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by vanivan
Thu Nov 03, 2016 9:54 pm
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Crossing report: Loftabad-Artyk border (Iran-Turkmenistan)
Replies: 7
Views: 3905

Re: Mashad to Loftabad/Artyk border

Crossed yesterday from Artyk into Iran. In Ashgabat, head to the "Iran khodro taxi stoyanka". A fairly long taxi ride (by that I mean hailing random passing car on the street) took me there for 5 manat from the Syyahat/Tourist Hotel. I was told that buses don't run there, but I think that ...
by vanivan
Tue Oct 18, 2016 1:10 pm
Forum: Turkmenistan
Topic: Turkmenistan transit visa poll
Replies: 51
Views: 25844

Re: Turkmenistan transit visa poll

Am a single male, just got mine today in Tashkent... so perhaps not!
by vanivan
Wed Oct 05, 2016 9:47 am
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Embassy report: Turkmen visa in Tashkent
Replies: 16
Views: 4690

Embassy report: Turkmen visa in Tashkent, around Independence Day

As previous reports have mentioned, go early and put your name down, then come back later. I went two consecutive days (more on that next) at 6:30 am, and was 6th in line yesterday and 1st today. Doors open at 9 but people are let in starting around 9:30. You must have colour photocopies of your pas...
by vanivan
Thu Sep 29, 2016 5:49 pm
Forum: Kyrgyzstan
Topic: World Nomad Games 2016: reviews
Replies: 7
Views: 8055

Re: World Nomad Games 2016: reviews

Few weeks late to the party, but I went intending to stay for 2 days and ended up sticking around for nearly all of it! Despite the city hosting for the second time, it looked like they still had some teething pains. The free shuttle to and from Kyrchyn was perplexing -- either it would run at odd i...
by vanivan
Thu Sep 29, 2016 5:34 pm
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Uzbekistan Embassy in Almaty report
Replies: 45
Views: 21043

Re: Uzbekistan Embassy in Almaty report

Applied today (after hitting the Iranian embassy in the morning). Straightforward, but chaotic -- while the relatively fewer people applying for visas line up in front of the gate, the people lined up in front of the window got into a shoving/yelling match. I lined up around 2 pm -- no need to put m...

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