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by Jealgu
Wed Dec 16, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: Trains
Topic: Trains from Khiva to Samarkand
Replies: 5
Views: 968

Re: Trains from Khiva to Samarkand

https://www.seat61.com/Uzbekistan.htm Seat61 indicates there is a daytrain in to Bukhara three days a week. Perhaps younseqrched for a day it does not run? Another possibilities is that due to covid/lack of tourists it does not run curtently. I am, however, not up to date what the covid situation is...
by Jealgu
Tue Dec 08, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: Kyrgyzstan
Topic: Kyrgyzstan coronavirus travel re-opening/restrictions Q&A
Replies: 6
Views: 974

Re: Kyrgyzstan to open borders to all foreigners

Thats true, but what about the risk of bringing in Covid. It might not be detectable 72 hours beforehand, while you still have it.
by Jealgu
Mon Dec 07, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: Kyrgyzstan
Topic: Kyrgyzstan coronavirus travel re-opening/restrictions Q&A
Replies: 6
Views: 974

Re: Kyrgyzstan to open borders to all foreigners

Interesting, any opinions from an ethical perspective whether we should travel to Kyrgyzstan?

On a sidenote: I read about a similar arrangement for Pakistan. So there might be a few options next summer, wonder whether otger Central Asian countries open up.
by Jealgu
Wed Jan 01, 2020 12:10 pm
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Chinese visa in Hanoi (Vietnam)
Replies: 8
Views: 6692

Re: Chinese visa in Hanoi (Vietnam)

julistan wrote:Went to the new visa center in mid november 2019.
No pb to apply with a simple tourist 1 month vietnamese visa. Exactly the same docs as usually mentionned before.
With or without something as a residence permit?
by Jealgu
Tue Nov 12, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: Turkmenistan
Topic: Q&A: Door to Hell
Replies: 88
Views: 32014

Re: Q&A: Door to Hell

I visited the crater in the same periid on year ago. Plebty of yurts at the crater, but they all seemed closed. What did you end up doing? Is it realistic to expect yurts to rent out every night? I did the train option. Perhaps it was possible to let the motorcycle guy that took arrange accomodatio...
by Jealgu
Mon Nov 11, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Turkmenistan
Topic: Q&A: Door to Hell
Replies: 88
Views: 32014

Re: Q&A: Door to Hell

I visited the crater in the same periid on year ago. Plebty of yurts at the crater, but they all seemed closed.
by Jealgu
Fri Sep 27, 2019 7:20 am
Forum: Itineraries & trip reports
Topic: Planning my itinerary
Replies: 2
Views: 860

Re: Planning my itinerary

There is a Kazakhstan visa page which answers your 2nd quedtion. I would want to do the pamirs asap as it only gets colder. Your first question is too broad. What are your interests, mode of transport etc? But you could fill two months in Tajikistan only. You will need to make choices, but you will ...
by Jealgu
Thu Sep 12, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Silk Road Planning Advice
Replies: 8
Views: 4269

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: 4269

Re: Silk Road Planning Advice

https://caravanistan.com/planning

Start from the link above. Come back if you have more detailed questions.