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by Idberg
Sun Jul 30, 2017 4:01 pm
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Irkeshtam pass report – Kashgar, Xinjiang to Sary Tash, Kyrgyzstan
Replies: 42
Views: 15663

Re: Irkeshtam pass report – Kashgar, Xinjiang to Sary Tash, Kyrgyzstan

I passed Irkeshtam border from Kyrgyzstan to China three weeks ago. I did it in one day, but I started early at the Kyrgyz border post and it still took me all day. Nevertheless - a great experience, absolutely recommendable. Here is my detailed report in two parts: https://passportparty.ch/2017/07/...
by Idberg
Mon Jul 24, 2017 12:34 pm
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Kyzylart - Bor Dobo border crossing (Murghab-Sary Tash)
Replies: 46
Views: 22668

Re: Sary Tash-Murghab border crossing

I crossed in July 2017, in a Tajik car with a Kyrgyz speaking Tajik driver from Murghob. He knew the game at the border and there was no scam at all. I did not expect problems and there were none - the driver had to talk to a lot of different staff and stayed in the hut of the veterinarians for 15 m...
by Idberg
Mon Jul 24, 2017 12:04 pm
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Border crossing Kyrgyzstan-Tajikistan (Isfara-Batken)
Replies: 34
Views: 15015

Re: Tajikistan Batken-Isfara (or other) border crossings

I just crossed from Batken (Kyrgyzstan) to Isfara (Tajikistan). No problems at all, just a brief passport/visa check, nobody was interested in the luggage. Exceptionally easy for Central Asian standards! Some remarks: - Drivers at the bus station in Batken pretend that there are no marshrutkas going...
by Idberg
Mon Jul 24, 2017 11:54 am
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Karkara valley (Kegen – Tup/Kensu) border
Replies: 69
Views: 32131

Re: Karkara valley (Kegen – Tup/Kensu) border

I have crossed from Kegen (Kazakhstan) into Kyrgyzstan in June. Such a remote border crossing was quite an experience, and a challenge transport-wise, since there is no transport waiting and only very few passing cars. Here's my report on my blog:
https://passportparty.ch/2017/07/09/border-16/

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