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by Koen
Wed Sep 23, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: Afghanistan
Topic: Crossing Broghil pass
Replies: 13
Views: 1756

Re: Crossing Broghil pass

Hi Viktor and all,
looks like very nice area i would like to visit the broghill valley, is it enough there just to have a Pakistan visa?
I will come from Europe on a motorbike with no rush and Pakistan is on my list to visit extensively.
All tips and info is welcome.

cheers Koen
by Koen
Wed Sep 02, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: Tajikistan
Topic: Langar to M-41 (Pamir Hwy)
Replies: 7
Views: 2424

Re: Langar to M-41 (Pamir Hwy)

Hi Bamboo, I came from Murghab to Langar, little bit more downhill. 5- day's off cycling with couple other cyclist, we did it easy and enjoyed the whole ride. Also stayed multiple days in Alichur and did side trip with jeep to see "marco polo" sheeps in the mountains. We camped couple times. One tim...
by Koen
Tue Sep 01, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: Tajikistan
Topic: Langar to M-41 (Pamir Hwy)
Replies: 7
Views: 2424

Re: Langar to M-41 (Pamir Hwy)

In langar are multiple guesthouses that offer taxi service. I was in Hostel Behruz that offered taxi service, down the road was other taxi house / stand. I cycled from murghab to Langar, it's nice ride. If you go to murghab you will have to push the pedals harder. With simple mountainbike with spare...
by Koen
Tue Sep 01, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: Outdoor adventures
Topic: Are hiking trails obvious in Tajikistan?
Replies: 5
Views: 1206

Re: Are hiking trails obvious in Tajikistan?

I used OsmAnd in kyrgystan and Tajikistan and it's worked very good.
It's has all tracks that are availeble. Also the option to show what you want, (shops, buildings, etc..) works good.
by Koen
Mon Aug 24, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Visiting Azerbaijan after Nagorno-Karabakh: experiences
Replies: 8
Views: 5549

Re: Visiting Azerbaijan after Nagorno-Karabakh: experiences

Hi, I stumbled upon the blacklist of Azerbaijan with people that visited nagorno karabach or other occupied territories. Because I'm planning new trip and maybe taking Azerbaijan route on my new trip. I contacted one traveller mentioned on the list and he didn't even know that he was blacklisted for...
by Koen
Wed Mar 25, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: Iran
Topic: Restricted Areas in Iran
Replies: 2
Views: 755

Re: Restricted Areas in Iran

Natanz Nuclear facilities.

PPFG+QM Deh Zireh, Isfahan Province, Iran

the small road 665, is allowed i cycled pass it, only not allowed to stop for 15 km, you will see multiple surface to air gunnaries.
by Koen
Mon Jan 21, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Iran e-visa system
Replies: 109
Views: 40481

Re: Iran e-visa system

I applied thru evisa system (12th of January). Today went to embassy in muscat to check because website was still on verification. And got the visa approved right on the spot. Together with two others I'm cycling with. Details: Applied for collection in muscat Oman. Paid: $60 by visa credit card in ...
by Koen
Fri Nov 09, 2018 5:52 am
Forum: Iran
Topic: Simcards for foreigners in Iran: Q&A
Replies: 14
Views: 4091

Re: No more simcards for foreigners

In big tourists city's it is possible to get tourist simcart. It's more expensive then normal. Or go with a local. I got simcart for $5 Iran cell with 24gb Beware that after 30 day's they block your phone imei code. This is because they trying to ban illegal import of phones without paying taxes. Un...
by Koen
Sun Oct 14, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: Turkmenistan
Topic: Turkmenistan transit visa poll
Replies: 81
Views: 45714

Re: Turkmenistan transit visa poll

Applied in Dushanbe month ago and got denied.
Don't know the reason.
by Koen
Tue Sep 18, 2018 5:24 am
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Turkmenistan Transit Visa in Dushanbe
Replies: 39
Views: 19672

Re: Turkmenistan Transit Visa in Dushanbe

Just applied for transit visa at the embassy. Arrived little early 09::00 am. Was the first. Guard in the white shed across the street checked paspoort and let me in as first around 09:45. The embassy man inside was friendly and speaks some English. Only filled in the application form and gave all m...