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by Silkysmooth
Fri Sep 28, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Turkmenistan
Topic: Q&A: Door to Hell
Replies: 88
Views: 31958

Re: Q&A: Door to Hell

In one day from Khiva to Darvaza gas crater. At our hotel in Khiva they wanted to charge us $25 to take us to Turkmen border. I didn’t like that so I went to another hotel and said the first hotel quoted us $15 for the trip and thought it was high. We agreed on $10 for the whole car. Taxi had to sto...
by Silkysmooth
Fri Sep 07, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: Trains
Topic: Uzbek Railways Website Q&A
Replies: 124
Views: 29745

Re: Possible to buy tickets on Uzbek Railways Website?

You can try choosing “Foreign document” instead of “passport”. Maybe that works? I did that because only that way I could enter the my passport number with letters. I couldn’t enter letters when choosing “passport” as document type. Not sure if it’s related. Anyway, I was able to book tickets online...
by Silkysmooth
Wed Sep 05, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Kyrgyzstan
Topic: Bishkek to Tashkent bus?
Replies: 21
Views: 16943

Re: Bishkek to Tashkent bus?

I tried buying 2 tickets at Bishkek western bus station today (Wednesday) at around 6:15PM to go to Tashkent, but there was only one seat left. So get your ticket early. Now we are taking another bus which goes to Kazakh/Uzbek border (2 ticket = 1700 som) and then we need to find buses to Tashkent. ...
by Silkysmooth
Mon Sep 03, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Embassy Report: Iranian Visa in Berlin
Replies: 2
Views: 2726

Re: Embassy Report: Iranian Visa in Berlin

My e-visa was rejected because I chose a homestay instead of hotel for accomodation. With the invitation letter service from Caravanistan I was able to get the appointment at the embassy and got the visa. Lesson: if you don’t wanna lose time and money, book a hotel and not a homestay Notes: normal p...
by Silkysmooth
Mon Sep 03, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Embassy report: Turkmen visa in Berlin
Replies: 20
Views: 12582

Re: Embassy report: Turkmen visa in Berlin

We (a couple) got a 5 day transit visa in Berlin Things to note: - location of embassy on website is wrong. The one on google is right (in Dahlem) - bank account of the embassy to pay the fees is accessible after you ask for it per email. - fast processing can take longer than 14 days. For us it was...