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by Kapesta
Wed Jun 17, 2015 8:41 pm
Forum: Itineraries & trip reports
Topic: Sat Nav/Maps and Road Conditions
Replies: 13
Views: 6285

Re: Sat Nav/Maps and Road Conditions

Hi Spark, We did more or less what you described, We drove Ashgabat - Darweza - Ashgabat - Mary - Turkmenabat. There is no road heading east from Darweza, if you want to head east, you'll need a 4x4 that can cope with sand and be prepared to make your way. On another note, you'll need a 4x4 to get t...
by Kapesta
Mon Jun 01, 2015 9:43 pm
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Embassy report: Iran visa in Tbilisi
Replies: 72
Views: 39646

Re: Embassy report: Iran visa in Tbilisi

Hi Nuria, I remember reading somewhere that depending on your 'Itinerary' they may issue visas with shorter validity. So a hotel reservation for only one night might not get you a full 30 day visa. Perhaps its possible to have a booking for the first few nights in Iran and for the last few nights an...
by Kapesta
Mon Jun 01, 2015 5:46 pm
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Embassy Report: Russian Visa in Dushanbe
Replies: 9
Views: 3442

Embassy Report: Russian Visa in Dushanbe

Hi all, We (2 German guys) just succesfully applied for and recieved our russian transit visa in Dushanbe: - The Embassy is located at: 38.582656N,68.753876E (Abuali Ibn Sino 29/31) - Pay directly at the embassy in Tajik Somoni - Don't be put off by the big crowd waiting in front of the embassy, the...
by Kapesta
Mon Jun 01, 2015 5:35 pm
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Embassy Report: Kazakh Embassy in Dushanbe
Replies: 1
Views: 2394

Embassy Report: Kazakh Embassy in Dushanbe

Hi all, Just got our Kazakh Visas in Dushanbe. Obviously things are in a period of transition at the moment, but we wanted to be safe and get one anyway rather than be stuck at a border. Very standard procedure. - Fill out application form at embassy, hand it in together with photocopy of your passp...
by Kapesta
Tue May 26, 2015 10:36 am
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: GBAO closure 2015 and GBAO permits situation
Replies: 20
Views: 13962

Re: GBAO closure 2015 and GBAO permits situation

Hi All, A friend and I got our GBAO permits without any hassle in Dushanbe yesterday. We applied Friday afternoon (just after their lunchbreak ended at 1pm) and picked it up on the following monday (also 1 pm - could have been earlier but we were busy). Pointers: - As far as we can tell it is valid ...
by Kapesta
Fri May 22, 2015 1:44 pm
Forum: Itineraries & trip reports
Topic: Sat Nav/Maps and Road Conditions
Replies: 13
Views: 6285

Re: Sat Nav/Maps and Road Conditions

Hi Spark, A Friend and i are currently on the road and doing a similar route to you, though after Samarkand we went to Dushanbe (where we currently are). I would say that driving through Georgia is a good reflection of everything that comes after. Road conditions generally don't get worse, just poth...
by Kapesta
Fri May 22, 2015 12:08 pm
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Embassy report: Mashhad, Turkmen Visa
Replies: 39
Views: 15208

Embassy Report Update: Turkmen Embassy in Mashhad

Just a quick update of the information for the Turkmen embassy in Mashhad.
- The embassy is open every day except fridays AND SUNDAYS
- Just of Dah-e-Day square, the GPS co-ordinates are: 36.28393N 59.59911E
by Kapesta
Fri May 22, 2015 12:05 pm
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Embassy Report: Tajikistan Visa in Tehran
Replies: 4
Views: 5045

Embassy Report: Tajikistan Visa in Tehran

The alternative title to this topic could be "The Undiplomatic Diplomat". What follows is our (1 Austrian & 2 German guys) experience applying for the Tadjikistan visa at the embassy in Tehran. I'll try to keep it brief. :lol: Reading many reports from other embassies we hoped that in Tehran the vis...
by Kapesta
Wed Mar 18, 2015 2:14 pm
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Embassy report: Iran visa in Tbilisi
Replies: 72
Views: 39646

Re: Embassy report: Iran visa in Tbilisi

Hi All, Just a quick update. We managed to get our Iranian Visa in Tblisi. As we had problems finding a hotel reservation which was cancelable (Most likely due to the Iranian New Year), we used the details of a friend/contact person in Iran. All we needed was: name, address, and telephone number. Ot...
by Kapesta
Fri Mar 13, 2015 11:33 am
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Embassy report: Iran visa in Tbilisi
Replies: 72
Views: 39646

Re: Embassy report: Iran visa in Tbilisi

Hi All, A friend and I are in Tblisi looking to get an Iranian visa, we already have our reference number. However we read here that we also need to show the consulate a hotel reservation which is where our problem begins. We went to 3 tour agencies today (including the one originally mentioned abov...