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by ASpeed
Fri Sep 08, 2017 1:53 pm
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Posof (TR) - Vale (GEO): border crossing reports
Replies: 10
Views: 5944

Re: Posof (TR) - Vale (GEO): border crossing reports

Georgia to Turkey border update as of 7 Sept 2017. You cannot buy motorcycle insurance for Turkey at the Vale-Posof border post. They will only do motorcar insurance there. If you can get Green Card cover including Turkey they will accept email confirmation even if you don't have the hard copy. With...
by ASpeed
Tue Aug 01, 2017 1:27 pm
Forum: Cars and motorbikes
Topic: Motorcycle Maintenance/Tire Changes on the Road
Replies: 4
Views: 4366

Re: Motorcycle Maintenance/Tire Changes on the Road

The BMW dealer in Almaty, Al Farabi st, now also sells and maintains BMW motorcycles. We had basic maintenance done there and got great service. There is also a motorcycle store called FreeRider, which sells all sorts of spare parts and tyres, and has a hostel attached and a pub across the way.
by ASpeed
Thu Jul 20, 2017 3:51 pm
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Uzbekistan Embassy in Almaty report
Replies: 45
Views: 30694

Re: Uzbekistan Embassy in Almaty report

Travelling on Australian passports, we got LOIs via StanTours, turned up at Uzbek consulate in Almaty at 4pm today, handed our passports, LOI, 1 photograph, forgot to bring a copy of our passport, the guy kindly made a copy for us. 30' later, we got a piece of paper with the cost of the visa and the...
by ASpeed
Fri Jun 30, 2017 2:54 pm
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Turkmen visa Q&A
Replies: 99
Views: 24332

Re: Turkmen visa Q&A

Hi Stephen, I had read that page, several times in fact before pestering, but I do not want a transit visa for more than 5 days, but have read that if you have an LOI, you don't have to wait the week. And therefore I wondered if we could pay for an LOI to speed up our visa process.
by ASpeed
Thu Jun 29, 2017 6:47 am
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Turkmen visa Q&A
Replies: 99
Views: 24332

Re: Turkmen visa Q&A

We want to get a Transit Visa for Turkmenistan and I have read that if you have an LOI, you get the visa (maybe) within a day, but if you have no LOI, the transit visa wait is a week. Due to our time constraints, can I pay for an LOI without buying a tour? Also, what are the current reports on Alamt...
by ASpeed
Sun Feb 12, 2017 1:34 am
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Uzbekistan visa - how long in advance can we apply
Replies: 5
Views: 2817

Re: Uzbekistan visa - how long in advance can we apply

Thanks Steven!

Does the 3 months in advance include the month visa duration? Or 3 months before entering Uzbekistan then the visa duration after that?

Is it a Turkmen visa that someone applied for in Istanbul and picked in Tehran?!

Thanks
by ASpeed
Wed Feb 08, 2017 11:37 am
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Uzbekistan visa - how long in advance can we apply
Replies: 5
Views: 2817

Uzbekistan visa - how long in advance can we apply

Hi Stephen, do you know how long in advance we can apply for an Uzbekistan LOI and visa. Looking at applying in Paris, France so about 2 months in advance. Can we apply for the LOI through you now and lodge the visa application in Paris. Many thanks!!
by ASpeed
Wed Feb 08, 2017 11:13 am
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Turkmenistan visa Q&A [archive]
Replies: 66
Views: 20075

Turkmenistan transit visa - how long in advance

Hi Stephen, do you know how long in advance we can apply for a Turkmenistan transit visa. Looking at applying in London, UK so about 2 months in advance. Many thanks!!
by ASpeed
Wed Jul 30, 2014 11:49 am
Forum: Kyrgyzstan
Topic: Bishkek - great place to get passport photos
Replies: 0
Views: 2496

Bishkek - great place to get passport photos

ProFoto Centre is a great place to get your photos printed or any other kind of prints made. Great, central location right on Prospekt Chui, west of the fountains on Ala-Too Square. Phone number 664 993. I had a passport photo on a usb stick which I needed the background made lighter and printed in ...