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by jfdesfosses
Wed Aug 14, 2019 4:02 am
Forum: Mongolia
Topic: 150cc Motorcycles
Replies: 1
Views: 920

Re: 150cc Motorcycles

a year and a half ago we bought 2 new Mustang Shinerays for about 680$ US in Khovd, and we bought the 200 cc to haul my heavy behind and my ridiculous 115l bag, food, 10l of gas, and food. They were outstanding, and only had to fix one flat (my fault for not monitoring the tire pressure and I got a ...
by jfdesfosses
Wed Aug 14, 2019 3:56 am
Forum: Mongolia
Topic: Mongolia in 10 days... Is it worth?
Replies: 5
Views: 1067

Re: Mongolia in 10 days... Is it worth?

Where are you from ? How much of a jet lag? What is your budget? Honestly, for 10 days, Mongolia might not be the best destination. Logistics, transportations, everything...takes time. I am going for roughly 30 days this September, (spent 2.5 months a year and a half ago), and I thing it's cutting i...
by jfdesfosses
Wed Aug 07, 2019 5:01 am
Forum: Mongolia
Topic: Any cheap flight options to/from Ulaanbaatar
Replies: 5
Views: 3460

Re: Any cheap flight options to/from Ulaanbaatar

I used Skyscanner, and paid 877$ Canadian dollars for a flight Montreal-Beijing-UB and return between Aug 29th and Sept 23rd. TI don't know what you consider inexpensive, but the Beijing -UB part was 100$ (return) more . than the Montreal-Beijing (I checked because I was thinking of taking the train...
by jfdesfosses
Wed Aug 07, 2019 4:57 am
Forum: Others
Topic: Pakistan karakoram hiking as solo female traveler
Replies: 9
Views: 3127

Re: Pakistan karakoram hiking as solo female traveler

My GF and I were solo travellers in Pakistan last year. We hiked without guides in Hunza, did the Nanga Parbat's base camp solo, in Karimabad, as well as a few places around Gilgit, Kalash Valley, and fairy valley. All in all, we had no issues being alone, besides having to fend off the ''mandatory'...
by jfdesfosses
Wed Aug 07, 2019 4:50 am
Forum: Others
Topic: Mongolia/ Gobi tours
Replies: 4
Views: 1580

Re: Mongolia/ Gobi tours

If you are adventurous.... Last year my GF and I bought motorcycles in Khovd and drove to UB, following a zig-zag pattern that led us to the GOBI. for 3 months, we bought the motorcycles new and sold them at the end, and cost us around 250$ US per motorcycle. You could rent some through CHEKE tours ...
by jfdesfosses
Fri Aug 25, 2017 6:35 pm
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Mongolian Visa extension in Olgii
Replies: 9
Views: 5133

Re: Mongolian Visa extension in Olgii

Update: My girlfriend and I came in from Bulgan border on 17/08/18, with our visa free 30 days as we are Canadians. We bought motorcycles in Khovd, and went to Olgiy for extensions on 17/08/25. We wrote the letter, paid 220 000t, gave them a standard passport photo, filled the form, gave a photocopy...
by jfdesfosses
Tue Aug 22, 2017 3:52 pm
Forum: Mongolia
Topic: Looking for English translator in Khovd
Replies: 2
Views: 2345

Re: Looking for English translator in Khovd

Update: Yesterday, with the help of a woman who served as a translator, we bought 2 new mustangs 200. We went to the police station first in order to make sure we could. They said that we can buy them, and resell them within 30 days without putting plates or registering them. We needed to make sure ...
by jfdesfosses
Tue Aug 22, 2017 3:50 pm
Forum: Cycling
Topic: Buying bikes in Mongolia
Replies: 5
Views: 3669

Re: Buying bikes in Mongolia

Well, my girlfriend and I arrived in Khovd 5 days ago. Yesterday, with the help of a woman who served as a translator, we bought 2 new mustangs 200. We went to the police station first in order to make sure we could. They said that we can buy them, and resell them within 30 days without putting plat...
by jfdesfosses
Sun Aug 20, 2017 7:43 am
Forum: Mongolia
Topic: Looking for English translator in Khovd
Replies: 2
Views: 2345

Looking for English translator in Khovd

Hello.

We are in Khovd, and would need a Mongol or Kazakh to english translator to help us buy a motorcycle and go through the paperwork with us at the police station.

If anyone has any contact, it would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks

Jean-François
by jfdesfosses
Mon Aug 07, 2017 5:38 am
Forum: Kazakhstan
Topic: Camera store: need my DSLR cleaned in Almaty
Replies: 1
Views: 867

Camera store: need my DSLR cleaned in Almaty

Hi folks,

I'll be in Almaty tomorrow. My DSLR's sensor is hopelessly dirty.

Any shop recommendation for a good sensor and visor cleaning?

Thank you very much!

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