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by marten568
Fri May 25, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Kyzylart - Bor Dobo border crossing (Murghab-Sary Tash)
Replies: 46
Views: 26241

Re: Sary Tash-Murghab border crossing

Crossed from Sary Tash to Murghab in May 2018 in own vehicle. Kyrgyz side was easy, no problems. Tajik side, was first asked for $5 charge per person for the migration card. Seemed like an obvious bribe so we politely stood our ground and the guard eventually gave in reluctantly. Then paid the impor...
by marten568
Fri May 25, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Border crossings reports: Dostyk/Dustlyk (Uzbekistan/Kyrgyzstan)
Replies: 42
Views: 19568

Re: Dostyk Crossing (Kyrgyzstan into Uzbekistan)

We crossed from Andijan to Osh in our own vehicle in May 2018. Friendly guards on both sides and was a very smooth process. They had us skip the lines on both sides. 1000 som charged on Kyrgyz side (for eco tax I believe). They had us cross the border on foot to exchange dollars to som and coming ba...
by marten568
Thu May 10, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Driving Nukus - Kungrad - Beyneu - Aktau
Replies: 27
Views: 14360

Re: Updates: Driving in Uzbekistan & Kazakhstan (Beyneu - Aktau)

Drove from Beyneu to Nukus in one day in May 2018. Left around 07:30 and arrived in Nukus just about 12 hours later 19:30. As described above definitely fill up on as much fuel as possible in beyneu. The drive from beyneu to the border is still in awful condition. Looks like they are in the process ...
by marten568
Thu May 10, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Other transport
Topic: Caspian sea ferry updates & questions
Replies: 213
Views: 113816

Re: Caspian sea ferry updates & questions

Took the Baku to Aktau ferry with Mercuri 1 on May 6. Called everyday from Baku, I tried all the numbers listed and would recommend calling Vika (+994 552665354) as she speaks good English. I tried calling the mainline the day of the ferry and they told me no ferry (probably language barrier issue)....
by marten568
Wed May 02, 2018 8:08 am
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Uzbekistan Embassy in Baku
Replies: 15
Views: 9084

Re: Uzbekistan Embassy in Baku

Picked up Uzbek visas in baku that we applied for in Ankara two weeks ago (without LOI, Swedish + American). We checked online the status 5 days after applying and we had received "telex" numbers. We called the Baku consulate on a Tuesday (a day the consulate is officially closed) but the man was ve...
by marten568
Wed May 02, 2018 8:00 am
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Matsimi - Balakan Border Crossing Reports (Georgia - Azerbaijan)
Replies: 9
Views: 3798

Matsimi - Balakan Border Crossing Reports (Georgia - Azerbaijan)

I did not see a topic for this border. We crossed this border in our own vehicle in April 2018 from georgia to azerbaijan. Scenic drive and incredibly friendly border guards on the Azeri side. Very straightforward. Our car is a 2006 and we were given 30 days in the country, had to pay 80 Manats for ...
by marten568
Sun Apr 22, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Posof (TR) - Vale (GEO): border crossing reports
Replies: 10
Views: 6107

Re: Posof (TR) - Vale (GEO): border crossing reports

We crossed this border from turkey to georgia in april 2018 with our own vehicle. A bit of a strange procedure where we had to park our car, walk to a passport check station and get stamped out, walk back to our car and drive through to a "vehicle inspection building" (to the left once you pull thro...
by marten568
Sat Apr 21, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Turkmen visa Q&A
Replies: 99
Views: 24540

Re: Turkmen visa Q&A

I think I will apply for a Turkmen tour/visa since that seems to be my only option
by marten568
Sat Apr 21, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Turkmen visa Q&A
Replies: 99
Views: 24540

Re: Turkmen visa Q&A

Thanks steven. I had read through your very helpful page which states you do need at least the exit country visa at time of application but I guess I was hoping to see if anyone had gotten around that issue (probably wishful thinking on my part). Thanks for all the info it's incredibly helpful.
by marten568
Sat Apr 21, 2018 5:53 am
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Turkmen visa Q&A
Replies: 99
Views: 24540

Re: Turkmen visa Q&A

Has anyone been able to apply for a Turkmen transit visa without already having the visas for the countries before and after (in my case Uzbekistan and Iran)? I'm afraid from a timing perspective I will not be able to show a copy of my Iran visa (I'm due to get that a few days before I would get int...