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by Stefvdp
Wed May 31, 2017 12:28 pm
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Embassy report : Russian visa in Shanghai
Replies: 7
Views: 3234

Re: Embassy report : Russian visa in Shanghai

Does loi include the tourist voucher etc? And did you need these (got it from shanghai consulate site): "Tourist visa Tourist voucher issued by an authorized Russian or foreign travel agency & its copy. Tour confirmation letter issued by an authorized Russian travel agency & its copy. A...
by Stefvdp
Wed May 31, 2017 12:24 pm
Forum: China
Topic: Selling a decent used trekking bike in shanghai
Replies: 4
Views: 2342

Re: Selling a decent used trekking bike in shanghai

I replaced bottom bracket in Kyrgyzstan and chain rings + new casette
Frame still shines...

Don't asume im manhandling my black steed man! 😭

I'll try via cycler enthusiasts... If anyone has any connections, feel free
by Stefvdp
Wed May 31, 2017 12:10 pm
Forum: Tajikistan
Topic: Random tajik experiences and facts
Replies: 4
Views: 2290

Re: Random tajik experiences and facts

I suppose that will be very hard, i didnt pay amy attention to rates banks offered since i got all cash in dushanbr from atm... Maybe in murghab they can change but even there I'd give it a tiny chance. There's some Kyrgyz jeeps coming in with tourists via kyzyl art pass, if you spot em maybe they w...
by Stefvdp
Sun May 21, 2017 5:46 am
Forum: Tajikistan
Topic: Random tajik experiences and facts
Replies: 4
Views: 2290

Re: Random tajik experiences and facts

Added a useful part about our experiences with local banks... bring dollars or get enough cash in dushanbe from one of the 2 atms that (almost) always work!
by Stefvdp
Sun May 21, 2017 5:00 am
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Embassy report: Chinese visa in Brussels
Replies: 1
Views: 1764

Embassy report: Chinese visa in Brussels

Belgian citizens Obtained 60 day single entry visa Needed : - flight tickets to HK (faked) - Letter of work stating you are given an exceptional long holiday for this period. Important!!! Must contain passport nr and validity period. Also: Use company letterhead and company stamp. Must be colour cop...
by Stefvdp
Sat May 20, 2017 12:07 pm
Forum: Tajikistan
Topic: Random tajik experiences and facts
Replies: 4
Views: 2290

Random tajik experiences and facts

Short report about our 40 day stay in tajik with bike from dushanbe to osh via the pamir highway: - both border crossings (denau uz-kyzyl art kgz)were extremely smooth, no check of luggage (front back and rackpack, 3 persons) Very friendly border patrols and never they asked money or tried scams ->c...
by Stefvdp
Sat May 20, 2017 10:56 am
Forum: Tajikistan
Topic: Visas on arrival for Tajikistan abolished
Replies: 1
Views: 1623

Re: Visas on arrival abolished

ConfirMed. 2 friends denied boarding on plane in istanbul due to no evisa in advance
by Stefvdp
Sat May 20, 2017 10:55 am
Forum: China
Topic: Selling a decent used trekking bike in shanghai
Replies: 4
Views: 2342

Selling a decent used trekking bike in shanghai

I'm in kyrgyzstan atm on a cycling tour to shanghai. I was thinking to sell my bike after at the finish line. Anyone experience with selling used trekking bikes? I have koga randonneur (new 2600 euros, plan to sell for 1000-1300) or anyone has connections wth local communities? Is there a demand for...
by Stefvdp
Mon Apr 10, 2017 5:49 pm
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Report: Tehran, Chinese VIsa
Replies: 81
Views: 29843

Re: Report: Tehran, Chinese VIsa

Was there in February and on the phone the lady of embassy explained only visa for resident permits in iran of 6 months+. Didn't go to embassy phisically given bad reports everywhere. I'm applying in my home country with flight tickets via a friend. Also try to let someone invite you for better chance
by Stefvdp
Mon Apr 03, 2017 4:45 am
Forum: Turkmenistan
Topic: Turkmen manat black market exchange rates
Replies: 51
Views: 17891

Re: Turkmen manat black market exchange rates

7 was widespread in march. In mary and and turkmenabat this was easy.

Once we really really haggled hard and a guy at mary bazaar was willing to give 8.6,
50 dollar for 430 maat

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