4 € other things (loundry, bridge crossing, medicaments)
315 € visa incl. DHL fees
Highest point: 1658 m a.s.l
Lowest point: 34 m a.s.l
Uzbek som (there is a black market for the exchange which everyone uses and you get 45% more for your USD)
Average Petrol Price
~ 0.35 Euros per liter
4x wild camping
Between 22 and 44 degrees
Hot and sunny, one heavy storm
Problems / Breakdowns
Martins shoes got stolen infront of the hotel (you are supposed to leave your shoes outside)
One shirt of Xenia got lost/stolen
There is everything between shitty tarmac and good concrete roads
Xenia got bitten by a spider in the Turkmen desert and her arm was swollen and had blisters. Luckily it was fixed pretty quick with some tabletts and cream but she will carry some marks of that.
Visa: A visa is obligatory for most countries. There might be an E-Visa coming but currently you have to apply for the visa somewhere at an Uzbek embassy.
Carnet de Passage: No need for a carnet
Insurance: We did not get an insurance but it is possible if you want one
Quite a flat country, therefore not super interesting for motorbike riding. Nevertheless it is an interesting country with loads of culturel things to visit and lovely people. The traffic was not a problem at all and people drive quite good.
Here some very country specific information:
Petrol can be a big problem (Diesel even a bigger one). On many petrol stations they told us that we won’t get any, as we are tourists and it is limited to 10l per local. You can buy petrol on the black market (along side the road, where you see a bottle standing in front of a place). Make sure you always carry extra petrol and fill up as soon as you can.
Money is a weird thing in Uzbekistan. You can get money out of ATM in big cities but no one does this as you get way more money on the black market. The black market is not really legal but no one cares. In every hotel, on the streets or in shops you can change money 1.4x better than what you would get otherwise. Latest news are, that you now also can change USD to black market prices at the banks. So make sure you bring enough USD!
It is not legal to stay at someones place but you are allowed to camp if you have your own vehicle (Backpackers not really or only if they can proove that they have a tent with them). While exiting the country they might ask you for the hotel registrations but as long as you can proofe that you have a tent with you, you don’t need really need them.
Drones and sertain medication are illegal in Uzbekistan. We had our drone with us but never used it. Still it was a very big risk as they would destroy it if they find it.
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