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by SteveRohan
Fri Jul 05, 2019 6:12 am
Forum: Itineraries & trip reports
Topic: Almaty-Urumqi bus: reports, Q&A
Replies: 22
Views: 8091

Re: Bus from Urumqi (China) to Almaty (Kazakhstan)

The only bus it seems goes from Khorgas on the Chinese side to Zharkent 33km into Kazakhstan. First take the ivernight train from Urumqi to Yining, then bus to Khorgas (25rmb/2 hours).
by SteveRohan
Fri Jul 05, 2019 1:02 am
Forum: China
Topic: Yining-Almaty bus Q&A
Replies: 14
Views: 6754

Yining to Almaty

Update. The bus station at Niabzhigou in Urumqi has been torn down. The small office round the corner that used to house the ticket office for Almaty buses looks abandoned. I took the overnight train to Yining and have bought a bus ticket to the border at Khorgas. It leaves Yining bus station at 9.3...
by SteveRohan
Sun Jun 25, 2017 3:52 am
Forum: Itineraries & trip reports
Topic: Istanbul to Luoyang by road and sea
Replies: 2
Views: 1508

Istanbul to Luoyang by road and sea

Hi All, I recently traveled overland (and inland sea) from Istanbul in Turkey to Luoyang in China (close to Xi'an) along the Silk Road. I have created multiple posts covering Istanbul, Tbilisi, Baku, Caspian Crossing, Ashgabat, Darvaza and more. I hope my experiences will be of interest/use t those ...
by SteveRohan
Mon May 01, 2017 10:07 am
Forum: Other transport
Topic: Caspian sea ferry updates & questions
Replies: 213
Views: 113640

Re: Caspian sea ferry updates & questions

I took the Bagtyyar from Baku to Turkmenbashi a couple of weeks ago. Have written a detailed report of my experience here. Hope it might be of use to people. Best regards, Steve
by SteveRohan
Wed Jan 11, 2017 4:26 am
Forum: Turkmenistan
Topic: Turkmenistan transit visa poll
Replies: 81
Views: 47875

Re: Turkmenistan transit visa poll

How did you know that your boat would arrive while your Turkmen VISA was still valid? I don't understand how a transit VISA is possible if there is no boat schedule and the VISAs are date specific. If I book a transit VISA for example from 1st to 5th April, how can I ensure that I arrive in Turkmenb...