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by merodrem
Thu Oct 19, 2023 1:41 pm
Forum: Iran
Topic: Current situation Iran
Replies: 41
Views: 12638

Re: Current situation Iran

This risk is real, but probably still lower than the risk of being killed in a car crash anywhere in the region. So, this means that each year more westerners are killed in a car crash then arrested/kidnapped in Iran? Is it true? Do we really have records of the number of western tourists killed on...
by merodrem
Sun Oct 01, 2023 12:09 pm
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Khorgos border crossing Q&A (Almaty - Urumqi)
Replies: 83
Views: 35195

Re: Khorgos border crossing Q&A (Almaty - Urumqi)

indizio wrote:
Thu Sep 28, 2023 12:34 pm
Hi! Could you let me know the result? I too want to pass the border from Khorgos during the holidays, possibly on 3rd, if it is open. Much appreciated!
That's the dates I mentioned. So now it's closed, and it will reopen the 4th.
by merodrem
Mon Sep 25, 2023 1:40 pm
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: When will Azerbaijan open its borders?
Replies: 90
Views: 21870

Re: When will Azerbaijan open its borders?

Land border entry ban extended until january 2nd.
Source: https://azerbaijan.travel/covid-19-en
by merodrem
Thu Sep 21, 2023 10:51 am
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Khorgos border crossing Q&A (Almaty - Urumqi)
Replies: 83
Views: 35195

Re: Khorgos border crossing Q&A (Almaty - Urumqi)

Does anyone have some intel on wether the border will be open or closed? 29th september closed, 30th open, 1st 2nd and 3rd october closed, 4th october open. Source: I'm not sure :lol: that's what I read on a chinese social media post, but it doesn't come from an official account. So likely but unve...
by merodrem
Tue Aug 22, 2023 7:49 am
Forum: Others
Topic: [Pakistan] PCR test in Quetta (or on the way to Iran)
Replies: 3
Views: 1479

Re: [Pakistan] PCR test in Quetta (or on the way to Iran)

Well yes, Iran asks. Not Pakistan. A friend got rejected at the iranian border because he had no PCR test. Apparently you were asked also, this is where I wonder where to do the bloody test :D
by merodrem
Mon Aug 21, 2023 3:20 pm
Forum: Others
Topic: [Pakistan] PCR test in Quetta (or on the way to Iran)
Replies: 3
Views: 1479

[Pakistan] PCR test in Quetta (or on the way to Iran)

Hello fellow travellers, I need to go to Iran from Pakistan, I'm not vaccinated against COVID, so if I understand I have to provide a PCR test from the last 72h. OK BUT, we agree to say that it takes 2 full days to reach the border from Quetta, and pretty much one more day from Islamabad (where ther...
by merodrem
Mon Aug 21, 2023 2:05 pm
Forum: Others
Topic: Backpacking Iraq
Replies: 6
Views: 3123

Re: Backpacking Iraq

I only feel qualified to say that the kurdish region is safe except for Qandil mountains where the PKK is based and regularly gets bombed my Turkey. But still, the probability of being at the wrong place at the wrong time is very low. The border areas and the mountains are also mined. I have a good ...
by merodrem
Fri Jul 07, 2023 6:27 am
Forum: China
Topic: Post Covid ferry from Mainland to Taiwan
Replies: 1
Views: 1368

Post Covid ferry from Mainland to Taiwan

Hello,

Does anyone know a way to go to Taiwan from Mainland China by boat? All the ferry companies I'm checking say foreigners cannot board. Is there any alternative to flying to go Taiwan?

Have a good day,

julien
by merodrem
Fri Jun 30, 2023 6:29 am
Forum: Itineraries & trip reports
Topic: China - Kyrgyzstan: Torugart or Irkeshtam pass?
Replies: 16
Views: 8517

Re: China - Kyrgyzstan: Torugart or Irkeshtam pass?

On my side, I have a quotation €76 to go from Sary Tash to the border (Irkhestam pass), and then $400 (less if shared) to go to Kachgar… Thank you :) Your prices are total madness, don't let them rip you off! From Osh to the border I hitch-hiked, so 0$. But from the border to Kashgar it cost me 10$...
by merodrem
Mon Jun 19, 2023 8:56 am
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Embassy report: Chinese Visa in Yerevan
Replies: 31
Views: 11550

Re: Embassy report: Chinese Visa in Yerevan

we were able to collect our tourist visa this morning, without the help of a lawyer! Ah! I knew it! that lawyer was a scam! I felt that the biggest part of his job was to put my money into his wallet :evil: But it's the chinese consulate who said I had to go through him and gave me his number. I'm ...