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by jessev
Thu Nov 15, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Wakhan corridor: security and access Q&A
Replies: 13
Views: 6853

Afghan Wakhan Risks

Hello All, This past summer I hitchiked and walked the Bartang and Wakhan valleys in Tajikistan. I am now planning this coming summer and I want to do the Afghan Wakhan this time. Ideally I would like to use the entire length of the visa and stay in the Wakhan for a month. My question is: is it poss...
by jessev
Sun Nov 04, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Money questions
Replies: 9
Views: 1906

Re: Carrying Cash

Need to find the same info. I have PMed you. I've returned from my trip this summer, I spent over a month in Tajikistan hiking and hitchhiking the Bartang and Wakhan valleys. I ended up taking out cash ahead of time then converting it to Somoni in Tajikistan. This worked extremely well for me. Whil...
by jessev
Thu Sep 27, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: Afghanistan
Topic: Darwaz and Shighnan Districts
Replies: 3
Views: 559

Re: Darwaz and Shighnan Districts

yeeenn wrote:it is possible, i know few travelers were there few months ago.



Would it be possible for me to contact them to ask them questions about the region? Let me know if you have any other resources about this region of Afghanistan. Thanks.
by jessev
Wed Aug 22, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: Afghanistan
Topic: Darwaz and Shighnan Districts
Replies: 3
Views: 559

Darwaz and Shighnan Districts

Hello all, I've just returned from over a month in Tajikistan and am now already obsessively brainstorming ideas for my next trip which likely won't be for at least a year but there is a question I've had for a while. The Afghan villages north of Rushan along the Tajik border in the Badakhshan distr...
by jessev
Fri Aug 17, 2018 6:11 am
Forum: Tajikistan
Topic: Wakhan Red Hair
Replies: 4
Views: 582

Wakhan Red Hair

Hi all, Just returned from over a month in Tajikistan. I spent 8 days walking the Wakhan and as I made my way through I began seeing children with dyed red hair. I was told by a local that this is a style that originates from Afghanistan and doesn't have any particular significance, it's just a loca...
by jessev
Fri May 25, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: Tajikistan
Topic: Access to Cash
Replies: 1
Views: 420

Access to Cash

Hello all, I keep hearing about the unreliability of access to cash throughout Tajikistan so I'm looking for any advice or input. My visa is good for 45 days so I plan on spending over a month in Tajikistan, the majority in the GBAO. I have a Visa card but as I've come to understand there are really...
by jessev
Thu Apr 19, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: Tajikistan
Topic: Power Access
Replies: 1
Views: 431

Power Access

Hello all, I have another question that I can't seem to find a straight answer to. I am going to Tajikistan this summer and I plan to spend roughly a week exploring the Bartang Valley and about a week exploring the Wakhan Valley hopping from village to village. Do any of the villages in these valley...
by jessev
Wed Mar 21, 2018 12:56 am
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Chinese Visa Entry Date
Replies: 3
Views: 409

Re: Chinese Visa Entry Date

So can I write my entry date down as a month from now just so I can apply for the visa now?
by jessev
Tue Mar 20, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Chinese Visa Entry Date
Replies: 3
Views: 409

Chinese Visa Entry Date

Hello everyone, I am traveling to Tajikistan for a month and a half before China so my date of entry will be roughly July 15th for China although it's really not set in stone and I probably won't know until I'm actually in Tajikistan. I was thinking of putting my date of entry as July 1st in case I ...
by jessev
Wed Mar 14, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Money questions
Replies: 9
Views: 1906

Carrying Cash

Hello everyone, I've read quite a few posts concerning the issue of money in Tajikistan but I am hoping to hear some specifics from people who have done this before. I'll be in Tajikistan this summer and am planning on spending the full 45 days there. I will be starting in Dushanbe but the bulk of t...

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