Country in the mid-east of Central Asia having Bishkek as its capital.

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What are the transport options from Tashkent, Uzbekistan into Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan?

I'm travelling to Tashkent, Uzbekistan in mid-June. What are the transport options going to Kyrgyzstan/Kazakhstan and back regarding time/cost/ease of arranging? Specifically I'm interested in ...
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Uzbekistan-Kyrgyzstan border crossing by bus/train without passing Kazakhstan, possible?

I'm planning a trip by bus or train, even a shared taxi if necessary (but I prefer train), from Uzbekistan to Kyrgyzstan, but I don't plan to get a Kazakhstan visa, so better not to go through ...
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Is travelling through all central Asian countries (Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan) possible only with transit visas?

I'm a Chinese national, living in Belgium right now. I am thinking of departing from Azerbaijan, then taking a ferry to Turkmenistan, then Uzbekistan and maybe Kyrgyzstan, finally arrive in ...
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Costs of tour in Kyrgyzstan [closed]

Though I have some experience with travelling/backpacking through Asia (India, Nepal, East-Asia) this year will be the first time I visit a country like Kyrgyzstan and will also be the first time I ...
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Central Asia in 2012: Tajikistan or Kyrgyzstan?

The other day, Lonely Planet published an article on the Top 10 best value destinations for 2012. One of the destinations which lured my attention is Tajikistan. According to LP, one of Tajikistan's ...
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What time is the daily train from Balykchy on Lake Issyk-Kul to Bishkek?

There is a train line from Bishkek to Balykchy, on Lake Issyk-Kul, in Kyrgyzstan. The train leaves Bishkek at 6.40am, and takes around 4 hours. This is slower than minibuses or shared taxis, which I ...
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Bishkek (or Almaty) to Novosibirsk next week

Next week I'll be leaving Bishkek - a little short on time, and need to hot-foot it to Novosibirsk, Siberia. Probably on Monday night or Tuesday day, depending on schedules. Is there a direct train, ...
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Is the Pamir highway passable in early October?

A friend of mine is planning a trip through "the 'Stans" including the Pamir Highway but given its extreme altitude he is worried about whether it will be open or passable or safe at the beginning of ...
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Dushanbe to Bishkek overland - options?

So after having to dash back to Dushanbe for some emergency medical supplies, I'm now short on time - and won't fit in the Pamirs this trip...but I'll HAVE to come back :) Anyway, I now need to get ...
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Roughly how long does the Pamir Highway take to do?

I'm heading into Tajikistan on Friday (to Dushanbe). I aim to go around to Khorog and then via the Pamir highway to Kyrgyzstan. I'm unsure as to how long to allow for this part of the trip, or how ...