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by nielba
Mon Sep 16, 2019 6:31 am
Forum: Itineraries & trip reports
Topic: HH pamir Highway - 3 weeks, Dushanbe to Osh
Replies: 3
Views: 517

Re: HH pamir Highway - 3 weeks, Dushanbe to Osh

Happy to see that your "traditional" and higher freeload spirit brought you to the point you feel in the position to judge. Typical Western mindset, always believing we know better what others should think or behave, specially if they are from a third world country and not enlightened enou...
by nielba
Sun Sep 15, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: Uzbekistan
Topic: Khiva to Moynaq
Replies: 4
Views: 471

Re: Khiva to Moynaq

From kungirot there are definitely minibusses going to moynaq, where there is an hostel (I think it's opened, not sure), yurts and also possible to camp on the bottom of the lake right next to the wrecked ships.
by nielba
Sun Sep 15, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: Itineraries & trip reports
Topic: HH pamir Highway - 3 weeks, Dushanbe to Osh
Replies: 3
Views: 517

HH pamir Highway - 3 weeks, Dushanbe to Osh

I have successfully hitchhiked the pamir, through the wakhan corridor, over 22 days during the last july. I'll write some general info and thoughts and then a "detailed" day by day report to give you an idea about what to expect. - HH the pamir is DEFINITELY possible, but it is not for beg...
by nielba
Sun Sep 08, 2019 5:53 am
Forum: Itineraries & trip reports
Topic: Almaty-Urumqi bus: reports, Q&A
Replies: 22
Views: 6279

Re: Almaty-Urumqi bus: reports, Q&A

Thx for the report..!! may I ask why u didn't decide to go to zharkent, minibus through the border and then a train or something after to urumqi..?
by nielba
Sun Aug 25, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Chinese visa extension report: Leshan
Replies: 7
Views: 6433

Re: Chinese visa extension report: Leshan

Do you have any info about extending a double entrance visa..?! In particular the first one of the entrances, without the possibility to use the second one.. thx
by nielba
Mon Aug 19, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: China
Topic: questions and checks at xinjiang border
Replies: 9
Views: 788

Re: questions and checks at xinjiang border

Thx for your answers.. if it is better having few reservations won't be a problem.. i usually hitchhike but I'll see how's after the border and decide, probably going just to catch the train to urumqi.. About photos i Just have one camera and one backup sd card, with the exact same photos.. other th...
by nielba
Mon Aug 19, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: China
Topic: Urumqi hotels that take foreigners
Replies: 21
Views: 4892

Re: Urumqi hotels that take foreigners

Any news..?!
by nielba
Sat Aug 17, 2019 2:50 am
Forum: China
Topic: questions and checks at xinjiang border
Replies: 9
Views: 788

questions and checks at xinjiang border

I'm soon planning to cross from Kazakhstan to China and I would like to have some info about what might happen at the border.. first, do I need in advance an hotel reservation..?! in urumqi let's say..? second, do I need to have a precise and exact route..? or is it better..? third, is it ok to say ...
by nielba
Fri Jul 05, 2019 5:42 am
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Tajikistan eVisa delays
Replies: 18
Views: 2172

Re: Tajikistan eVisa not arriving - stuck in Uzbekistan

applied Sunday 30.6, actually paid Monday 01.07 at 10am and received yesterday 04.07.. not even four days..
by nielba
Mon Jul 01, 2019 5:52 am
Forum: Tajikistan
Topic: Tajikistan E-visa Q&A
Replies: 189
Views: 65635

Re: Tajikistan E-visa Q&A

today I was able to get through the payment process, probably it doesn't work during the weekends, but at the end I got an error page and a "try again" button to tap.. I did once, nothing different happened, then went back on the "manage application" page but the pay option was g...

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