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by edblax
Fri Mar 15, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Sell/buy a car/motorbike to/from a traveler
Topic: Car 4x4 available in Bishkek 23 April
Replies: 7
Views: 585

Re: Car 4x4 available in Bishkek 23 April

When do you want the car to arrive back in the UK? We have some friends who will be in Central Asia mid may who could be very interested, but would want to take their time.
by edblax
Mon Nov 05, 2018 3:25 am
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Irkeshtam pass report – Kashgar, Xinjiang to Sary Tash, Kyrgyzstan
Replies: 32
Views: 11708

Re: Irkeshtam pass report – Kashgar, Xinjiang to Sary Tash, Kyrgyzstan

noboy wanted to install spy software on our phones by the way, contrary to what has been told here a lot. Spyware will be installed when entering China from Irkeshtam, not when exiting China. But good to know they don't install it when entering at an internal border. Four of us had the apps install...
by edblax
Fri Oct 19, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: China
Topic: Urumqi hotels that take foreigners
Replies: 10
Views: 2514

Re: Urumqi hotels that take foreigners

This is getting pretty scary. I wonder what the governernment's up to now that it can't even stand a few backpackers in the streets.

As with the Kashgar thread, there were a few places to stay back in May but that all seems to have changed now.
by edblax
Fri Oct 05, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: China
Topic: Hotels in Kashgar that accept foreigners
Replies: 5
Views: 769

Re: Hostel in Kashgar that accepts foreigners?

Old Town was crawling with foreigners last time we were there. Seemed to be just about the only option. Have you tried it?
by edblax
Thu Oct 04, 2018 6:07 am
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Russian Transit Visa needed to fly through Moscow or if flight includes Moscow and Belarus?
Replies: 6
Views: 980

Re: Russian Transit Visa needed to fly through Moscow or if flight includes Moscow and Belarus?

Is your flight on one ticket? If so, hopefully you can check bags through. If not, you'll be in trouble unless you can get down to just carry on. Google the 'vodka dodge' for the most comprehensive info you'll find on this question. I'm also curious about what happened with the belarus flights above!
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: 372

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: 372

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: 647

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: 647

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.

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