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by TheVantasticBrice
Wed Nov 20, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Iran
Topic: How long will Nowruz in Iran last starting from 21 March?
Replies: 1
Views: 2367

Re: How long will Nowruz Iran starting from 21 Mar?

We where in Iran last Noruz. The w end in Iran start in Friday so during Noruz the first Friday saturday sunday most of the thing are close but then after 3/4 days everything is getting easier and after a week it's ok. But if it's possible for you I advise you to come during Noruz as the people are ...
by TheVantasticBrice
Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Tajikistan
Topic: Tajik somoni black market rates
Replies: 21
Views: 11494

Re: Tajik somoni black market rates

Hi,
Now the black market is not really worth it. The rate at the exchange desk are pretty good (best than in a bank most of the time).
by TheVantasticBrice
Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Travel in Chechnya & Dagestan: is it safe?
Replies: 19
Views: 6751

Re: Travel in Chechnya & Dagestan: is it safe?

Hi, We are overlander traveling in van and we were from Kazaksthan To Georgia trogouht Astrakhan Makaskala Derbent Gamsutl and Grozny. Lot of police/army checkpoint on the way but they were polite friendly and didn't ask for money. We were discret but didn't feel unsafe. Mountain in Dagestan are ama...
by TheVantasticBrice
Sun Apr 21, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Turkmenistan
Topic: Turkmenistan transit visa poll
Replies: 81
Views: 46199

Re: Turkmenistan transit visa poll

In between 5 to 10 days but the best could be to ask for the visa in Teheran and to take it in Mashad ( you keep your passport with you).
These border looks good just ask at the embassy.
by TheVantasticBrice
Sun Apr 21, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Tajikistan
Topic: Registration for Sim card in Tajikistan
Replies: 29
Views: 7745

Re: Registration for Sim card in Tajikistan

Got one with Megaphone last week the price are still the same than before. I try to ask to the seller about these new law but she don't seem to know about this !
by TheVantasticBrice
Fri Mar 29, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Turkmenistan
Topic: Turkmen manat black market exchange rates
Replies: 57
Views: 26665

Re: Turkmen manat black market exchange rates

Ashgabat 1 usd 18 manat
by TheVantasticBrice
Wed Feb 27, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Iran
Topic: Iran Guidebook?
Replies: 4
Views: 3578

Re: Iran Guidebook?

We travel with the Bradt guide its sometime painful to read because they really don't make any appreciation on what they like or not and why . But it's quite exhaustive.
by TheVantasticBrice
Wed Feb 27, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: Turkmenistan
Topic: Turkmenistan transit visa poll
Replies: 81
Views: 46199

Re: Turkmenistan transit visa poll

In Teheran we got the transit visa and we were able to change the date of our entry after receiving the LOI
by TheVantasticBrice
Fri Feb 22, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: Turkmenistan
Topic: Turkmenistan transit visa poll
Replies: 81
Views: 46199

Re: Turkmenistan transit visa poll

Applied in Ankara, friendly staff and we (belgian and french passeport holders) got the letter in 8 days. Now we are going to pick up our visas in Téhéran... and try to change the date as the letter is non specific on the date. We will see...