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by Jealgu
Mon Dec 10, 2018 6:39 am
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Yazd: Iran visa extension
Replies: 16
Views: 5776

Re: Yazd: Iran visa extension

I extended one day later. I arrived after 11, took me a bit longer than 45 I think, do not know exactly though, but it was not too busy. White privilege is a thing, you get preferential treatment. I got the same question about why not Shiraz, got the feeling though that they are just playing around ...
by Jealgu
Fri Nov 23, 2018 8:31 am
Forum: Iran
Topic: Simcards for foreigners in Iran: Q&A
Replies: 10
Views: 876

Re: Simcards for foreigners in Iran: Q&A

In both Mashhad and Tehran I have been unsuccesfullbto get a simcard, whether tourist or normal. Problem is that me details are not, yet (?), in the sytem. In Masshad one Irancell emplotee told that should happen within in three days after entry. I also went to Imam Khomeini airport thinking that sh...
by Jealgu
Thu Nov 01, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: Uzbekistan
Topic: Taking cash in/out Uzbekistan on a day trip
Replies: 3
Views: 224

Re: Taking cash in/out Uzbekistan on a day trip

When I crossed Khujand to Tashkent about a week ago therebwas a sign saying that if you bring in more than 2000 USD you need to declare. Not sure if they check if you leave
by Jealgu
Thu Oct 25, 2018 5:45 am
Forum: Trains
Topic: Question about train Dushanbe-Moscow and Moscow-Khodjent
Replies: 21
Views: 2726

Re: Question about train Dushanbe-Moscow and Moscow-Khodjent

Two days ago I tried buying a ticket khujand samarkand, unfortunately I got a 'njet'. She patiently explained (I was with a local helping to translate) that ttains stop on Sanarkand bit cannot be let off. I tried to show a russian booking site with tickets for this connection, but this had no effect...
by Jealgu
Tue Oct 16, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Embassy report: Iran Visa - Dushanbe
Replies: 16
Views: 6738

Re: Embassy report: Iran Visa - Dushanbe

I received my visa yesterday. 75 euro for same day processing (could get it at 5pm). Not much to add to Bert's post.
by Jealgu
Tue Oct 16, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Bordercrossing Iran - Turkmenistan a.k.a. Sarakhs - Saraghs
Replies: 13
Views: 4188

Re: Bordercrossing Iran - Turkmenistan a.k.a. Sarakhs - Saraghs

@MarieEmilie, any information about the train schedule between Mary and Sarakhs, on which days foes it run?
by Jealgu
Wed Sep 12, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: Trains
Topic: Train in Turkmenistan
Replies: 12
Views: 4135

Re: Train in Turkmenistan

Thanks, I mainly wanted to make sure that ticket sales do not just open the day of departure. Did not seem likely, but with the limited days on a transit visa I wantvto be sure.
by Jealgu
Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:06 am
Forum: Trains
Topic: Train in Turkmenistan
Replies: 12
Views: 4135

Re: Train in Turkmenistan

I have a very basic question. Is it possible to buy a train ticket one day beforehand? I have not yet found an answer to this question. For me it is interest8mg to know as it might affect tolhe border I want to cross
by Jealgu
Sun Sep 09, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Special permit required to enter Xinjiang?
Replies: 7
Views: 523

Re: Special permit required to enter Xinjiang?

As a genersl rule Chinese citizens do not know much about the pecularities fireigners face. I once met a guy who insisted that I could go freely and independent to the TAR. About the Tibetan areas outside the TAR. Normally yoy can travel there, but not when there is civil unrest and not around parti...
by Jealgu
Sun Sep 09, 2018 4:43 am
Forum: Trains
Topic: Question about train Dushanbe-Moscow and Moscow-Khodjent
Replies: 21
Views: 2726

Re: Question about train Dushanbe-Moscow and Moscow-Khodjent

It looks like I need to read Caravanistan better before I post something a bit ovetenthiousadtic. I was pretty keen on using the Kulyab Moscow train. I was thinking ogmf giving Anuzang a go, unforyunateky that does not seem to work out. About the Samsrkand stop. Are you talking about the train from ...

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