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by Biscotte Adventures
Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Embassy Report: Mongolian visa in Moscow
Replies: 3
Views: 403

Re: Embassy Report: Mongolian visa in Moscow

UPDATE 2
We became worried about not taking the BANK LETTER, thinking that maybe, in the rush, they forgot to ask.

And this missing document might just sewer our visa request.

We took the letter back inside to verify the dossier.

They did NOT WANT the letter.
by Biscotte Adventures
Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:17 am
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Embassy Report: Mongolian visa in Moscow
Replies: 3
Views: 403

Re: Embassy Report: Mongolian visa in Moscow

UPDATE 1 Returned next day with the papers requested. Cost us considerable skype and bank fees for the bank proof of resources. They were very grumpy angry unhappy people and our reception was full of aggression. The reception desk reviewed the file and was disatisfied: -the map should note day by d...
by Biscotte Adventures
Tue Jun 18, 2019 3:33 am
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Embassy Report: Mongolian visa in Moscow
Replies: 3
Views: 403

Embassy Report: Mongolian visa in Moscow

June 2019, French Passport Seemed very confrontational and overtly complex. Appears were treated as per the consulate website as "Mongolian tourist visa for British nationals and permanent residents in Russia", and a bit more. Requirements include: -Passport size photographs (1) -Valid nat...
by Biscotte Adventures
Mon Aug 15, 2016 3:50 am
Forum: Uzbekistan
Topic: Uzbek sum exchange rates
Replies: 105
Views: 51775

Re: Uzbek sum exchange rates

Except this guy giving me the reverse rate was selling me something and was "giving me a choice" of buying in dollars or som.

He lost the sale.

As you say, no umbrage for those business folks who should cover business costs.

My next and last street exchange i got 6500 for my dollar.
by Biscotte Adventures
Mon Aug 15, 2016 3:39 am
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Kyzylart - Bor Dobo border crossing (Murghab-Sary Tash)
Replies: 46
Views: 21780

Re: Sary Tash-Murghab border crossing

Yes i figure it is a scam. If you scan the internet you see some evidence of this Environmental Tax...of course each of a different value (indicating a scam i guess). There is a quiet reference to this tax in the Carivanistan border page for Kyrgyzstan. http://www.aroundtheworldin800days.com/kyrgyzs...
by Biscotte Adventures
Sun Aug 14, 2016 1:16 pm
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Kyzylart - Bor Dobo border crossing (Murghab-Sary Tash)
Replies: 46
Views: 21780

Re: Sary Tash-Murghab border crossing

We crossed from TJ to KGZ Aug 2016. Leaving TJ was no hassle, no fees. They took our vehicle customs docs at the first shack. Then another 200m further on, around the garage construction site, we got our passports stamped out. There was a moment where the tajik gate guy asked me if i had paid the &q...
by Biscotte Adventures
Wed Jul 27, 2016 10:18 am
Forum: Uzbekistan
Topic: Uzbek sum exchange rates
Replies: 105
Views: 51775

Re: Uzbek sum exchange rates

Jul 2016 we got relatively easily 6200

Locals tries to charge us a conversion rate in reverse at 6500.

Dont forget to fet the app in play store called DollarUz
by Biscotte Adventures
Mon Jul 04, 2016 12:00 pm
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Georgia to Russia Border crossing (Zemo Larsi - Chertov Most)
Replies: 46
Views: 20247

Re: Georgia to Russia Border crossing (Zemo Larsi - Chertov Most)

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Aparently road opens today 4 jun 17hrs.
by Biscotte Adventures
Wed Jun 29, 2016 12:00 pm
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Georgia to Russia Border crossing (Zemo Larsi - Chertov Most)
Replies: 46
Views: 20247

Re: Georgia to Russia Border crossing (Zemo Larsi - Chertov Most)

We considered crossing into Azerbaijan, but the time to get the visa the Larsi Border will likely be open. Our biggest worry was our Russian Transit visa would expire even before we could use it - whether we went to Azerbaijan or waited for Larsi to open. We are happy to know that the Russian Consul...

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