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by LukeKUSA
Sun May 29, 2016 9:41 am
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Chinese border closure w Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan - 2016
Replies: 31
Views: 14045

Re: Chinese border closure w Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan - 2016

Hi all, Sorry for not updating sooner. Shockingly internet hasn't been very accessible here in Western China. The transit worked great. I got on the bus in Almaty at seven am and was in Urumqi by eight am the next day. It was a surprisingly comfortable ride, as well, other than three or four hours s...
by LukeKUSA
Sat May 21, 2016 12:29 pm
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Chinese border closure w Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan - 2016
Replies: 31
Views: 14045

Re: Chinese border closure w Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan - 2016

Howdy, I've not yet received my visa. Hopefully I'll have it in hand Monday. I'll update with details of the process once I get my passport back. That said, unless you speak Russian I 100% do not recommend getting a China visa in Almaty. I speak Russian and I've still had a hell of a time with the p...
by LukeKUSA
Thu May 19, 2016 9:19 am
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Chinese border closure w Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan - 2016
Replies: 31
Views: 14045

Re: Chinese border closure w Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan - 2016

Well this is quite concerning, as I am planning on taking a bus from Almaty to Urumqi on Sunday. Do you have other reports/sources of information on the potential border closure? I had a bit of tough time with the Chinese visa process here in Almaty, but I've been told I should be able to pick up my...

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