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by cyril
Wed Apr 26, 2017 1:44 pm
Forum: Itineraries & trip reports
Topic: Biking Through China/Mongolia/Kazakhstan/Tajikistan/Kyrggyzstan. Help Please.
Replies: 3
Views: 1799

Re: Biking Through China/Mongolia/Kazakhstan/Tajikistan/Kyrggyzstan. Help Please.

I followed that route from the other direction from Dushanbe to Urumqi last year, except: - took the southern side of Karakul which is apparently more quiet and less touristy - stick to the m41 completely instead of following the afghan/tajik border after Kalai Khumb Chinese visa: had a 90 days sing...
by cyril
Fri Sep 23, 2016 12:41 pm
Forum: China
Topic: Chinese SIM Card
Replies: 6
Views: 3899

Re: Chinese SIM Card

I have a China Unicom sim card, bought in Xinjiang. 200CNY for the Sim and monthly 80CNY for 3GB of data. It seems to work everywhere there is Unicom coverage. I cycled in Qinghai from Xining to Yushu following the new highway and always got coverage. I then started to follow the S217 in Sichuan and...
by cyril
Mon Jul 11, 2016 9:03 am
Forum: Tajikistan
Topic: Tajikistan E-visa Q&A
Replies: 197
Views: 70823

Re: Tajikistan launches evisa with GBAO permit

Crossed Uzbekistan - Tajikistan at the Denau/Tursunzoda border with e-visa without any problems. Stamped both the visa and the passport.
by cyril
Tue Jun 21, 2016 10:52 am
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Turkmenistan Transit Visa in Tehran
Replies: 123
Views: 56134

Re: Turkmenistan Transit Visa in Tehran

Applied 10 days ago. The person gave me a contact sheet and a visa application form. I filled both but he refused to take the visa application form: - You don't need the visa application form? - doesn't matter, come back in 10 days with the form filled and a picture attached - Should I go to Mashhad...
by cyril
Mon Jun 20, 2016 8:47 am
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Iranian visa extension in Tehran
Replies: 30
Views: 11869

Re: Iranian visa extension in Tehran

Extended this morning, 2 days before the end of my original visa, things went exactly as David indicated.
by cyril
Sun Jun 12, 2016 4:15 pm
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Report: Tehran, Chinese VIsa
Replies: 86
Views: 34463

Re: Report: Tehran, Chinese VIsa

3 French passport holders. Went to the embassy and, as indicated here, got told to get the form typed. The lady immediately gave us the business card of the law office. Went there to get everything typed, they did it a bit approximately but since they said "Chinese visa?" the second we showed our fa...
by cyril
Mon Jun 06, 2016 7:06 am
Forum: Tajikistan
Topic: Tajikistan E-visa Q&A
Replies: 197
Views: 70823

Re: Tajikistan launches evisa with GBAO permit

Just asked the Tajik embassy in Tehran. They say it's new process, they don't have much details whether it's valid at land borders or not and that I should come back in 2 weeks after they are fully trained on the e-visa.