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Black market currency

London
posts: 12
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Black market currency

Hello,

My husband and I will be in Uzbekistan for the first 2 weeks of June. Does anyone know what the currency exchange situation is at the moment and whether money is still being freely exchanged on the black market? If not, what are our money options and what are the exchange rates at the moment?

Many thanks :)

Catriona

England
posts: 6
reviews: 136
11. Re: Black market currency

We have just come back from Uzbekistan - black market rate is still somewhere around 260,000 som to 270,000 for $100. We refused to accept less than 270 and usually got it.

Chorsu bazar was good (Tashkent), as was all the other bazars in Khiva, Buhkara and Samarkand. If no one approaches you then go to where the buses are parking for the bazar. We changed money in front of a police man, stood there counting out the piles and he didn't bat an eyelid. It is weird stood in the middle of a busy market place counting a big pile of money, but we never had any problems. They will find you and are always carrying a huge bag of money!

Thought the trains were superb. Travelled overnight on a sleeper and also four hours into Tashkent 2nd class. If that is 2nd class, then forget business and VIP, it was brilliant.

England
posts: 6
reviews: 136
12. Re: Black market currency

We have just come back from Uzbekistan - black market rate is still somewhere around 260,000 som to 270,000 for $100. We refused to accept less than 270 and usually got it.

Chorsu bazar was good (Tashkent), as was all the other bazars in Khiva, Buhkara and Samarkand. If no one approaches you then go to where the buses are parking for the bazar. We changed money in front of a police man, stood there counting out the piles and he didn't bat an eyelid. It is weird stood in the middle of a busy market place counting a big pile of money, but we never had any problems. They will find you and are always carrying a huge bag of money!

Thought the trains were superb. Travelled overnight on a sleeper and also four hours into Tashkent 2nd class. If that is 2nd class, then forget business and VIP, it was brilliant.

England
posts: 6
reviews: 136
13. Re: Black market currency

We have just come back from Uzbekistan - black market rate is still somewhere around 260,000 som to 270,000 for $100. We refused to accept less than 270 and usually got it.

Chorsu bazar was good (Tashkent), as was all the other bazars in Khiva, Buhkara and Samarkand. If no one approaches you then go to where the buses are parking for the bazar. We changed money in front of a police man, stood there counting out the piles and he didn't bat an eyelid. It is weird stood in the middle of a busy market place counting a big pile of money, but we never had any problems. They will find you and are always carrying a huge bag of money!

Thought the trains were superb. Travelled overnight on a sleeper and also four hours into Tashkent 2nd class. If that is 2nd class, then forget business and VIP, it was brilliant.

Tashkent, Uzbekistan
posts: 136
14. Re: Black market currency

Better to check this information in June, because the situation in Uzbekistan could change.

15. Re: Black market currency

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