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by bremmo
Fri May 20, 2016 6:14 am
Forum: Itineraries & trip reports
Topic: Pamir Highway Hitchhiking :)
Replies: 4
Views: 3620

Re: Pamir Highway Hitchhiking :)

From the Kyrgyz border to Murghab we maybe saw 1 car per day, so don't count on being fast
by bremmo
Fri May 20, 2016 6:12 am
Forum: Tajikistan
Topic: Driving times in Tajikistan (especially Pamir Hwy)?
Replies: 2
Views: 2799

Re: Driving times in Tajikistan (especially Pamir Hwy)?

I agree on what Mazeno recommends, but if you have the time, I suggest you take double the time because it's so freakin' beautiful there! I was under time pressure so couldn't stop/stay everywhere I wanted, but could easily spend a couple of weeks on the pamir highway
by bremmo
Fri Oct 30, 2015 6:48 am
Forum: Kyrgyzstan
Topic: hitchiking bishkek-issyk kul- south krygstan- dushanbe.
Replies: 9
Views: 4107

Re: hitchiking bishkek-issyk kul- south krygstan- dushanbe.

Be prepared to wait very, very long for a car or truck to even pass, because when we were there in September/October we saw maybe 5 cars on a whole day on the stretch from Sary Tash to Murghab. From Murghab to Khorog more Chinese trucks pass by but even they are sparse. Good luck
by bremmo
Fri Oct 16, 2015 3:11 am
Forum: Trains
Topic: Osh to Bishkek to Almaty Trasnportation?
Replies: 4
Views: 6003

Re: Osh to Bishkek to Almaty Trasnportation?

We took a shared taxi from Almaty to Bishkek. Pretty nice and comfortable Mercedes and a nice driver. Cost us less than $10 per person and about 4 hours. In my opinion the best way to get from Almaty to Bishkek. At the border of Kyrgyzstan just hop on to another taxi to bring you to Bishkek, about $...
by bremmo
Fri Oct 16, 2015 3:07 am
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Ishkashim border crossing (and market): open or closed?
Replies: 44
Views: 25604

Re: Just heard there's no more Ishkashim Bazar for Saturdays. Anyone know details or options?.

Hasn't been a bazar for the past 8 weeks or so.
If you want to visit Afghanistan, go to Khorog and get your Afghan visa in a matter of minutes at he Afghan consulate and cross the border across the river into Afghanistan. Had an amazing day in Afghanistan two weeks ago!
by bremmo
Thu Oct 15, 2015 4:00 pm
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Kyzylart - Bor Dobo border crossing (Murghab-Sary Tash)
Replies: 46
Views: 21867

Re: Sary Tash-Murghab border crossing

Haha, sounds all too familiar. We crossed this border last week of September and is indeed what you described. Had to pay some money here, some money there, can't even remember how much it was. I was happy I could cross the border without too much delay so really didn't mind paying couple of dollars...
by bremmo
Tue Sep 22, 2015 3:32 pm
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Tajikistan visa in Almaty
Replies: 28
Views: 13257

Re: Tajikistan visa in Almaty

We got our Tajik visa including GBAO today in Almaty. We hold a Ducth passport, Applied yesterday and got double entrance. $90 p/p
by bremmo
Tue Sep 22, 2015 4:14 am
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Closed Chinese borders until the end of Tibet celebrations?
Replies: 8
Views: 3759

Re: Closed Chinese bordes until the end of Tibet celebrations?

Please note that October holiday in China starts on October 1 for a week. Borders might be closed but not sure.
by bremmo
Thu Sep 17, 2015 12:17 am
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Tajikistan visa in Almaty
Replies: 28
Views: 13257

Re: Tajikistan visa in Almaty

Heard this as well.

Any news on Almaty?
by bremmo
Sun Sep 06, 2015 3:52 am
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Tajikistan visa in Almaty
Replies: 28
Views: 13257

Re: Tajikistan visa in Almaty

Hi,

Any idea if they do same day processing?
Better to try in Almaty or Bishkek?

Thanks,

B.

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