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by Gratsi and Jan
Sat Sep 15, 2018 9:38 am
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Chinese border closures 25th Sept - 7th Ocober
Replies: 6
Views: 1013

Re: Chinese border closures 25th Sept - 7th Ocober

Here is the website of the Kyrgyz government: http://www.gps.gov.kg/ru/news It is only in Russian and Kyrgyz language. Search for news starting with "КПП", this means border crossing and use google translate. Normally, they give a statement only a couple of days prior to closure. Also, if the border...
by Gratsi and Jan
Sat Jun 30, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Irkeshtam Pass: Kyrgyzstan (Osh - Sary Tash) to China (Kashgar)
Replies: 30
Views: 14137

Re: Irkeshtam Pass: Kyrgyzstan (Osh - Sary Tash) to China (Kashgar)

We (two cyclists) crossed Irkeshtam border from Kyrgyzstan to China on June 19. Here is our experience: We spent the night in Irkeshtam village. There is a hotel on the left, about 100m off the road. Else, just ask one of the restaurant ladies (which is what we did). They will let you stay in one of...
by Gratsi and Jan
Thu Jun 14, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Irkeshtam pass report – Kashgar, Xinjiang to Sary Tash, Kyrgyzstan
Replies: 42
Views: 17939

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

@hornet74: Yes, the Kyrgyz-Chinese borders at Torugart and Irkeshtam will be closed from June 15-18. The borders will open again on June 19. Maybe see you at Irkeshtam on the 19th. ;)

See the official announcement here: http://www.gps.gov.kg/ru/news/show/604
by Gratsi and Jan
Mon May 21, 2018 6:47 am
Forum: Other transport
Topic: Caspian sea ferry updates & questions
Replies: 213
Views: 106494

Re: Caspian sea ferry updates & questions

We are two cyclists, and we took the ferry (Merkuri-1) on May 9th. We bought the tickets (80$ per person) in Baku, and took a taxi to Alat port. We boarded the ferry at 3am and arrived on May 11th at 11pm. Everything else was similar to what Ricks described above. Total duration from entering Alat p...
by Gratsi and Jan
Thu May 17, 2018 8:07 am
Forum: Cycling
Topic: Cyclists: post your travel tips here!
Replies: 9
Views: 10474

Re: Cyclists: post your travel tips here!

We are two cyclists, and we took the train from Aktau (station "Mangyshlak") to Astana (station "Nurly Zhol") a few days ago. The ride took about 45h, and we arrived on time. We read on the "Cycling in Kazakhstan" page that we might be able to store our bikes in the space between compartments. Be aw...