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by Ian and Jo
Sun Nov 01, 2015 7:34 pm
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Bazargan to Gurbulak (Iran/Turkey) border crossing Q&A
Replies: 16
Views: 6986

Re: Bazargan to Gurbulak

So to answer this myself, it was a swift problem-free border crossing. Hardly anyone else crossing though so we had to take a taxi to Dogubayuzit.
There was some parading in the streets in anticipation of the election results.
by Ian and Jo
Sat Oct 31, 2015 6:25 am
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Bazargan to Gurbulak (Iran/Turkey) border crossing Q&A
Replies: 16
Views: 6986

Bazargan to Gurbulak (Iran/Turkey) border crossing Q&A

We have to leave Iran tomorrow (1st Nov) as our Visa is about to expire. We plan to exit from Bazargan.
Does anyone have any news about security / problems? We heard that there is an election being held that day - is that any reason for concern?
by Ian and Jo
Mon Oct 19, 2015 5:19 pm
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Safety in Eastern Turkey right now - crossing to Iran
Replies: 28
Views: 18714

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

Are there any recent updates on the Border between Iran and Turkey?
We will be leaving Iran early November and planned to cross at Bazargan.
by Ian and Jo
Wed Oct 14, 2015 10:32 am
Forum: Iran
Topic: Fast Internet in Iran
Replies: 3
Views: 3334

Re: Fast Internet in Iran

Thanks for asking around. If I understand correctly, Caffenet (or CoffeeNet) is a generic term for an internet cafe. I have tried a few but they just aren't reliable enough for what I needed. I appreciate your help. One owner told me that some of the delay is the filter/firewall that the Govt uses t...
by Ian and Jo
Wed Oct 07, 2015 11:38 am
Forum: Iran
Topic: Fast Internet in Iran
Replies: 3
Views: 3334

Fast Internet in Iran

I am in Mashhad, Iran and urgently need to find somewhere with fast enough Internet to make a video call. I've tried a couple of the major hotels and a a few coffeenet places, but have had to cancel the call and reschedule. I can go anywhere in Iran - I expect that Tehran is by best chance. Does any...
by Ian and Jo
Thu Oct 01, 2015 7:01 am
Forum: Itineraries & trip reports
Topic: Turkmenistan Transit Itinerary
Replies: 10
Views: 4418

Re: Turkmenistan Transit Itinerary

Bukhara - Mary in 1 day is definitely possible, but it's a quite a long day, depending on how long it takes at teh border. I suggest to visit Merv 1 day, but then move on to Ashgabat, a truly interesting city. For travel times and prices, see http://caravanistan.com/transport/bus-shared-taxi/turkme...
by Ian and Jo
Fri Sep 25, 2015 9:52 am
Forum: Itineraries & trip reports
Topic: Turkmenistan Transit Itinerary
Replies: 10
Views: 4418

Turkmenistan Transit Itinerary

We have a transit visa through Turkmenistan from Uzbekistan (Farap) to Iran (Saraghs) - can anyone give us some itinerary ideas/advice and an idea of the costs. We intended to leave early from Bukhara, find a way to Mary and stay for (say) two nights there then head towards the Border at Saraghs and...
by Ian and Jo
Mon Aug 17, 2015 6:01 pm
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Uzbekistan Embassy in Almaty report
Replies: 45
Views: 29489

Re: Uzbekistan Embassy in Almaty report

Uzbek Visa in Almaty. We (Australians) got an LOI from the Caravanistan form - Uzbek Travel. 7 day turn around as promised - delivered with prepared application forms. Highly recommended. Arrived at embassy at 2pm, normal wait like everyone else, they took our applications at 3pm, payment slip to ba...

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