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by Zhivko
Thu Oct 06, 2016 7:16 pm
Forum: Trains
Topic: Khujand to Dushanbe - fly or overland?
Replies: 4
Views: 2614

Re: Khujand to Dushanbe - fly or overland?

You could also trust hitch-hiking, I think you would be very unlucky if you don't reach Dushanbe after a whole hitch-hiking day... but of course if you "have to" be in Dushanbe in one day, it might look less risky to use public transportation (: Hi Olig, I believe hitch-hiking is a good option too,...
by Zhivko
Thu Oct 06, 2016 7:15 pm
Forum: Trains
Topic: Khujand to Dushanbe - fly or overland?
Replies: 4
Views: 2614

Re: Khujand to Dushanbe - fly or overland?

Hi Zhivko, I just did it 3,5 times past month, so consider this up to date. The road is almost perfect, the Anzob tunnel is still scary as shit but otherwise it is an easy-going ride, some nice scenery. It takes 5 hours, but take an extra hour because taxis don't fill up very quickly: taxi drivers ...
by Zhivko
Wed Oct 05, 2016 8:58 pm
Forum: Trains
Topic: Khujand to Dushanbe - fly or overland?
Replies: 4
Views: 2614

Khujand to Dushanbe - fly or overland?

Hi, I will be in Khujand on the 9th, for 1 night only, and I need to get to Dushanbe on the next day. Flights are cheap - 33 euro, but I prefer to do it overland. Is there any recent information on how long does the taxi ride take and how good the new highway is? I was told it takes about 4-5 hours,...
by Zhivko
Sun Aug 28, 2016 8:28 am
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Embassy report: Turkmen transit visa in London
Replies: 30
Views: 8865

Turkmen visa in London delayed

Hi, everybody, I applied for a Turkmen transit visa in London on August 21st (5 and a half weeks ago now). I still haven't got my visa, I call the embassy every week but they keep saying they have not got anything from Ashgabat yet. They also said my application has not been turned down, and that th...
by Zhivko
Thu Aug 18, 2016 6:13 pm
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Embassy report: Turkmen transit visa in London
Replies: 30
Views: 8865

Re: Turkmenistan visa in London

UPDATE:
I applied 4 weeks ago and still haven't got my visa! I called the Turkmen embassy a few days ago to ask if there's any progress, they checked and said there's nothing yet. They told me I will be emailed/phoned once the LOI is ready. Has anybody waited this long for a transit visa?
by Zhivko
Wed Jul 13, 2016 10:15 pm
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Embassy report: Turkmen transit visa in London
Replies: 30
Views: 8865

Re: Turkmenistan visa in London

You should've just gone for an Azeri E-visa. I should have.. anyway I got it today. And I will be sending my documents to the Uzbek embassy tomorrow morning. By the way, I got my Uzbek LOI with some sample names of hotels for each city I will be visiting. However, I am not sure whether I should use...
by Zhivko
Sat Jul 09, 2016 8:32 pm
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Embassy report: Turkmen transit visa in London
Replies: 30
Views: 8865

Re: Turkmenistan visa in London

I will apply in a week or two - I'm still waiting for the Azeri visa (it takes 3 weeks processing time in London.... :x )*

*Last time I got it in Sofia for 4-5 working days!!
by Zhivko
Mon Jun 27, 2016 11:30 am
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Embassy report: Turkmen transit visa in London
Replies: 30
Views: 8865

Re: Turkmenistan visa in London

Thanks!
I will apply as soon as I can.
by Zhivko
Mon Jun 27, 2016 11:28 am
Forum: Itineraries & trip reports
Topic: Turkmenistan overland + Buses in Turkmenistan
Replies: 4
Views: 2937

Re: Turkmenistan overland + Buses in Turkmenistan

Thanks for the response!
I will have my Azeri and Uzbek visas in 2 weeks. I know they are refusing quite a lot people but I still want to try. If I get refused, I will change my route.
Do you have any information if anybody has done Turkmenbashi - Ashgabat - Turkmenabat recently?
by Zhivko
Sun Jun 26, 2016 8:59 am
Forum: Itineraries & trip reports
Topic: Turkmenistan overland + Buses in Turkmenistan
Replies: 4
Views: 2937

Turkmenistan overland + Buses in Turkmenistan

Hi all, I am a Bulgarian passport holder planning on travelling from Georgia to Kazakhstan overland. My itinerary includes an overland trip through Turkmenistan: Turkmenbashi - Ashgabat - Mary - Turkmenabat. I am planning on travelling on a transit visa by buses/trains. I was wondeeing if anyone has...