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by Richard Smits
Wed Jul 18, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Kyrgyzstan E-Visa Q&A
Replies: 39
Views: 12581

Re: Kyrgyzstan E-Visa Q&A

My experience applying for a 3-month E-Visa for my wife (Bulgarian): - Submitted application last Thursday evening (Bishkek time), it took half an hour before the confirmation email with the visa application number came. Before that, in my impatience I submitted another application, now with my emai...
by Richard Smits
Mon Jul 16, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Kyrgyzstan
Topic: Tick risk near Issyk-Kul in August/September
Replies: 3
Views: 1150

Re: Tick risk near Issyk-Kul in August/September

Ticks are generally waiting for you in high grass, where they drop on your shoes and then work their way up your leg until they find a suitable place to feed on your blood. So avoid high grass and tuck your trousers into your socks to greatly reduce the risk.
by Richard Smits
Sat Jul 14, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: Kyrgyzstan
Topic: Detailed map of Son kol
Replies: 5
Views: 1711

Re: Detailed map of Son kol

...or Openstreetmap and apps that use it (, Backcountry Navigator, Locus Map, etc.). Soviet military maps can also be found at
by Richard Smits
Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:48 am
Forum: Kazakhstan
Topic: Charyn Canyon loop itinerary
Replies: 6
Views: 1755

Re: Charyn Canyon loop itinerary

We'd like to do something similar, but would like to visit some of the other canyons than Valley of Castles that are described on Caravanistan. However, from the description it's not clear to me exactly where they are. Can someone give some GPS locations of the other canyons, so I can add them on Op...