A country in Central Asia surrounded by Kazakhstan and the Aral Sea to the north/northwest, Turkmenistan to the southwest, Tajikistan to the southeast, and Kyrgyzstan to the northeast. It has its own language closely related to Turkish.

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Turkmenistan visa in Uzbekistan?

I'll be passing through Uzbekistan shortly, and am considering getting a Turkmenistan visa for a quick visit into there. What locations can I get this at, and any idea how long it will take to ...
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What type of tea is used in Central Asia, especially Uzbekistan?

When travelling throughout Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and to a lesser extent, Kazakhstan last year as a guest I was always offered tea, or chai. It was typically black, sometimes green, in a ...
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Khiva to Bukhara (Uzbekistan) for solo traveller

I'm looking into how to get to Bukhara. I've been offered a shared taxi at USD 80 (200,000 soms). The Lonely Planet claims it should be about USD 15. I realise it's been a year since this was ...
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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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Kazakhstan visa in Uzbekistan?

I'll be passing through Uzbekistan shortly, and will need another Kazakhstan tourist visa before I head back there. What locations can I get this at, and any idea how long it will take to achieve?
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Khiva to Urgench for 8:40 am flight

Is it reasonable to get from Khiva to Urgench for a 8:40 am flight to Taskkent? I was planning to get a hotel in Urgench the night before, but the only hotel in Urgench (online, at least) is the ...
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Aktau, Kazakhstan to Bukhara, Uzbekistan?

I'm currently in Aqtau/Aktau, Kazakhstan. The trains look really tricky to get to Bukhara, and I'm wondering if there's a better way, as currently it looks like going back up the line to Beynou (no ...