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by Toekan
Sat Jun 03, 2017 5:35 am
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Embassy report: Turkmen transit visa in London
Replies: 27
Views: 5393

Re: Embassy report: Turkmen transit visa in London

Hi, I also applied in London. We used a letter that was posted on this forum. He told us it looked too touristy and adviced us to change it if we wanted to maximize our chances. He said he had no part in this and thus made it look like he wanted to help us get through the administration, which we th...
by Toekan
Wed Apr 26, 2017 2:57 pm
Forum: Itineraries & trip reports
Topic: Driving around north side Caspian Sea
Replies: 5
Views: 3285

Re: Driving around north side Caspian Sea

Thanks! How bad do I have to imagine the police harassment? Not really interested in being forced hundreds of dollars in bribes of me. :)
by Toekan
Mon Apr 24, 2017 12:29 pm
Forum: Itineraries & trip reports
Topic: Driving around north side Caspian Sea
Replies: 5
Views: 3285

Driving around north side Caspian Sea

Hi, I'm planning to drive from Europe to the Pamir highway and back this spring/summer. Considering the uncertainty of getting a Turkmeni visa, we were thinking of driving around the Caspian Sea from Iran to Uzbekistan. Tehran to Nukus (Uzb) through Azerbaijan/Georgia/Russia/Kazackstan is around 320...
by Toekan
Sun Apr 23, 2017 9:06 pm
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Embassy report: Uzbekistan visa in Brussels
Replies: 2
Views: 2231

Embassy report: Uzbekistan visa in Brussels

Got a 30 day visa for Uzbekistan from the Brussels embassy (as a belgian, without LOI), everything went quite smoothly. Filled in the online form and then called the embassy as nothing was clearly explained online. The guy wasn't very talkative and only spoke French, but I gave the code of my applic...
by Toekan
Fri Apr 21, 2017 12:34 pm
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Car advice Central Asia
Replies: 13
Views: 5440

Re: Car advice Central Asia

Thanks for the extensive answer, didn't expect this anymore! Unfortunately it's too late for this time, as I already bought the car, but very useful to know during our trip. Not a good choice, make sure it is in excellent condition when leaving. There are plenty of used cars in Central Asia, but mos...
by Toekan
Fri Apr 21, 2017 12:00 pm
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Transit visa in Azerbaijan
Replies: 20
Views: 6658

Re: Transit visa in Azerbaijan

Couldn't find an answer to a specific question on Azeri transit visa, maybe the answer is straightforward, but want to be sure: We are planning to drive (with our own car) from Azerbaijan to Iran to Turkmenistan (and on to Uzbekistan), this of course means that there is a chance we get stuck in Iran...
by Toekan
Wed Apr 12, 2017 7:52 am
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Car advice Central Asia
Replies: 13
Views: 5440

Re: Car advice Central Asia

Bought a 17 yo Ford Mondeo with automatic transmission in the end, not the perfect adventure car I guesss, but should be better than a worn out Citroen C3 of a family member I had in mind first. :D
by Toekan
Wed Apr 05, 2017 2:21 pm
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Car advice Central Asia
Replies: 13
Views: 5440

Re: Car advice Central Asia

Considering the limited time and the not so big Belgian 2nd hand market, turns out I can't specifically aim at one model or brand. Some of the cars I'm considering (right price range, decent brand, enough horse power to get us up a mountain) are automatic transmission, have driven these before, but ...
by Toekan
Sun Apr 02, 2017 10:50 am
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Car advice Central Asia
Replies: 13
Views: 5440

Re: Car advice Central Asia

Ok, thanks! Will stick to a Toyota on petrol then :)
by Toekan
Sat Mar 25, 2017 6:31 pm
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Car advice Central Asia
Replies: 13
Views: 5440

Car advice Central Asia

Hi all, I'm driving from Europe to Central Asia and back in May/June/July. Plan is to go through Turkey/Iran/Uzbekistan/Tajikistan/Kyrgysztan and from there back through Kazakhstan and Russia. I still have to buy a second-hand car for this, which means I can try to choose brand/model/etc smartly. Fr...

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