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by cristiano
Sun May 05, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: Kyrgyzstan
Topic: Border Zone Permit Kyrgyzstan
Replies: 5
Views: 2091

Re: Border Zone Permit Kyrgyzstan

Hi, I'm trying to find the full list/map of places in Kyrgyzstan where you need a permit to enter. However it seems to be quite a big deal. I even translated a Russian document I found on Caravanistan website but it's hard for me to understand this formal language. So I'd like to ask if I need a bo...
by cristiano
Tue Apr 02, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: Kyrgyzstan
Topic: Is it possible to have a yurt stay in September?
Replies: 3
Views: 317

Re: Is it possible to have a yurt stay in September?

You will still find yurts early september in the usual places (Song Kol etc etc), but probably almost no kids in them.
Just the youngest ones...
by cristiano
Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: Kyrgyzstan
Topic: Driving Arabel Pass.
Replies: 10
Views: 444

Re: help with itinerary over Tosor Pass

Unfortunately I've never crossed the Arabel pass: it is part of my plans for the future.

As I said, I have no personal exerience, but from what I heard, it looks like it is not harder than the Tossor, but I will not give any advice until I will have rode it ;-)
by cristiano
Tue Feb 19, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Travel safety in Iraqi Kurdistan?
Replies: 5
Views: 462

Re: Travel safety in Iraqi Kurdistan?

Hi cristiano, What areas would you personally then consider very safe? What's your planned itinerary? From the research I've done, it looks like the following areas are ok: entering from Turkey from the border at zakho, dahuk, lalish, amadiya, rawanduz, soran, gali ali bag waterfall, bekhal waterfa...
by cristiano
Sat Feb 16, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Travel safety in Iraqi Kurdistan?
Replies: 5
Views: 462

Re: Travel safety in Iraqi Kurdistan?

Please leave your ideas, research, questions and reports about traveling in Iraqi Kurdistan below. More info: General Silk Road safety info Turkey - Iraqi Kurdistan border crossings Iran - Iraq border crossings Decided to start this thread after reading this article about the return of ISIS . Since...
by cristiano
Sat Feb 16, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: Kyrgyzstan
Topic: Driving Tosor Pass
Replies: 1
Views: 524

Re: help with itinerary..

[...] 1. If out of a total trip (10\11 days) With own transportation. I have to choose 2 out of 3 days-places in mid September what would you suggest to take down? A. Driving from Naryn to Tamga via tossor pass (after Song kol lake the other option is to return from the simpler\shorter day via Koch...
by cristiano
Sun Jan 27, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: Afghanistan
Topic: Wakhan Corridor trip (2018, Solo female traveler)
Replies: 5
Views: 2205

Re: 1 month in Wakhan Corridor (Solo female traveler)

Thank you very much for this report! Very interesting and tempting...
by cristiano
Thu Dec 13, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: Sell/buy a car/motorbike to/from a traveler
Topic: Selling Toyota Landcruiser 90 in kyrgystan
Replies: 10
Views: 740

Re: Selling Toyota Landcruiser 90 in kyrgystan

> please, read what I wrote: I never wrote about renewing. and Postby cristiano » Thu Dec 13, 2018 9:42 am: > Vremennyi vvoz for Custom Union will be renewed when one re-enter >> mazeno wrote: >> [...]it can be renewed (precisely: deleted old one, and issued new one) only if you leave with the car ...
by cristiano
Thu Dec 13, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Sell/buy a car/motorbike to/from a traveler
Topic: Selling Toyota Landcruiser 90 in kyrgystan
Replies: 10
Views: 740

Re: Selling Toyota Landcruiser 90 in kyrgystan

vvoz can't be renewed as it is described(only while entering with the car) for a specified period of time [...] please, read what I wrote: I never wrote about renewing. [...]and until you leave with your car it cannot be given back to customs (and - what is most important - checked by the customs a...
by cristiano
Thu Dec 13, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Kazakhstan new visa free rule 2015
Replies: 80
Views: 33378

Re: Kazakhstan new visa free rule 2015

Hey guys, as far as I know there are no border controls between Russia and KZ, right?[...] No, wrong. There are no customs controls, as Russia and Kazakhstan are in the same Custom Union, but there are definitely border controls. I have Italian passport (so I don't need KZ Visa) and multiple russia...

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