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by adventurism
Tue Aug 16, 2016 3:57 am
Forum: Itineraries & trip reports
Topic: Pamir Highway altitude sickness?
Replies: 4
Views: 3810

Re: From Kazakhstan to Iran on Motorcycles

I drove from Osh to Murghab in 2,5 days and only had a small headache on the second day. My riding buddy drove from Jallalabad to Karakul in one day and was having a shitty day the first two days, so definitely wouldn't recommend that.
by adventurism
Mon Aug 15, 2016 6:21 pm
Forum: Turkmenistan
Topic: Q&A: Door to Hell
Replies: 70
Views: 20570

Re: Door to Hell from Dashoguz

I had my own transport, but observed the process extensively. The train station is only about 1km from the start of the trail. From around 4/5pm the cars start to wait at the side of the road where the trail starts to the crater. You can arrange a ride there. I think the rate is around $50 per ride ...
by adventurism
Mon Aug 15, 2016 6:16 pm
Forum: Turkmenistan
Topic: Bajgiran/Ashgabat border updates
Replies: 38
Views: 11046

Re: Bajgiran/Ashgabat border updates

I can confirm, I tried to cross from the Turkmeni side but was also diverted to Artyk.
by adventurism
Mon Aug 15, 2016 12:45 pm
Forum: Turkmenistan
Topic: Border taxes amount for motorcycles?
Replies: 4
Views: 3705

Re: Border taxes amount for motorcycles?

I have read that, but if I remember correctly it didn't mention prices for motorcycles. Anyway, I emerged from the other side of Turkmenistan. I ended up paying firstly $10 commission (+$4 bank fee(only payable in US dollars)) just to get a stamp in my passport. Then for the motorcycle I paid $64 do...
by adventurism
Wed Aug 10, 2016 7:43 am
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Turkmenistan visa Q&A [archive]
Replies: 66
Views: 18307

Re: Question about Turkmenistan visa

I received mine 7 days ago, although I read that they won't give out visas for around Independence day, so you might me out of luck anyways. In the end you will have to enter to play the bingo this visa thing seems to be to see if you win or not.
by adventurism
Wed Aug 10, 2016 7:09 am
Forum: Turkmenistan
Topic: Border taxes amount for motorcycles?
Replies: 4
Views: 3705

Border taxes amount for motorcycles?

Hi Guys, I will be crossing the border from Uzbekistan to Turkmenistan, does anybody know how much it cost with all the taxes you need to pay? I also met many Mongol Rally teams who got robbed by the Turkmen border patrol guards. Somebody lost an iPhone and another team lost $4000 cash. So especiall...
by adventurism
Mon Jul 04, 2016 10:39 am
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Tajikistan visa in Almaty
Replies: 28
Views: 13162

Re: Tajikistan visa in Almaty

Just applied for a Tajik visa at the Almaty embassy. Dutch passport, 30 days, including GBAO permit. I arrived around 11am and after waiting a filling out the forms i was told to pay $75 and pick up in 2 days at 6am. Opening hours seem to be reduced to only 9:00-12:00. Guy at the desk is friendly an...
by adventurism
Sat Jul 02, 2016 8:54 am
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Embassy reports: Afghanistan Visa in Khorog
Replies: 12
Views: 4273

Re: Afghanistan Visa in Khorogh

Hi, sorry not able to answer your question, but I will be on the Pamir in July as well and playing around with the idea of going into Afghanistan. What were you thinking of? Maybe a possibility to meet up?
by adventurism
Fri Jul 01, 2016 7:04 pm
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Uzbekistan Embassy in Almaty report
Replies: 45
Views: 27492

Re: Uzbekistan Embassy in Almaty report

Maybe it was just me, but I had a hard time finding the address provided here. Finally found the location on google maps through other reports and hints. But the street name is called Baribayev St 36, Almaty on google maps. Here is the location on google maps and the bank where you have to pay, only...

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