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by ninanina
Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: China
Topic: Urumqi hotels that take foreigners
Replies: 21
Views: 5476

Re: Urumqi hotels that take foreigners

jinjiang inn takes foreigners: 180 yuan for a double room.
home inn at hualin market does not, even though booking.com claims it does.
by ninanina
Wed Dec 19, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: Cars and motorbikes
Topic: Help needed: Donating a car to a nonprofit in Kyrgyzstan
Replies: 1
Views: 621

Help needed: Donating a car to a nonprofit in Kyrgyzstan

Dear all, I've heard it's supposed to be possible to donate a car in Kyrgyzstan and that neither side needs to pay import tax when doing so. Is that true? If so, where can I find more informations about the process? Which office(s) do I need to interact with? Also, can I choose the nonprofit? (Ideal...
by ninanina
Sat Dec 15, 2018 4:49 am
Forum: Turkmenistan
Topic: Turkmenistan by car: mandatory GPS tracker questions
Replies: 9
Views: 1782

Re: Turkmenistan by car: mandatory GPS tracker questions

here some updates/experiences, maybe they are of use for somebody: - the route we were supposed to take was negotiated and written down on a paper we got when entering at Gaudan. it would have been possible to change the point of exiting when entering. we could also have chosen another route than th...
by ninanina
Sat Dec 15, 2018 4:40 am
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Report: Tehran, Chinese VIsa
Replies: 86
Views: 32517

Re: Report: Tehran, Chinese VIsa

Obtained two Chinese visas in the beginning of December with one German and one Swiss passport. Thanks to the information provided here the process was mostly smooth. We got single entry, 43 days (which matches our itinerary exactly) and have three months to enter (our itinerary started 1,5 months f...
by ninanina
Thu Nov 29, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: Turkmenistan
Topic: Turkmenistan by car: mandatory GPS tracker questions
Replies: 9
Views: 1782

Re: Turkmenistan by car: mandatory GPS tracker questions

Danko, that's amazingly helpful information. Thank you so much!
by ninanina
Fri Nov 23, 2018 9:02 am
Forum: Iran
Topic: Simcards for foreigners in Iran: Q&A
Replies: 14
Views: 3046

Re: Simcards for foreigners in Iran: Q&A

How recent is the last successful simcard registration for a foreigner you know of? I was successful at the end of october (26th or something like that) in ardabil. there's an irancell store close to basij square. it's a copy and computer shop, too, and should be around here: 38.229042, 48.272725 (...
by ninanina
Fri Nov 23, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Kerman : Iran visa extension
Replies: 3
Views: 1921

Re: Kerman : Iran visa extension

thanks to asianrider's and waltereegho's description I also had a very smooth experience prolonging my visa in kerman. I don't really have anything to add. both the photographer and reza were competent, nice and efficient. it took us 1,5 hours in total, our visa was directly stamped after a 10 minut...
by ninanina
Fri Nov 23, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: Turkmenistan
Topic: Turkmenistan by car: mandatory GPS tracker questions
Replies: 9
Views: 1782

Re: Turkmenistan by car: mandatory GPS tracker questions

I have one more question actually :) will the route be given to me when entering the country, or can I tell them the route I want to take? (to make it more concrete: I will enter at the Bājgirān/Asgabat border and exit at the Kunja-Urgench border. Do I automatically have to take the road via Devreze...
by ninanina
Tue Nov 20, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Turkmenistan
Topic: Turkmenistan by car: mandatory GPS tracker questions
Replies: 9
Views: 1782

Re: Turkmenistan by car: mandatory GPS tracker questions

Thanks a lot for the info, that's very helpful.
I don't know yet where exactly I would want to go off-route, I just find it hard to stick to one prescribed path when travelling which is why I wanted to check my options :)

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