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by Mrloes
Sat Jul 14, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: Turkmenistan
Topic: Turkmen manat black market exchange rates
Replies: 52
Views: 17916

Re: Turkmen manat black market exchange rates

We changed 1 USD for 16 in Mary (check with the guys hanging around the railway station) and Ashgabat (taxi driver at the stand opposite of the train station) in the end of June.
by Mrloes
Sat Jul 14, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Turkmenistan
Topic: Q&A: Door to Hell
Replies: 88
Views: 21723

Re: Q&A: Door to Hell

We went to the Darvaza gas crater this June. Quite spontaneously I must say, because we thought we couldn't make the detour with our transit visa from Sarakhs - Farap, so after crossing the border from Iran we went straight to Mary. The next day however, we decided to go to Ashgabat and the Darvaza ...
by Mrloes
Sat Jul 14, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Bordercrossing Iran - Turkmenistan a.k.a. Sarakhs - Saraghs
Replies: 15
Views: 5613

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

We (a Dutch couple) crossed the border from Iran to Turkmenistan in the end of June. We took the night train from Tehran to Mashad and then a train from Mashad to Sarakhs (only 60.000 rial per person, departs about 1,5 hours after arrival of the night train from Tehran). At the train station we got ...
by Mrloes
Sat Jul 14, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Farap - Alat (TM - UZ) border crossing updates
Replies: 14
Views: 4822

Re: Farap - Alat (TM - UZ) border crossing updates

We crossed the border on 30 June. We arrived in Turkmenabat by night train from Ashgabat and then took a taxi to the border. We probably paid too much (97 manat; the guy asked for 100 and my boyfriend couldn't bother to bargain and just showed the 97 manat he had left in his wallet :| ) When we arri...
by Mrloes
Sat Jul 14, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Armenia - Iran border crossing (Nordooz - Agarak)
Replies: 31
Views: 15398

Re: Armenia - Iran border crossing

We crossed the border from Armenia to Iran this June travelling by bus from Yerevan.* Everything went very smooth on both sides, the people at the border were friendly. No questions, just the guy from the "1 USD travel insurance scam" (see above), who happily jumped up when he saw us, but ...
by Mrloes
Sat Jul 14, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Border Crossing by Train: Kazakhstan into Uzbekistan. Advice
Replies: 7
Views: 2960

Re: Border Crossing by Train: Kazakhstan into Uzbekistan. Advice

We just took the train in the opposite direction: Tashkent to Bishkek. Departure time 20:50 (every Thursday in summer), arrival the next day at around 20:00. Same procedure as described above. We didn't have to show any registration slips when exiting Uzbekistan. Some of the border guards speak some...
by Mrloes
Sat Jul 14, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Embassy report: Uzbekistan visa in Tehran
Replies: 6
Views: 2991

Re: Embassy report: Uzbekistan visa in Tehran

We are the couple (from the Netherlands) that got the visa changed to a 30 day visa, we didn't have to pay extra for that. All very easy and friendly, we applied on 3 June and picked up the visa 10 June. Everything like it's stated on the main Uzbekistan visa page here on Caravanistan: No letter of ...
by Mrloes
Sat Jul 14, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Report: Tehran, Chinese VIsa
Replies: 81
Views: 29864

Re: Report: Tehran, Chinese VIsa

Dutch couple applied on Tuesday 19 June and got a double entry visa on Sunday 24 June. We provided them with the following documents: - Typed application form - Colour copy of passport - Colour copy of visa Iran - 2 passport photos - Full itinerary from 27 June to 20 August with side trip to Hong Ko...
by Mrloes
Sat Jul 14, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Turkmenistan Transit Visa in Tehran
Replies: 121
Views: 47862

Re: Turkmenistan Transit Visa in Tehran

Here is another successful story. We (a Dutch couple travelling by train and bus) applied for a transit visa on 10 June. We provided the following documents: - The two application forms that you get at the embassy - Two passport pictures (they keep both and don't accept when you only have one) - Col...
by Mrloes
Sat Jul 14, 2018 5:08 am
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Uzbekistan new registration system from July 2018
Replies: 41
Views: 6497

Re: Uzbekistan new registration system from July 2018

We left Uzbekistan yesterday, travelling by train from Tashkent to Bishkek (through Kazakhstan). We had all our registration slips, except for one night in the train, but didn't have to show them at the border. Tashkent was the only place where they asked to see our registration slip from the previo...

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