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1: Dushanbe-Samarkand: got to the west station by cab (30 somoni) then shared another cab (40 somoni) to the Denau border. Arriving at the border, the black market som sellers came to me and I bought at a rate of 1USD for 4000…
Hi, I am planning a trip to Uzbekistan and Iran next year.
I would like to know, if anyone knows it, how are internal flights in Uzebekistan (frequent, reliable, and so) and if it's a better choice to move around by plane or by train/car. I will be alone, so I won't drive.
And, last but not least, does anyone know if there are flights from sarmarcanda to any city in Iran? I wouldn't want to pass by Turkmenistan by land, so I would like to flight, but would like to avoid Tashkent and flight from/…
I will be in Uzbekistan 4-19 November. I will likely spend a couple of days in Tashkent then check off Samarkand, Bukhara, and Khiva. Maybe include a couple of other places time permitting. (Looks like Muynak and the Aral Sea might not work weather-wise).
I'd rather take it easy and feel my way along. I've got my Tashkent hotel on arrival booked but nothing else. Can I relax and book the rest of the trip back to Tahkent--hotels, trains busses, etc--as I go? I don't mind a little uncertainty as…
I hope the following maybe of interest to someone. After being unable to get a definite start date for a Pamir road trip from Osh to Dushanbe ,l decided to try the other way around after reading that you can get from Dushanbe to Khorog via regular transport.
To this end l departed Osh at 07.00 150 som via taxi to the border ,there were about 50 people waiting to cross . I wont go into detail ,but it took about 45 mins. Lots of taxi's waiting ,waited 15 mins for it to fill up then 40 mins and…
I am solo backpacker, Pakistani national and Dubai resident.
My LOI is in process, possibly I would be receiving my eVisa (as told by travel agent) by next week.
So I will be getting my visa on Tashkent airport?
I am intending to arrive on 26th Oct and will be leaving by late night in 30th-Oct, how to utilize this time in best possible way?
I want to visit Bukhara, Samarkand and Tashkent (city tour)
Some tips for planning, how to get around. I read a lot about black market how to change $ in to…
I only have 15 nights in Uzbekistan. I am debating whether I should go to Nukus to approach Muynak and the Aral Sea. I am wondering if it is worth it and not a form of reality "porn", a way to satisfy a sick fascination. I am sure it would be depressing to witness such environmental degradation, proof humanity might be a failed species. But I am also an ardent learner and (I hope) a good world citizen.
Any thoughts on the subject? Maybe from someone who has been there?
Here my situation: i entrered Uzbekistan with approx. 350 dollars, which I all declared. I was planning to withdraw dollars in Tachkent, in a bank or at an ATM, but I haven't found one that was working, so finally a friend hired me dollars through western union. He sent me 600 usd. So now I have around 700 dollars. I'm gonna spend a part of it during my stay (one week or so) but considering the prices here, I'm not sure I'll be able to get back to less than 350 dollars before…
Hello fellow travelers.
I will arrive at Tashkent airport from California 7:30 a.m. on 4 November. I will leave from the same airport 9a.m. 19 November. So, I have about 15 full days in Uzbekistan. Besides Tashkent I'd like to at least see Nukus, Khiva, Bukhara, and Smarkand.
Of course I can always try to slip somewhere else in. Looking at a map, I wonder if there is a better logic in doing these cities. I was thinking that since I'll be a zombie anyway with all the flying from…
I arrived in Bukhara yesterday. I visited Capital Bank(for VISA card) and Asaka bank(for MASTER card) for get a cash. I have two deposit cards. each card is printed "VISA" and "MASTER".
but their machines(it
s not ATM. it looks like credit card reader) refused to my card.
I dont know what is wrong. I wonder if I can use deposit card in Uzbekistan.
If anyone know about it, pls make a reply.
Thanks in advance!