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by hitchhaning
Sun Apr 02, 2017 2:19 pm
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Border crossings reports: Dostyk/Dustlyk (Uzbekistan/Kyrgyzstan)
Replies: 41
Views: 14589

Re: Dostyk Crossing (Kyrgyzstan into Uzbekistan)

Hi Hitchaning, Understanding that you arrived from Kyrgzstan, would you be willing to share your itinerary? Also, would you happen to have the itinerary for Uzbekistan as well? I will be travelling to that region next week and would definitely appreciate your advice on this matter! Thank you :) Hey...
by hitchhaning
Wed Feb 08, 2017 5:53 pm
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: 2017 Kazakhstan 30 days visa-free for OECD countries
Replies: 9
Views: 4742

Re: 2017 Kazakhstan 30 days visa-free for OECD countries

Hey, just crossed today in Korday (from Kyrgyzstan) and the border was almost like EU :D (Polish passport)
I got a migration card though that says I need to register within 5 days from entering Kazakhstan.
You guys know if it's pain-free?
by hitchhaning
Tue Jan 10, 2017 7:22 am
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Chinese visa in Bishkek
Replies: 56
Views: 36481

Re: Chinese visa in Bishkek

Hi, Can you please advise me? I'm currently in Kyrgyzstan, called all the agencies mentioned here and they all say that they are not dealing with Chinese visas anymore, due to very slim chances. I have an invitation letter in two forms - for tourist and for business visa from a real Chinese person a...
by hitchhaning
Mon Jan 09, 2017 10:59 am
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Kyrgyzstan new registration rule
Replies: 14
Views: 8433

Re: Kyrgyzstan new registration rule

Hey everyone, I was among the unlucky few who entered Kyrgyzstan just before the law was raised, so I had my hostel in Osh fill out all the documents (plenty of them, and lack of decent information in the city hall). I brought everything that was needed, but lacked a stamp on one of the forms, which...
by hitchhaning
Sun Jan 08, 2017 12:21 pm
Forum: Turkmenistan
Topic: How many cigarettes can you take into Turkmenistan?
Replies: 3
Views: 2461

Re: How many cigarettes can you take into Turkmenistan?

Since I'm the source of confusion, let me explain where my info comes from :) The person who told me about the newest restrictions (2 packs/ 40 cigarettes) is a Turkmen smoker who travels for business every month. She said that in the last two years the allowed amount has been reduced from 2 cartons...
by hitchhaning
Mon Jan 02, 2017 12:22 pm
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Shavat-Dashoguz border crossing report
Replies: 26
Views: 9351

Shavat-Dashoguz border crossing report

Happy 2017 everyone :) I crossed the Shavat-Dashoguz border in mid December and wanted to share my experience. From Dashoguz to the border you don't need a taxi, there is a bus no 4 (if I remember correctly) leaving from the Bazaar and going all the way (200m away from the border). The village by th...
by hitchhaning
Sat Dec 17, 2016 4:14 pm
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Border crossings reports: Dostyk/Dustlyk (Uzbekistan/Kyrgyzstan)
Replies: 41
Views: 14589

Re: Dostyk Crossing (Kyrgyzstan into Uzbekistan)

Same here. Crossing from Uzbekistan to Osh, the Uzbeki guards may not be the most joyful people in the world, but they sure weren't looking to put us in any sort of trouble. All they wanted was to briefly see the medication, asked if we carried any books with us and what was the content of my laptop...
by hitchhaning
Sat Dec 17, 2016 4:05 pm
Forum: Turkmenistan
Topic: Bajgiran/Ashgabat border updates
Replies: 38
Views: 10877

Re: Bajgiran/Ashgabat border updates

Hi everyone, We applied for this crossing a month ago and successfully entered Turkmenistan on the 11th of December. The guards were cool (just took their time with everything, we had to wait around 3h). Just outside the border there was a bus to the suburbs of Ashgabat (5 manats) and from there we ...
by hitchhaning
Fri Dec 09, 2016 5:54 pm
Forum: Itineraries & trip reports
Topic: Hitching trucks in Uzbekistan?
Replies: 6
Views: 2308

Re: Hitching trucks in Uzbekistan?

Thanks for the info puravida! That's very useful!

Steven, I triple checked every folder and asked plenty of people to mail me - it seems like only your e-mails are avoiding me!
by hitchhaning
Thu Dec 08, 2016 12:48 pm
Forum: Itineraries & trip reports
Topic: Hitching trucks in Uzbekistan?
Replies: 6
Views: 2308

Re: Hitching trucks in Uzbekistan?

I was thinking of taking the route when it's dark when it is not the best time to hitch normal cars...

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