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by Losgelöst
Wed Aug 29, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Irkeshtam Pass: Kyrgyzstan (Osh - Sary Tash) to China (Kashgar)
Replies: 30
Views: 14127

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

We, two german cyclists, crossed the border on the 27th of July. We also spent the night in Irkeshtam. It's possible to put a tent close to the river which is what we did. It was surprisingly quiet, no issues at all. Best to fill up your water bottles in the village before called Nura. There is a pi...
by Losgelöst
Fri Jul 06, 2018 3:34 am
Forum: Cycling
Topic: Bicycle service and repair in Almaty
Replies: 3
Views: 3521

Re: Bicycle service and repair in Almaty

One more thing to add to our post above. We believe we found THE bicycle guy in Almaty. He has a little garage on the Nikolskii Basar (43.249389, 76.926982) called "SportWave". Very friendly guy, extremely knowledgeable, very honest and fair prices (he has a heart for longterm cyclists!). He doesn't...
by Losgelöst
Thu Jun 28, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Cycling
Topic: Bicycle service and repair in Almaty
Replies: 3
Views: 3521

Re: Bicycle service and repair in Almaty

Checking Almaty for buying some bicycles the last days we've walked into several different shops which we thought we'll just list here. Since we looked for bikes in general our judgements about their stocks are very superficial, but just to give you a very basic idea: Elite Sports: see posts above, ...
by Losgelöst
Tue Jun 05, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Turkmenistan Transit Visa in Tehran
Replies: 123
Views: 56065

Re: Turkmenistan Transit Visa in Tehran

Transit visa successful We are german couple, applied for the transit visa in Tehran on the 16th May, asking for the entry date to be on the 7th June. We were told to call them after ten days which we did (use the number from Caravanistan, not the one next to the window). The visa weren't ready yet ...
by Losgelöst
Mon Apr 16, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Embassy reports: China visa from Tbilisi
Replies: 69
Views: 23951

Re: Embassy reports: China visa from Tbilisi

Good news! We (german couple) gave it a chance last week and it worked! We applied for a tourist visa with two entries and got 30 days twice. They mentioned the issue with us not being residents but we just told them that we as Europeans are allowed to stay in Georgia for one year so it kind of coun...
by Losgelöst
Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Embassy report: Iran visa in Tbilisi
Replies: 72
Views: 39646

Re: Embassy report: Iran visa in Tbilisi

We (german couple) first got the verification code through the e-visa website (http://e_visa.mfa.ir/en/). Afterwards headed to the embassy on a tuesday morning. The asked only for the online form with the code, one picture (no headscarf) and the passports. No health insurance or itinerary needed. Th...