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by AndrewRogerson
Mon Aug 24, 2015 3:06 am
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Safety in Eastern Turkey right now - crossing to Iran
Replies: 28
Views: 19753

Re: Safety in Eastern Turkey right now - crossing to Iran

I'd say you'll be fine. Obviously I haven't had to check about buses, but I constantly see them drive past me.
by AndrewRogerson
Wed Aug 19, 2015 4:42 am
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Safety in Eastern Turkey right now - crossing to Iran
Replies: 28
Views: 19753

Re: Safety in Eastern Turkey right now - crossing to Iran

A little update, I cycled a little further today and there was a much larger military presence. Agri itself seem fine, but I was cycling past endless amounts of helicopters and armoured vehicles. I also had a machine gun pointed at me buy a guy in no uniform.

Interesting day!
by AndrewRogerson
Mon Aug 17, 2015 1:51 pm
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Safety in Eastern Turkey right now - crossing to Iran
Replies: 28
Views: 19753

Re: Safety in Eastern Turkey right now - crossing to Iran

I'm here now, just crossed the border today. All was fine, but I was warned about the issues when I was in Iran. Police presence was non existent at the border itself, and for about 40 km towards Dogubayazit. Here there is a police presence, but nothing too big. All feels totally safe, but obviously...
by AndrewRogerson
Sun Aug 02, 2015 6:03 pm
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Khorgos border crossing Q&A (Almaty - Urumqi)
Replies: 64
Views: 22981

Re: from urumqi/china to almaty/kazakhstan, information need

It's an incredibly easy border to cross. Most borders with China are closed at weekends, but as this is so busy, I'm not sure if it's the case. It is much busier on the Chinese side, so change money to Tenge there. Busses and shared taxis are common, but if you're patient you may be able to hitch. T...
by AndrewRogerson
Sat Jul 25, 2015 7:19 am
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Turkmenistan transit visa refusals
Replies: 80
Views: 41292

Re: Turkmenistan transit visa refusals

UK Citizen here, applied last week in Dushanbe and asked to pick the visa up at the border. I've received my verification email so I presume all is OK. Same story with a friend of mine who's travelling a couple of days ahead of me. We are hearing a lot of stories of refusal though.
by AndrewRogerson
Tue Jul 14, 2015 4:06 am
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Embassy report: Iran Visa - Dushanbe
Replies: 18
Views: 9229

Embassy report: Iran Visa - Dushanbe

Once the authorisation code was obtained, it wasn't too much of a drawn out process. Opening times - Mon-Fri 08:30-12:30 Guy behind the counter was fairly friendly, seemed to speak both Russian and some basic English. He give me a visa application form that is in English and Farsi, told me to go to ...
by AndrewRogerson
Fri Jul 10, 2015 8:02 am
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Turkmenistan Transit visa- Uzbekistan-Turkmenistan-Dubai
Replies: 3
Views: 4456

Re: Turkmenistan Transit visa- Uzbekistan-Turkmenistan-Dubai

Just to ask a question along similar lines, I know to get the Turkmenistan visa, you need the visa of the country already in your Passport of the country you're leaving to, but do you also need the visa of the country you're entering from? I'm going Uzbek - Turkmenistan - Iran, and I was going to ap...
by AndrewRogerson
Mon Jun 22, 2015 2:00 am
Forum: General
Topic: Buying a laptop Bishkek or Almaty
Replies: 1
Views: 2750

Buying a laptop Bishkek or Almaty

Laptop has died as I'm cyclig across Asia.

Where is best to buy a new one? How much should I pay? Cheaper the better
by AndrewRogerson
Wed Jun 17, 2015 10:46 am
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Turkmenistan transit visa refused in Dushanbe
Replies: 9
Views: 6752

Re: Turkmenistan transit visa refused in Dushanbe

You could try using a LOI, which is available through Steven, on this site.
by AndrewRogerson
Mon Jun 08, 2015 9:04 am
Forum: Itineraries & trip reports
Topic: Sat Nav/Maps and Road Conditions
Replies: 13
Views: 6479

Re: Sat Nav/Maps and Road Conditions

It should be noted that temperatures on weather sites/reports are taken in the shade. It's mostly much hotter than you see on the news.