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by edblax
Thu Sep 13, 2018 5:45 am
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Visa-free transit at SVO on separate tickets
Replies: 2
Views: 125

Re: Visa-free transit at SVO on separate tickets

It worked! But I'm not sure I'd recommend it to others. Here's a quick report. First we called Aeroflot, the conversation went like this: Aeroflot: You will need to get a transit visa Us: But the Russian embassy says you can only get a transit visa if you stay longer than 24 hours, and we only want ...
by edblax
Sun Aug 12, 2018 3:43 am
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Visa-free transit at SVO on separate tickets
Replies: 2
Views: 125

Visa-free transit at SVO on separate tickets

Hi folks Have looked far and wide for an answer to this question, but there's a lot of contradictory information online, so we were wondering if someone on here might have a more definitive answer. We had to leave Russia for a family emergency during the World Cup, and as it was cheaper to buy a ret...
by edblax
Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:08 am
Forum: Kazakhstan
Topic: Mashkatov border - Uralsk to Samara
Replies: 6
Views: 351

Re: Mashkatov border - Uralsk to Samara

Completed this trip without any issues. Train (no 49) passed through Russia without any immigration or customs and didn't make any stops in Russia. So quite a useful and hassle free (in our experience) option for anyone taking this route. Train was on time. Bus from uralsk to samara was straightforw...
by edblax
Wed Jun 13, 2018 2:12 am
Forum: Kazakhstan
Topic: Mashkatov border - Uralsk to Samara
Replies: 6
Views: 351

Re: Mashkatov border - Uralsk to Samara

We have fan IDs, which should allow for multiple entries, and we are from visa free countries for Kazakh purposes. Will update this thread if we encounter any issues.
by edblax
Mon Jun 11, 2018 4:38 am
Forum: Kazakhstan
Topic: Mashkatov border - Uralsk to Samara
Replies: 6
Views: 351

Re: Mashkatov border - Uralsk to Samara

Thanks! We have since learned that buses leave uralsk at 730, 930, 1600 and 1700, so we will aim for one of them with hitchhiking as a backup if the train is late.
by edblax
Fri Jun 08, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: Kazakhstan
Topic: Mashkatov border - Uralsk to Samara
Replies: 6
Views: 351

Mashkatov border - Uralsk to Samara

Hi folks We made a snap decision to get some tickets to a world cup game in Samara at 4pm on the 21st, and are throwing around some options to get there from Almaty in time for the game. For a variety of reasons (possibly incl. stupidity) we're trying to leave Almaty as late as possible. There's a t...
by edblax
Thu May 24, 2018 9:02 am
Forum: Cars and motorbikes
Topic: One way rental bishkek - almaty
Replies: 1
Views: 266

Re: One way rental bishkek - almaty

For others looking, Iron Horse Nomads can make this happen!
by edblax
Wed May 23, 2018 8:13 am
Forum: Cars and motorbikes
Topic: One way rental bishkek - almaty
Replies: 1
Views: 266

One way rental bishkek - almaty

Hi folks

Anyone know if it's possible to rent a car or motorbike in Bishkek for a week or two and drop it off in Almaty?

If so, please point us in the right direction!

Cheers
by edblax
Thu May 17, 2018 4:31 am
Forum: China travel sharing
Topic: Crossing Irkeshtam pass. Kashgar to Osh. End of May.
Replies: 7
Views: 501

Re: Crossing Irkeshtam pass. Kashgar to Osh. End of May.

To clarify, we paid: 200 yuan total (50 each between 4) for the van from kashgar to uluqgat 400 yuan total (100 each between 4) for the shared taxi between immigration checkpoints 100 yuan total (~15 each between 7) for an absurdly expensive minivan from the actual border (maybe) to Kyrgyz immigrati...
by edblax
Wed May 16, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: China travel sharing
Topic: Crossing Irkeshtam pass. Kashgar to Osh. End of May.
Replies: 7
Views: 501

Re: Crossing Irkeshtam pass. Kashgar to Osh. End of May.

Just a quick update. We did this trip a couple of days ago, and there were 7 travellers making the trip that day. Four of us left from Kashgar Old Town hostel, and we also saw another group of three go from there the day before, so that might be a good place to try to find travel partners. We paid 2...

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