about my recent experience about applying for a visa for Iran in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.

I applied for the required code in Bishkek in late August using Stantours. I was able to pay the required fee (USD55) in person at Celestial Mountains Tour Agency at 131 Kiev St, Bishkek. This meant I didn't have to try and factor in any bank fees, etc.

I was advised it could take two to three weeks for the code to be sent to me but I was emailed the code…

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Uzbekistan visa - embassy in Germany

Consular service not operational at Uzbek embassy in Berlin (Germany)?

I tried to get a tourist visa for a Swiss passport at the Uzbek embassy in Berlin in Sept 2014. After 4 weeks, the envelope with the passport and visa application returned - unopened.
Since the consular office neither replies (or opens?) emails, nor answers phone calls, it seems that the consular office currently is not operational (currently?).