Central Asia

Central Asia is the beginning of the adventure for Nomadxpress. We are not going to touch all the “-stans” countries. But we hope to get involved with the local people and customs despite the comunication and weather difficulties.

OUR CENTRAL ASIA LOG (July – August 2016):

01/07 – 05/07: Baku > Aktau (KAZ) – 500 km

06/07:  Aktau > Shetpe > Kungrad (Uzbekistan)  – 161 + 705  km

  • by marshrutka, approx. 3 €, bought at Aktau’s bus terminal
  • by train, approx. 37 €, bought at Shepte’s train station

07/07:  Kungrad > Nukus – 107 km

  • by train, we did not pay : )

08/07:  Nukus > Buston > Khiva – 161 + 80 km

  • by bus, 1.25 €, paid to the driver at Nukus’ bus terminal
  • by marshrutka + shared taxi, 0.60 € + 0.60 €, paid to the drivers

11/07:  Khiva > Urgench > Bukhara – 31 + 424 Km

  • by shared taxi, 1.5 € paid to the driver
  • by shared taxi, 8.80 €, paid to the driver

13/07:  Bukhara > Navoi> Nurata> Dungalok – 115km + 72km + 100 km

  • by shared taxi to Nurata, 25.000 som (approx. 3.5 €), paid to the driver
  • by shared taxi to Dungalok, 55.000 som (approx. 8 €), paid to the driver

14/07:  Dungalok > Nurata > Navoi > Samarkand  – 100km + 72 km + 160 km

  • by shared taxi to Nurata, 50.000 som (approx. 7.20 €), paid to the driver
  • by shared taxi to Navoi, 8.000 som (approx. 1.20 €), paid to the driver
  • bus to samarkand, 15.000 som (approx. 2.20 €) , paid to the driver at Navoi bus terminal

16/07:  Samarkand > Tashkent  – 305 km

  • by shared taxi, 4.20 €, paid to the driver

19/07:  Tashkent > Kokand > Fergana – 237 + 86 Km

  • by shared taxi, 4.70 € paid to the driver
  • by shared taxi, 2.35 €, paid to the driver

20/07:  Fergana > Margilan > Andijan  – 17 + 77 km

  • by marshrutka, 0.15 €, paid to the driver
  • by marshrutka, 0.78 €, paid to the driver

21/07: Andijan > Kokand > Besharyk > Border UZB – TAJ > Konibodom (TAJ) > Khujand (TAJ) – 129 + 35 + 15 +10 + 80  km

  • by shared taxi, 3.10 €, paid to the driver
  • by marshrutka, 0.50 €, paid to the driver
  • by marshrutka, 0.75 €, paid to the driver
  • by marshrutka, 0.25 €, paid to the driver
  • by marshrutka, 0.85 €, paid to the driver

22/07:  Khujand > Istaravshan > Sarytag  – 80 + 155  km

  • by marshrutka, approx. 0.85 €, paid to the driver
  • by shared taxi, approx. 18 €, paid to the driver

23/07:  Sarytag > Iskander-Kul > Dushanbe – 11 + 134 km

  • on foot
  • by hitchhiking / shared taxi, approx. 3.5 €, paid to the driver

26/07:  Dushanbe > Kulob > Shurabad  – 195 + 30 km

  • by bus, 3 €, bought at Dushanbe bus terminal
  • by shared taxi, approx. 1.20 € paid to the driver

27/07:  Shurabad > Kalaikhum – 139 Km

  • by shared taxi, approx. 15 € paid to the driver

28/07:  Kalaikhum > Khorog  – 242 km

  • by shared taxi, approx. 12 €, paid to the driver

30/07:  Khorog > Langar  – 150 km

  • by shared taxi, approx. 10.50 €, paid to the driver

31/07:  Langar > Bulunkul – 85 Km

  • by shared taxi, approx. 14 € paid to the driver

01/08:  Bulunkul > Alichur > Murghab  – 35 + 90 km

  • by hitchhiking
  • by hitchhiking

02/08:  Murghab > Osh (Kyrgyzstan)  – 411 km

  • by shared taxi, approx. 18.80 €, paid to the driver

04/08:  Osh > Jalal-Abad > Bazar Korgon > Arslanbob  – 110 + 29 + 50 km

  • by marshrutka, approx. 1.60 €, bought at Osh bus terminal
  • by marshrutka, approx. 0.40 €, paid to the driver
  • by marshrutka, approx. 0.80 €, paid to the driver

08/08:  Arslanbob > Osh-Bishkek road > Kochkor Ata > Toktogul  – 39 + 33 + 165  Km

  • by marshrutka, approx. 0.66 €, paid to the driver
  • by marshrutka, approx. 0.40 € paid to the driver
  • by shared taxi, approx. 3.30 € paid to the driver

10/08:  Toktogul > Bishkek-Kochkor intersection > Kyzyl-Oi > Aral > Djanaryk  – 137 + 54 + 35 + 56 Km

  • by hitchhiking
  • by hitchhiking
  • by hitchhiking
  • by hitchhiking

11-12/08:  Djanaryk > Tuz-Ashu (Song-Kol) > Djanaryk  – 24 + 24 Km

  • on foot
  • by horse

12/08:  Djanaryk > Kochkor > Balykchy > Ak Say – 71 + 66 + 79 Km

  • by hitchhiking
  • by shared taxi, 150 KGZ Som (approx. 2 €), paid to the driver
  • by shared taxi, 150 KGZ Som (approx. 2 €), paid to the driver

13/08:  Ak Say > Tosor – 54 Km

  • by marshrutka, 100 KGZ Som (approx. 1.33 €), paid to the driver

14/08:  Tosor > Skazka Valley > Bishkek – 11 + 290 Km

  • by hostel transfer, 30 KGZ Som (approx. 0.40 €), paid to the driver
  • by marshrutka, 300 KGZ Som (approx. 4 €), paid to the driver

16/08:  Bishkek > Alplager > Bishkek – 40 + 40 Km

  • by marshrutka, 100 KGZ Som (approx. 1,33 €), paid to the driver
  • by hitchhiking

18/08:  Bishkek > KGZ – KAZ border > Almaty (KAZ) – 238 Km

  • by marshrutka, 400 KGZ Som (approx. 5.33 €), bought at bus terminal

21/08:  Almaty > Astana – 1215 Km

  • by bus, 5500 Tenge (approx. 14.50 €), bought at bus terminal

25/08:  Astana > Malinovka > Korghalzyn – 35 + 95 Km

  • by marshrutka, 400 Tenge (approx. 1.05 €), bought at Astana’s bus terminal
  • by marshrutka, 1000 Tenge (approx. 2.63 €), paid to the driver

26/08:  Korghalzyn > Burabay – 378 Km

  • by shared taxi, 5000 Tenge (approx. 13.15 €), paid to the driver

28/08:  Burabay > Astana – 259 Km

  • by shared taxi, 2000 Tenge (approx. 5.25 €), paid to the driver

31/08:  Astana > Olgii – 1851 Km

  • by bus (running every 7-10 days), 9050 Tenge (approx. 23.80 €), bought at Astana’s bus station.

 

 

 

 

 

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