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by Jealgu
Thu Sep 12, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Silk Road Planning Advice
Replies: 8
Views: 564

Re: Silk Road Planning Advice

Even without Russian I had a great time. There are always ways to communicate without spoken language. Download a translation app, bring a phrasebook and perhaps learn a few russian words. There is enough beaten path in central asia where English is no problem. The level of English in the Tajik Pami...
by Jealgu
Tue Sep 10, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: General
Topic: Silk Road Planning Advice
Replies: 8
Views: 564

Re: Silk Road Planning Advice

https://caravanistan.com/planning

Start from the link above. Come back if you have more detailed questions.
by Jealgu
Tue Aug 06, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Central Asia Planning
Replies: 3
Views: 243

Re: Central Asia Planning

Well, I am sorry to bring the news, but you are absolutely not ready. If that document shows all planning you did you are lucky to survive one day. /*Sarcasm mode switched off/ you probably did more planning than 99 percent of all independent travellers, especially so far in advance for some of the ...
by Jealgu
Mon Aug 05, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Qolma/Kulma pass (China-Tajikistan) border crossing reports
Replies: 72
Views: 28064

Re: Qolma/Kulma pass (China-Tajikistan) border crossing reports

Hi all, we passed the qulma pass border on July 31th from Tajikistan. 3 of us, 2 from Croatia and one from Australia. We started from Murghab very early and arrived to tajik side of the border slightly before 9 (tajik time) and waited for the border to open until 10 (tajik time) . On Tajik side eve...
by Jealgu
Thu Aug 01, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Khorgos border crossing Q&A (Almaty - Urumqi)
Replies: 64
Views: 19520

Re: Khorgos border crossing Q&A (Almaty - Urumqi)

Yes, I went freely last year. But from what I gathered that is a thing of the pass. Permits, guides, tourgroups is the available flavour now. I have heard the suggestion, but no story of someone actually doing it, that with a paki visa you are allowed, perhaps meaning that you can get a permit, to g...
by Jealgu
Thu Jun 27, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Turkmenistan
Topic: Q&A: Door to Hell
Replies: 65
Views: 19322

Re: Q&A: Door to Hell

Last november I went there (mybquestion was rhetorical). I went from the train station to the maon road, at the police post there I found a motor guy there who wanted to take me. Not a very reliable service, turned out his lights did not work, so had to leave before it got really dark. So check that...
by Jealgu
Tue Jun 25, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Turkmenistan
Topic: Q&A: Door to Hell
Replies: 65
Views: 19322

Re: Q&A: Door to Hell

Isnt the train option cheaper? Considering you get a bed with it. It definitely is qhen you go solo.
by Jealgu
Wed Jun 19, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: Trains
Topic: Almaty - Urumqi by train: reports, Q&A
Replies: 9
Views: 5422

Re: Almaty - Urumqi by train: reports, Q&A

Tutu quotes about 112 euro. Much cheaper but still expensive. Unfortunately this train seems to be unbookable there, at leasy for 23 june it is.

Not sure if this train gets booked out quickly, but the old school ticket counter might be the cheapest.
by Jealgu
Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: China Visa Extension - Jiayuguan
Replies: 5
Views: 2758

Re: China Visa Extension - Jiayuguan

It is about the 30 days, keep in mind that your second entry will be expired as well after the third.
by Jealgu
Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:31 am
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Khorgos border crossing Q&A (Almaty - Urumqi)
Replies: 64
Views: 19520

Re: Khorgos border crossing Q&A (Almaty - Urumqi)

In 2018 Turpan was still a good experience. There are some police state signs, and checkpoints if you drive around the city for the sights. I did not stop me from having a good time, Turpan is one of my favourite cities. Also Kashgar was not too much hassle, as long as you are not Uyghur. Too bad th...

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