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by puravida
Thu Dec 08, 2016 6:57 pm
Forum: Itineraries & trip reports
Topic: Hitching trucks in Uzbekistan?
Replies: 6
Views: 2430

Re: Hitching trucks in Uzbekistan?

Hi hitchhaning, three days ago we hitchhiked from Samarkand to Bukhara, we got a lift from two truck drivers. We are a couple traveling together. They made us split in two different trucks because of regulations not allowing people to sit on the bed behind the seats. They were going from Tashkent to...
by puravida
Thu Nov 24, 2016 2:11 pm
Forum: Uzbekistan
Topic: Uzbek sum exchange rates
Replies: 105
Views: 54845

Re: Uzbek sum exchange rates

6920 som per $
Exchanged 200$ in a private house outside Kokand with the help of a local four days ago.
by puravida
Sun Nov 13, 2016 7:54 pm
Forum: Uzbekistan
Topic: Borders closed for tourists?
Replies: 3
Views: 4064

Re: Borders closed for tourists?

We got our 30-days tourist visas for Uzbekistan last tuesday at the embassy in Dushanbe with these dates 15.11.2016-14.12.2016 We asked if there were any implications for tourists during the 2/3 weeks around the elections, such as border closures. The answer was "Not at all". We don't know if everyt...
by puravida
Sun Nov 13, 2016 7:47 pm
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Unrest in Central Asia - fall 2016 edition
Replies: 25
Views: 14092

Re: Unrest in Central Asia - fall 2016 edition

We got our 30-days tourist visas for Uzbekistan last tuesday at the embassy in Dushanbe with these dates 15.11.2016-14.12.2016 We asked if there were any implications for tourists during the 2/3 weeks around the elections, such as border closures. The answer was "Not at all". We don't know if everyt...
by puravida
Tue Aug 09, 2016 9:05 am
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Bulgan - Takashiken border (Mongolia - China)
Replies: 17
Views: 7854

Re: Re:takeshiken/bulgan

We've been told the border opening days and hours: opened Monday to Friday 10am-1.30pm (lunch break), then 4pm-7.30pm. Beijing time, I'm assuming. Of course, Beijing time. So that when you cross the border in summer you don't change the time (GMT +8). I confirm what written above, with some clarifi...
by puravida
Thu Jul 28, 2016 4:49 am
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: LOI for Mongolia visa
Replies: 13
Views: 8341

Re: LOI for Mongolia visa

Hi Steven, here is the final update, sadly not so useful: since we understood that for the Nadaam festival all Mongolian embassies would be closed from 11th to 18th of July, we found ourselves with not enough time to go to an embassy, apply for the visa and come back (we were living in Dalian, China...
by puravida
Thu Jul 28, 2016 3:09 am
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Bulgan - Takashiken border (Mongolia - China)
Replies: 17
Views: 7854

Re:takeshiken/bulgan

Hi guys! We are about to cross the Takeshiken/Bulgan border from China into Mongolia. We'll let you know asap how is it. Till now that was: We took a sleeping bus from Urumqi to Qinghe (a small town 150km from Takeshiken). There are two buses everyday at 11am and 8.20 pm. It takes 8h, but for the ni...
by puravida
Sat Jul 02, 2016 4:48 pm
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: LOI for Mongolia visa
Replies: 13
Views: 8341

Re: LOI for Mongolia visa

Hi Steven, (temporary) update:
another call to the Mongolian embassy in Beijing resulted in different informations. They told us that Costa Rica citizens do not need LOI. We still haven't applied for the visa. We'll let you know once we are through.

Niko
by puravida
Fri Jun 03, 2016 9:31 am
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: LOI for Mongolia visa
Replies: 13
Views: 8341

Re: LOI for Mongolia visa

Thank you Steven and Crazydre. I'm trying these ways. For sure I'll let you know then
by puravida
Wed Jun 01, 2016 3:14 am
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: LOI for Mongolia visa
Replies: 13
Views: 8341

LOI for Mongolia visa

Hello! We are two people living in China. We are planning our trip on the silk road for this summer. Before leaving China towards west we want to visit Mongolia for two weeks. We are an Italian citizen and a Costa Rica citizen. We called the Mongolian consulate in Beijing for some information about ...