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by saule
Wed Nov 21, 2018 8:32 am
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Shemonaika border crossing (Russia-Kazakhstan)
Replies: 20
Views: 5610

Re: Shemonaika border crossing (Russia-Kazakhstan)

from 2 globetrotters: Border crossing from Russia to Kazakhstan ( Trentjakovo-Shemonaika) is a very relaxed border. They let 5 cars through at a time and process them before letting the next lot in. We had 12 cars in front and even so it took us less than an hour for both sides. Kazakhstan they did ...
by saule
Wed Nov 14, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: Uzbekistan
Topic: New Year'Eve holidays in Uzbekistan
Replies: 2
Views: 318

Re: New Year'Eve holidays in Uzbekistan

Just found out about official days off this year: 30th December until 3rd of January.
by saule
Thu Oct 18, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Embassy report: Russian Transit Visa in Ulaanbaatar
Replies: 16
Views: 4431

Re: Embassy report: Russian Transit Visa in Ulaanbaatar

2 Australians received transit visas through urgent service. We now also went to the Russian embassy in Ulaan baatar and managed to get another transit visa from there. Quite easy, just we had to pay express service as for non Europeans it takes 20 working days to issue a visa and we only had 30 day...
by saule
Thu Sep 27, 2018 6:14 am
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Embassy reports: Mongolian visa in Astana
Replies: 1
Views: 200

Re: Embassy reports: Mongolian visa in Astana

Report from 2 overlanders: Mongolia visa in Astana. Very easy. I'm not sure if the embassy moved but its not hard to find and t is on a very large road and the building is huge. We got there, nobody else, took us 5 minutes to fill in the form, we handed it is with the photo, paid and were told to co...
by saule
Thu Sep 27, 2018 6:14 am
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Embassy reports: Mongolian visa in Astana
Replies: 1
Views: 200

Embassy reports: Mongolian visa in Astana

Please read and post reports on the the embassy of Mongolia in Astana below.

Another forum topic collects reports on the Mongolia visa in Almaty.

We summarize all info on the Mongolia visa page.
by saule
Thu Sep 27, 2018 6:00 am
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Embassy report: Russian visa in Astana
Replies: 2
Views: 235

Re: Russian transit visa in Astana

Report from 2 overlanders: Transit visa to Russia in Astana was very easy. Just handed in the filled in form with a photo attached. We told him we had a car and he took a copy of the car papers. The embassy only opens Tuesday and Thursday ( 15:30-17:30) We applied on Thursday and it was ready on Tue...
by saule
Thu Sep 27, 2018 5:48 am
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Russian tourist visa in Tbilisi, Georgia
Replies: 28
Views: 6877

Re: Russian tourist visa in Tbilisi, Georgia

Report from a Brazilian and UK traveller: The new consulate, which they opened in town , is really just to make some money, but some people will love it. You go there and it is easy as there are no people waiting outside, no pushing and showing , shouting or yelling. You pay between 30 and 180 Us fo...
by saule
Fri May 19, 2017 10:30 am
Forum: Kazakhstan
Topic: Expo 2017
Replies: 14
Views: 3669

Re: Expo 2017

Hi Jens, I made a research and the quote that I`ve got is 550$ for a day tour from Astana to Dolinka and back. I find it too expensive so as many things in Astana during Expo.. :oops: I also find it rather strange that there are no short excursions offered in Astana. btw this is the official website...
by saule
Fri Mar 18, 2016 1:53 pm
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Report: Azeri E-Visa
Replies: 9
Views: 3055

Re: Report: Azeri E-Visa

Hi Andre, I talked to Kamala about your issue. There was no mistake. You are charged a fair amount. On the day of your transaction AZN was 1.71 So 55.73 usd = 95.30 azn and few more cents went for another conversion from their bank, which happens all over Azerbaijan or in any Central Asian country. ...
by saule
Fri Jan 15, 2016 2:48 pm
Forum: Kazakhstan
Topic: Horse riding Almaty in winter
Replies: 3
Views: 1650

Re: Horse riding Almaty in winter

Hi Rolof,

There might be few places where horse riding could be arranged. It is fairly easy to ride a horse for few hours in one of the mountain resorts around Almaty. But if you need a longer tour, I need to look for options.
Let me know!

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