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by Jaysun
Wed Aug 30, 2017 3:25 am
Forum: China
Topic: Yining-Almaty bus Q&A
Replies: 14
Views: 6778

Re: From China to Almaty

For those looking to travel the other way, ie Almaty to Yining, I was told this morning at the bus station ticket office that there is not longer a direct bus from Almaty, apparently it stoked operating a month ago.
by Jaysun
Sat Jul 29, 2017 1:46 pm
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Hojayli - Konye-Urgench border crossing (UZ - TM)
Replies: 43
Views: 23336

Re: Hojayli - Konye-Urgench border crossing (UZ - TM)

Their is no longer a "no-man's land" area between check points, so nice easy taxi (shared cost 3M) to the Turkmenistan boarder. About a 500m walk to customs, then 200m walk to the Uzbekistan boarder and taxis were waiting outside (10 USD) to Nukus. Very easy and happy guards.
by Jaysun
Mon Jul 24, 2017 2:23 am
Forum: Turkmenistan
Topic: Turkmenistan transit visa poll
Replies: 81
Views: 48039

Re: Turkmenistan transit visa poll

I received a 5 day transit letter from the embassy in London. I'm about to see (tomorrow) if the scanned letter works at the boarder. The embassy in London were very friendly (I did it over the phone and by post). They said it would take 10 days, it was about 15 in the end and they just emailed the ...
by Jaysun
Sun Jul 02, 2017 5:23 am
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Iran Visa on Arrival at Armenian border
Replies: 11
Views: 7615

Re: Iran Visa on Arrival at Armenian border

I called Amiri yesterday to see if I could get a VOA at the border. He told me it is impossible. He is now based in Tehran. Again, he told me to used the online visa application (he even texted me the link) and told me to fly from Yerevan to Tehran to get the visa that way. Amiri was very friendly. ...