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by Solsticio
Wed Mar 27, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: Turkmenistan
Topic: Details on Gudurolum border Turkmenistan-Iran
Replies: 4
Views: 1351

Re: Details on Gudurolum border Turkmenistan-Iran

I plan on taking this border crossing in April. It will be on a Sunday, so there should be a 14:00 train to Bereket. When I arrive early and have walked around a bit in Gyzyletrek, I might try to hitchhike or take shared transportation to Serdar as well.

Has anyone been here in recent times?
by Solsticio
Wed Mar 27, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Afghanistan
Topic: Little review of our recent travels to Afghanistan
Replies: 5
Views: 2997

Re: Little review of our recent travels to Afghanistan

I just happened to see that you sent me a message last year. Sorry that I never read it. Goed om te zien dat je het voor elkaar gekregen hebt!
Erik
by Solsticio
Wed Mar 27, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Turkmen visa Q&A
Replies: 99
Views: 20786

Re: Turkmen visa Q&A

Interestingly enough, on the day on which according to the website they are not reachable by phone, they answered the phone directly. The "change of visa system" rather seems to be the consul being on holiday, as the I got the information that I can come applying when the consul is back af...
by Solsticio
Tue Mar 26, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Turkmen visa Q&A
Replies: 99
Views: 20786

Re: Turkmen visa Q&A

I was today in front of the embassy in Berlin. The doorman told me that they are so sorry, but they cannot take any transit visa applications until Apr 3 as they are changing the system (never expected to hear that sentence about Turkmenistan). He insisted that I call the consular support during the...
by Solsticio
Sat Feb 16, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Uzbekistan
Topic: availabilty online traintickets 45 days before departure date and prices
Replies: 5
Views: 701

Re: availabilty online traintickets 45 days before departure date and prices

I'm using the Uzbek Railways website now to plan my upcoming trip. I haven't tried buying any tickets (I assume that doing that while in the country will be fine), but I didn't see any train being full, even the ones leaving today and tomorrow offer enough tickets. I did use the Russian default vers...
by Solsticio
Fri May 12, 2017 7:05 pm
Forum: Itineraries & trip reports
Topic: My trip: 7 april to 23 april
Replies: 11
Views: 5096

Re: My trip: 7 april to 23 april

How did you manage that in 16 days? Seems a bit stressful?
by Solsticio
Mon May 08, 2017 9:58 am
Forum: Afghanistan
Topic: Bamyan - Did anyone go here in recent times?
Replies: 6
Views: 3503

Re: Bamyan - Did anyone go here in recent times?

I just read your reply and I just wanted to let you know that I realised my trip and I have been to Bamiyan last month (Apr 25-27) by plane and I had the same impression as jimmycambodia. I took the flights as well. The rest of the country was fine for me as well. Apart from Bamiyan and Band-e Amir,...
by Solsticio
Thu Mar 16, 2017 9:13 am
Forum: Afghanistan
Topic: Current travel/safety conditions in Afghanistan
Replies: 10
Views: 6504

Re: Latest situation in Afghanistan?

Yes, my contacts in Bamiyan and Kabul told me the same. It's a shame, but not worth taking the risk, I guess..
by Solsticio
Thu Mar 09, 2017 6:02 pm
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Embassy Report: Turkmenistan transit visa in Frankfurt
Replies: 12
Views: 4507

Re: Embassy Report: Turkmenistan transit visa in Frankfurt

My visa application is in process right now. On the website it is listed that normally it takes 10 working days (35€) and ifyou choose express (55€) it takes three days. The otherwise quite helpful guy at the Berlin embassy told me that normally it takes 20 working days and express is 10 working day...
by Solsticio
Thu Mar 09, 2017 5:59 pm
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Embassy report: Afghanistan embassy in Ottawa
Replies: 7
Views: 2611

Re: Embassy report: Afghanistan embassy in Ottawa

My invitation didn't have to be anything official, as long as I provided a passport copy of the Afghan person inviting me. This was in Berlin.

They only asked for the visa fee after having approved my documents.

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