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by dinozzaver
Fri Sep 08, 2017 5:55 am
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Passing to Abkhazia from Enguri Border
Replies: 40
Views: 15766

Re: Passing to Abkhazia from Enguri Border

Hi, also just returned from Abkhazia, I entered thru Georgia (Enguri bridge). There is a marshrutka (1 lari) from Zugdidi to the border. There was bunch of locals passing the border. Actually didn't know that I should register at the Georgian checkpoint and nobody stopped me. I was there in the afte...
by dinozzaver
Mon May 08, 2017 12:11 pm
Forum: Other transport
Topic: Caspian sea ferry updates & questions
Replies: 213
Views: 109426

Re: Caspian sea ferry updates & questions

There is the bus going to Alat for sure. I went last year. Than you just need the taxi for last few kilometers (5 manat or so) to get to the port, unless you want to walk for an hour :)
by dinozzaver
Mon May 08, 2017 12:09 pm
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Registration Azerbaijan
Replies: 57
Views: 19414

Re: Registration Azerbaijan

Where was the post office you registered fitfortyandretired ? I went to the main post office today and they told me I have to go to immigration office. They wrote me the address, but is written so badly that I can't read it :D I'm staying with the friend anyways. Asked in the hotel nearby and they d...
by dinozzaver
Wed May 03, 2017 6:17 am
Forum: Other transport
Topic: Caspian sea ferry updates & questions
Replies: 213
Views: 109426

Re: Caspian sea ferry updates & questions

Just found a photo on my phone that someone can find it handy - Ferry ticket office in Aktau, they speak Russian only. Call and ask when ferry is going. Last year (september) it was pretty constant, almost every day (but very random times). $80, pay in KZT. https://thumb.ibb.co/ju7mO5/aktau_baku_fer...
by dinozzaver
Wed May 03, 2017 6:03 am
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: E-visa Azerbaijan Q&A
Replies: 36
Views: 16630

Re: ASAN e-visa Azerbaijan

Applied a month ago, got it in a day, $24, the system let you apply for the "go in" date min. 3 working days in advance.
No problems at all
by dinozzaver
Wed Sep 14, 2016 10:51 am
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Tajen Border crossing uzbekistan kazakstan
Replies: 20
Views: 10547

Re: Tajen Border crossing uzbekistan kazakstan

An update from Tajen border by train, since the latest things date back to 2012. :) Just took a train from Kungrad to Aktau. Train leaves daily at 8:25, 177000 for platzkart, 25h. You can get a lot of food on the train, they sell pretty much everything from drinks, samsa, aspirin, ice cream, paynet ...
by dinozzaver
Sun Sep 04, 2016 11:33 am
Forum: Itineraries & trip reports
Topic: Turkmenistan overland + Buses in Turkmenistan
Replies: 4
Views: 2857

Re: Turkmenistan overland + Buses in Turkmenistan

Mine in opposite way was refused (konye urgench - turkmenabashi) and they were really clear at the embassy "why don't you take ferry from Kazakhstan?". I also need visa for Kazakhstan. You have better chances applying from /to Iran route.
by dinozzaver
Fri Aug 26, 2016 10:31 am
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Tajen Border crossing uzbekistan kazakstan
Replies: 20
Views: 10547

Re: Tajen Border crossing uzbekistan kazakstan

Does anyone have some info about the train there?
by dinozzaver
Tue Aug 16, 2016 6:44 am
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Khorgos border crossing Q&A (Almaty - Urumqi)
Replies: 64
Views: 22734

Re: Kazakhstan to China (Khorgos border crossing), backpacking

Easy. Except you need to get a bus ticket for the bus between the customs as you are not allowed to walk. There are shared taxis waiting on kazakh side (5000 t per person to almaty). Apparently there is also a bus, but have no idea how much it is and how long it takes. By car it was around 8h to alm...