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by Linda
Tue Nov 29, 2016 8:51 am
Forum: Other transport
Topic: Caspian sea ferry updates & questions
Replies: 208
Views: 95268

Re: Caspian sea ferry updates & questions

Maybe some things changed, maybe we did something wrong, who knows... It's a little different to what we read in the forum, maybe because the ferry was already in the port, waiting for better weather. But to sum it up it went all pretty smoothly. This is my experience about the Aktau-Baku ferry with...
by Linda
Fri Nov 18, 2016 2:39 am
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Embassy report: Uzbek visa in Bishkek
Replies: 62
Views: 35692

Re: Embassy report: Uzbek visa in Bishkek

Thanks to the election on December 4th, we got our visa within only 3 working days (applied on Tue, picked up on Fri). Got only 18 days validity instead of 30, but still the same price. 75$ for Swiss, 160$ for US American, to pay in Dollars. The bank is KICB at the corner of Zhukeev Pudovkin Street ...
by Linda
Fri Nov 18, 2016 2:17 am
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Unrest in Central Asia - fall 2016 edition
Replies: 25
Views: 13502

Re: Unrest in Central Asia - fall 2016 edition

Hey! We don't know if the borders really close. Do/did you ask at the border when entering Uzbekistan?

We got our visas valid until November 25, which ended up being an 18 days visa (instead of 30 days).
by Linda
Tue Nov 01, 2016 6:25 am
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Unrest in Central Asia - fall 2016 edition
Replies: 25
Views: 13502

Re: Unrest in Central Asia - fall 2016 edition

Uzbekistan will elect a new president on December 4th. Due to that, the borders will be closed from November 25th to December 10th. Visas are only issued valid until the border closing, so tourists have to leave at latest on November 24th. We got this information today from the Uzbek embassy in Bish...
by Linda
Sun Oct 30, 2016 2:02 pm
Forum: Other transport
Topic: Caspian sea ferry updates & questions
Replies: 208
Views: 95268

Re: Caspian sea ferry updates & questions

Hey Steven, thanks a lot!
by Linda
Wed Oct 26, 2016 11:42 am
Forum: Other transport
Topic: Caspian sea ferry updates & questions
Replies: 208
Views: 95268

Re: Caspian sea ferry updates & questions

Hey there! We are planning to take the ferry from Aktau to Baku with a car in December. Does anybody know if the ferries run in the winter? Is it more likely that there will be long delays due to bad weather? We are applying for our visas and need to make sure that it's even possible to take a ferry...
by Linda
Wed Jun 10, 2015 1:38 pm
Forum: Other transport
Topic: Caspian sea ferry updates & questions
Replies: 208
Views: 95268

Re: Caspian sea ferry updates & questions

It worked out! At the end we were three cyclists as passengers of a minivan, bicycles put on the top... Baku-Aktau 110$ p.P or the same amount converted in Manat. The ferry looked better than expected, there were cabins and food for free (first they tried to make some dollars with us, but do not let...
by Linda
Wed May 27, 2015 7:52 am
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: 3 visas in Baku (Kazakh, Uzbek, Tajik) - easiest way
Replies: 7
Views: 4827

Re: 3 visas in Baku (Kazakh, Uzbek, Tajik) - easiest way

Swiss passport, May 2015: Uzbekistan: 7 days (applied on Monday, got it on Monday) but with calling them several times if its ready now, no LOI, 75$ for 30 days, very funny & joking guy. You really have to be patient and insist on 7 days processing, otherwise you can wait much longer... Opening ...
by Linda
Wed May 27, 2015 4:01 am
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Report: Azeri consulate in Batumi, Georgia
Replies: 26
Views: 5288

Re: Embassy Report: Azerbaijan Visa in Batumi or Tbilisi

April 21, 2015, Batumi:
Swiss passport, 3 days of processing (applied on Tuesday, got it on Friday), no LOI, 60€ for 30 days, very friendly.
First he said it would take 4 days of processing, but after chatting for a while and explaining him that I am cycling, he agreed to do it in 3 days.
by Linda
Wed May 27, 2015 3:31 am
Forum: Other transport
Topic: Caspian sea ferry updates & questions
Replies: 208
Views: 95268

Re: Caspian sea ferry updates & questions

Baku, May 27; about Baku-Aktau The situation with the two ports (Baku, Alat) is following: Ferries from Baku only take trucks and cars, no individual passengers like hitchhikers or cyclists. Ferries from Alat only take trains and passengers, no cars. If you are a cyclist this is really horrible, bec...

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