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by GiacomoLuppi
Wed Apr 12, 2017 5:58 am
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Border Crossing Iran-Turkey: Esendere-Sero
Replies: 1
Views: 3056

Border Crossing Iran-Turkey: Esendere-Sero

I crossed this border the 9th of April, walking from Iran to Turkey. A Taxi from Oromyie to the border cost 300.000 IRR (7 USD), maybe I could bargain but the vehicle was in really bad conditions and the driver was so friendly, so maybe my money will help him in the maintenance of the car :) The bor...
by GiacomoLuppi
Wed Apr 05, 2017 5:45 pm
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Iran-Azerbaijan Border Crossing in Astara
Replies: 29
Views: 17313

Re: Iran-Azerbaijan Border Crossing in Astara

I crossed this border yesterday (4th of April), walking from Azerbaijan to Iran. I didn't find any crowd, I arrived around 4:30 PM and in twenty minutes all was done. Azeri side without problem (passport control and backpack x-ray control), iranian side totally empty, the guard looked new as he didn...
by GiacomoLuppi
Tue Apr 04, 2017 3:35 am
Forum: Other transport
Topic: Caspian sea ferry updates & questions
Replies: 213
Views: 108599

Re: Caspian sea ferry updates & questions

Finally I waited 17 hours at the port because due to bad weather the ship couldn't approach the coast. The trip lasted not even 20 hours but then we waited almost 30 hours in the gulf gor the same reason. 17 hours in Aktau + 48 hours on the ship...but good food on board for free, clean cabin, free t...
by GiacomoLuppi
Fri Mar 31, 2017 11:39 am
Forum: Other transport
Topic: Caspian sea ferry updates & questions
Replies: 213
Views: 108599

Re: Caspian sea ferry updates & questions

I will go on a ship from Aktau to Baku this night. The second office that is supposed to be in Aktau ( ticket office at 7-21-1. Telephone: 872 92 51 77 59. It’s close to the World War II) seems to have closed, I looked for that all around the building but no trace. I called the number but automatic ...
by GiacomoLuppi
Wed Mar 29, 2017 5:23 am
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Tajen Border crossing uzbekistan kazakstan
Replies: 20
Views: 10469

Re: Tajen Border crossing uzbekistan kazakstan

I crossed the border yesterday from Uzbekistan to Kazakhstan. I slept in the uzbek border, in the truck that I hitchiked from Kongrad. The border opened at 9 AM, there were a lot of truck drivers and local people waiting (more than hundred people) but as a foreigner they all allowed me to skip the q...
by GiacomoLuppi
Wed Mar 29, 2017 5:04 am
Forum: Turkmenistan
Topic: Q&A: Door to Hell
Replies: 88
Views: 28998

Re: Q&A: Door to Hell

Sorry, Turkmenistan denied my Visa request, so I changed my plans
by GiacomoLuppi
Mon Mar 13, 2017 2:19 pm
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Border crossings reports: Dostyk/Dustlyk (Uzbekistan/Kyrgyzstan)
Replies: 42
Views: 18901

Re: Dostyk Crossing (Kyrgyzstan into Uzbekistan)

I crossed yesterday the border from Osh to Andijon. On the kirgiz side very quickly, they made some joke in italian, smiling. The first uzbek guard, after checking my passport, told me to wait; he came outside of the cabinet...for a selfie with me :) In the Uzbek side they checked the passport; I fi...
by GiacomoLuppi
Fri Mar 10, 2017 11:13 am
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Embassy report: Iran visa in Bishkek
Replies: 26
Views: 14494

Re: Iran embassy Bishkek

In Tuesday I brought all the papers (RN, copy of passport, copy of insurance, one picture, passport), and the receipt of the payment (50 € for Italy). On Friday afternoon I got the Visa. Wednesday was holiday, so they needed 2/3 days
by GiacomoLuppi
Tue Mar 07, 2017 11:38 am
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Embassy report: Uzbek visa in Bishkek
Replies: 62
Views: 37397

Re: Embassy report: Uzbek visa in Bishkek

I did the LOI with Caravanistan.com; yesterday I called the embassy and I got an appointment for today at 10 AM. IMPORTANT: On Monday no Visa service. Once I gave all the documents (copy of passport, two documents from the Uzbek agency, copy of Kyrgyz stamp, passport) I received the paper for the pa...
by GiacomoLuppi
Sun Mar 05, 2017 11:39 am
Forum: Turkmenistan
Topic: Q&A: Door to Hell
Replies: 88
Views: 28998

Re: Q&A: Door to Hell

I'm planing a trip to Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan in May/June and will cross the border at Dashoguz and want to visit the gas crate on the way to/from Ashgabat. I have been looking at the Turkmen railways timetable, and there is two trains a day Ashgabat - Dashoguz stopping in Ishoguz, which I have...