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by juwanilie
Mon Aug 08, 2016 8:33 am
Forum: Kazakhstan
Topic: Kazakhstan Altai border permit Q&A
Replies: 11
Views: 6100

Re: Altai - border permit

Ok.
Thanks you Steven for this precise answer !
by juwanilie
Sun Aug 07, 2016 9:45 am
Forum: Kazakhstan
Topic: Kazakhstan Altai border permit Q&A
Replies: 11
Views: 6100

Re: Altai - border permit

Hello, Thanks for those info. As it seems to take 10 days, we can not take it anymore... But how can we know where the Altai region needing the permit begin ? Is there a map somewhere ? We are in Alakol now and still have 8 days to spend in NE kazakhstan before to enter Russia. We would like to know...
by juwanilie
Sun Jul 31, 2016 12:56 pm
Forum: Itineraries & trip reports
Topic: Bishkek to Tashkent via Shymkent
Replies: 2
Views: 10370

Re: Bishkek to Tashkent via Shymkent

There is also "direct" buses from bishkek to Tashkent through Kazakhstan. We took one leaving Bishkek in the new (west) autovagzal (you can buy your ticket days in advence in the kassa, inside the building). It was a night travel in a big bus, leaving us around one km of Kazakh/Uzbek border. After t...
by juwanilie
Wed Jul 27, 2016 7:16 am
Forum: Kyrgyzstan
Topic: Horse riding from Kotchkor to Song Kol lake
Replies: 9
Views: 5112

Re: Horse riding from Kotchkor to Song Kol lake

Indeed, 26500 is highly expensive !! As I said we paid 3700 each with Jailoo for 3 days. The difference, however, is that it came without food or accomodation, having our own tent. Also, we were a group of 4 to share the guide's price. But even is the same conditions, CBT was more expensive. We also...
by juwanilie
Mon Jul 25, 2016 12:13 pm
Forum: Kyrgyzstan
Topic: Horse riding from Kotchkor to Song Kol lake
Replies: 9
Views: 5112

Re: Horse riding from Kotchkor to Song Kol lake

Hi Elen, Even if it's always possible that everything would be booked, I think you can definitely book horse trek one day for the next. In kochkor you will find CBT office, shepard's life office, and Jailoo office, all organizing such trips. For info, with took a 3 days horse ride to Song Kol in Jai...
by juwanilie
Wed Jul 13, 2016 7:21 am
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Chinese visa in Tashkent please help!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 2380

Re: Chinese visa in Tashkent please help!!!

Hello, I am not sure of this because I didn't try, but a friend working in a turistic agency in Tashkent said to me that it was impossible for foreiners to obtain chinese visa there (in mid june 2016). But as I said I didn't try it... We had to give up chinese visa from central Asia... Douchanbe als...
by juwanilie
Sat Jul 09, 2016 3:36 am
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Earthquake Sary-Tash (Murghab to Osh way, Pamir Highway)
Replies: 3
Views: 2558

Re: Earthquake Sary-Tash (Murghab to Osh way, Pamir Highway)

We was in Murgab during the earthquake and felt it. Two days after we went to Osh through Kyzyl art pass and Sary tash without any problem, so it's OK.
by juwanilie
Thu Jun 16, 2016 6:14 am
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Embassy reports: Russian Visa in Tashkent
Replies: 21
Views: 11717

Re: UPDATE: Russian Tourist Visa in Tashkent

Exactly. They did not ask any ticket. I had heard about some possibility to get the visa easier, from europe, if you make a transiberian trip (so in those conditions the ticket was needed). But in Tashkent we just asked regular touristic visa. For the LOI we passed by russieautrement.com, 25 USD for...
by juwanilie
Wed Jun 15, 2016 8:33 am
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Embassy reports: Russian Visa in Tashkent
Replies: 21
Views: 11717

Re: UPDATE: Russian Tourist Visa in Tashkent

We got it ! We are two french passeport holder, and it took 4 days and 128000 som. We ask the 30 days touristic visa (we have to ask the entry/exit dates) Here it what we needed to bring : Passeport, of course. And a photocopy of the ID page. We had a photocopy of Uzbek visa, they didn't asked it. L...
by juwanilie
Sat May 28, 2016 11:41 am
Forum: Uzbekistan
Topic: Uzbek sum exchange rates
Replies: 105
Views: 54559

Re: Uzbek sum exchange rates

May 28th we got 5900som for 1USD in Tashkent