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Where and When to meet up?!
Posted November 28th, 2012 - 3:17 pm by from Tashkent, Uzbekistan (Permalink)
dear 50s+ Travellers,
We are discussing some options at:
Isn't it about time we arrange another 50+ international meeting?!
Also:
Where and When to meet up?!
May be in Uzbekistan?!



Halima

Posted November 28th, 2012 - 9:06 pm from Camden, United States
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Posted November 28th, 2012 - 9:29 pm by from Portsmouth, England (Permalink)
http://www.couchsurfing.org/group_read.html?gid=2164&post=13809440

Posted November 28th, 2012 - 10:06 pm from Invercargill, New Zealand
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Posted December 4th, 2012 - 4:22 am by from Tashkent, Uzbekistan (Permalink)
hi grood,
@"yes indeed you do appear to be at the centre of the world ... "!
INDEED!
At the thread:
Isn't it about time we arrange another 50+ international meeting?!
http://bit.ly/TySfM0
I've read posts of:
BETSYTAYLOR from Saint Petersburg, United States
Galina Naydenova from Saint Petersburg, Russia
Where can they meet? Of course in Uzbekistan,where my beloved Ferghana is built like the Old Saint Petersburg of 1876...
Halima

Posted December 5th, 2012 - 9:58 am by from Tashkent, Uzbekistan (Permalink)
Wondered to read that
@Galina Naydenova is from Saint Petersburg, Russia
and
@BETSYTAYLOR is from Saint Petersburg, United States
and that
@ILULA is from Tbilisi, Georgia,
Georgia's unhappy history.Divided loyalties
DONALD RAYFIELD, author of a new history of Georgia, explains the country's long and troubled relationships with Russia and the West.
Video: Author Donald Rayfield explains Georgia's long and troubled relationships with Russia and the West
http://econ.st/ViwXlG
http://www.economist.com/blogs/prospero/2012/12/georgias-unhappy-history?fsrc=scn/tw/te/bl/dividedloyalties
So mysterious to read about cities with the same name,but located so far from each other...
Halima

Posted December 5th, 2012 - 2:42 pm from Ottawa, Canada
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Posted December 5th, 2012 - 3:23 pm by from Tashkent, Uzbekistan (Permalink)
George,
Ich mag Deine Posten,aber diese?!
Nicht umsonst sind da im Deutsch 2 Woerter:
Ein/e Augenzeuge und ein/e Ohrenzeuge...
Leider, dass Du nur ein Ohrenzeuge bist...Darueber meine ich Deine Kenntnisse ueber Stan Laender...
Halima

Posted December 5th, 2012 - 5:08 pm from Ottawa, Canada
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Posted December 5th, 2012 - 5:51 pm by from Tashkent, Uzbekistan (Permalink)
Georg,
Deine asiatischen Beschreibungen sind fern von den realen
Halima

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Posted November 29th, 2012 - 4:07 am by from Tashkent, Uzbekistan (Permalink)
Hi J Carl,
may be these links would be helpful for you?
http://www.visit-uzbekistan.com/uzbekistan/flights/index.php?city=urumqi
http://www.jetradar.com/flights/Urumqi-URC-to-Tashkent-TAS/
Carl,
I'd call to our airport and ask about fares for"the air ticket is from Urumqi - Tashkent - Urumqi".
today is very easy to get into Uzbekistan from China.Compare these 2 maps:




Halima

Posted November 29th, 2012 - 5:04 am from Victoria, Canada
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Posted November 29th, 2012 - 6:23 am by from Tashkent, Uzbekistan (Permalink)
Hi Patty,
there are almost about 10 Stan Countries.. and every has its own fragnance..
I see that you are an unrested traveler!!! But me only a host...
I have all things to be a traveler like you too,but may be I am a procrastinator?!
am just reading this:
In praise of tomorrow
John Perry's quest to make life easier for the procrastinator
http://www.paloaltoonline.com/weekly/story.php?story_id=18049
guess that the first to-do is to define:
Where and When to meet up?!
Halima

Posted November 29th, 2012 - 6:31 am from Victoria, Canada
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Posted November 29th, 2012 - 7:45 am by from Tashkent, Uzbekistan (Permalink)
@Patty,
You've counted 7 "stans" - the 5 your map shows, plus Pakistan and Afghanistan.What are the others?..
hmmm, Tatarstan,Bashkirtostan, Dagestan, Armenia is called Ayastan, even the whole peninsula is called Hindustan.
Halima

Posted November 29th, 2012 - 7:30 am from Tacoma, United States
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Posted November 29th, 2012 - 9:20 am by from Tashkent, Uzbekistan (Permalink)
Thank to Anne,aka ATERRY from Santa Rosa, United States,
we can see/read following options:
@'I went through the thread and as of November 28th, we have the following places and number of people interested.
Place Mentioned: People Interested:

Costa Rica 3
India 1
France 7
Europe in general 2
Uzbekistan 2
Tahiti 1
Walla Walla, WA, USA 1
Greece 1
Croatia 1
Spain 1
Argentina 2
Italy 1
Ireland 1
thank you,Anne!
Halima


Posted November 29th, 2012 - 11:32 pm from Victoria, Canada
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Posted November 30th, 2012 - 1:36 pm by from Tashkent, Uzbekistan (Permalink)
hi Partty,assume that You have some Russian Blood?!
As a linguist I know and believe that You'd get very soon good results.
Halima

Posted November 30th, 2012 - 2:24 pm by from Stoke-on-Trent, England (Permalink)
I would love to travel to Uzbekistan - unfortunately, I not allowed to take flights that are longer than 4 hours at the moment so all 'long haul' travelling is on hold :(

Posted November 30th, 2012 - 3:49 pm by from Tashkent, Uzbekistan (Permalink)
KATTY,
You can go to Moscow or Petersburg by train or by bus and then head by train to Tashkent.
Halima

Posted November 30th, 2012 - 3:57 pm from Victoria, Canada
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Posted November 30th, 2012 - 4:41 pm by from Curitiba, Brazil (Permalink)
Halima:
You can go to Moscow or Petersburg by train or by bus and then head by train to Tashkent.

mmm... around april/may2013 I have 2 weeks off...

How far/how much is this train trip: Petersburg-Tashkent?

Maybe a bike tour Tashkent-Samarkand could be on programme?...

Dreaming,

Emi.

Posted November 30th, 2012 - 5:16 pm by from Tashkent, Uzbekistan (Permalink)
from Rio to ST. PETERSBURG flight X Hours, from there to Moscow only some 5-6 hours,usually at night,then from MOSCOW till TASHKENT by train 2-3days,by plane 4-5 hours.
by bike from Tashkent till Samarkand 90KM *4TIMES HORSE FORRAY=also from one caravansaray to the other=90 kms, altogether one must stay at 4 caravansarays=360 kms,by bus 5 hours, by car/minivan with 10 persons 3-4 hours...
Halima

Posted November 30th, 2012 - 9:26 pm from Camden, United States
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Posted December 1st, 2012 - 1:06 am by from Curitiba, Brazil (Permalink)
thanks, Halima!

Posted November 30th, 2012 - 4:38 pm by from Stoke-on-Trent, England (Permalink)
We will get to Uzbekistan one day Halima :) St Petersburg is also on my wish list so your idea to combine the two is excellent.