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by Tot hier en verder
Fri Feb 28, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: South Ossetia visa
Replies: 19
Views: 6088

Re: South Ossetia visa

“Are you absolutely sure you are heading this way?” a surprised Russian customs officer asks. “This road doesn’t lead to Georgia, but to South Ossetia! I doubt they will even let you in.” Last summer, I visited South Ossetia to research a tour for my own travel agency. A trip report can be found at ...
by Tot hier en verder
Wed Oct 09, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Abkhazia visa on arrival
Replies: 10
Views: 2050

Re: Abkhazia visa on arrival

I visited Abkhazia in October 2019. No passport stamps. I was allowed to keep my visa, though.
Visa costed 400 rub. Payment by card should be possible, but the employee told me I had to pay cash. No shorts law was not enforced.
by Tot hier en verder
Mon Aug 26, 2019 8:27 am
Forum: Others
Topic: Russian Caucasus
Replies: 8
Views: 1938

Re: Russian Caucasus

I visited Dagestan, Chechnya, Ingushetia, North and South Ossetia with my family last month. We travelled with our own campervan. In Dagestan, we visited Derbent, Kubachi, Gamsutl, Gunib, Salta waterfall, Barkhan Sarykum and Sulakskiy canyon. Salta and Gamsutl were the highlights, while Mackhachkala...
by Tot hier en verder
Thu Mar 28, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Temirbaba (Turkmen-Kazakh) border crossing reports
Replies: 6
Views: 1859

Re: Turkmen-Kazhakh border currently closed

Asked about the current situation during a trip to Turkmenistan this week. The border is still closed in March 2019.
by Tot hier en verder
Tue Feb 19, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Passing to Abkhazia from Enguri Border
Replies: 40
Views: 14689

Re: Passing to Abkhazia from Enguri Border

CIS nationals can only enter Abkhazia from Russia at Psou. They cannot enter from Georgia at Inguri.
What about EU residents with both a CIS passport and a EU passport? Has anyone tried?
by Tot hier en verder
Fri Nov 16, 2018 7:43 am
Forum: Others
Topic: Parking at Georgia - Abkhazia border crossing
Replies: 0
Views: 1876

Parking at Georgia - Abkhazia border crossing

Does anyone have experience with leaving their car (personal or rental) at the Georgia - Abkhazia border crossing? If yes, when was this and for how long did you leave your car?

Last time I opted for a parking spot in Zugdidi, but the border seems a reasonably safe place to me.
by Tot hier en verder
Fri Sep 28, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: General
Topic: Silk Road with kids: tips and advice
Replies: 12
Views: 5024

Re: Silk Road with kids: tips and advice

Hi Steven, Surprisingly few replies so far, so I hope this will be of some use. I don’t know how broad you want to interpret Silk Road in this case – I’ll stick to our experiences in Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan and Iran. If you want I can add bits about Azerbaijan, Georgia, Armenia, Turkey ...
by Tot hier en verder
Sun Jul 22, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: Kyrgyzstan
Topic: World Nomad Games - Tickets for opening and closing ceremonies
Replies: 13
Views: 2751

Re: World Nomad Games - Tickets for opening and closing ceremonies

World Nomad Games Android app is up and running; still tickets left!
by Tot hier en verder
Sat Jul 14, 2018 7:18 am
Forum: Kyrgyzstan
Topic: World Nomad Games - Tickets for opening and closing ceremonies
Replies: 13
Views: 2751

Re: World Nomad Games - Tickets for opening and closing ceremonies

For those who don't want to risk missing out on the tickets as the World Nomad Games apps still don't work: I contacted [deleted e-mail], paid a $30 service fee (for 4 tickets in total; you could gang up if you want to split the fee) and will pick up the actual tickets at their office once I arrive ...
by Tot hier en verder
Thu Jul 12, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Kyrgyzstan
Topic: World Nomad Games - Tickets for opening and closing ceremonies
Replies: 13
Views: 2751

Re: World Nomad Games - Tickets for opening and closing ceremonies

A tour agency in Bishkek offered me to stand in line at the post office for $30. That sounds ok to me, so I transferred that amount + ticket price. I sent them the documents they need (passport, photo). They told me I can pick up the tickets later in Bishkek at their office. I asked them to send me ...

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