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by muteki
Wed Aug 06, 2014 12:45 pm
Forum: Cars and motorbikes
Topic: Catching the Aktau-to-Baku ferry (in just 23 steps)
Replies: 2
Views: 5924

Re: Catching the Aktau-to-Baku ferry (in just 23 steps)

Sounds normal from what I've heard. Makes me never ever want to do this route, unless I've got some cash to spare!
by muteki
Sat Aug 02, 2014 8:39 am
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Kazakhstan visa free experiences 2014 [archive]
Replies: 28
Views: 13975

Re: Kyrgyzstan-kazakhstan border crossings

I successfully got out through this border, no issues at all. I had a migration card which listed an expiry date of 28/7, when I left 30/7, but they didn't say anything about it. Seems that with visa-free you don't need to register, but it's probably still better to do it anyway.
by muteki
Fri Jul 18, 2014 8:37 am
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Kazakhstan visa free experiences 2014 [archive]
Replies: 28
Views: 13975

Re: Kyrgyzstan-kazakhstan border crossings

I've met a bunch of Brits who successfully crossed. I crossed from Tashkent to Shymkent and it took 15 minutes for the border officials to call and verify how to process. Everyone I know who has tried has been successful.
by muteki
Fri Jul 18, 2014 8:35 am
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Registration Azerbaijan
Replies: 55
Views: 17388

Re: Registration in Azerbaijan.

Glad to hear it worked out. I've heard horror stories about Azeri registration, especially staff at the PO simply not wanting to deal with registration. I heard about the guy whose visa was running out...
by muteki
Fri Jul 18, 2014 8:12 am
Forum: Itineraries & trip reports
Topic: Trip Report: Pamir Highway, Dushanbe to Osh
Replies: 0
Views: 1730

Trip Report: Pamir Highway, Dushanbe to Osh

Crossposted from LP's Thorn Tree forum: Late May/early June, 2014: Dushanbe: I flew into Dushanbe, Tajikistan from Moscow and stayed at Yeti Hostel, the first and only real hostel in Dushanbe, which was a great place to meet other travellers. I highly recommend it, though it can be a bit tricky to f...
by muteki
Fri Jul 18, 2014 8:08 am
Forum: Itineraries & trip reports
Topic: Trip Report: Afghanistan's Wakhan Valley (2014)
Replies: 1
Views: 3185

Trip Report: Afghanistan's Wakhan Valley (2014)

Crossposted from LP's Thorn Tree forum: Beginning of June, 2014: As part of our tour of the Pamir Highway, two companions and I were supposed to have two nights in Afghanistan arranged as a tour. Our guide in Tajikistan had a contact and walked us over to meet them. This was near Ishkashim (Tajikist...
by muteki
Fri Jul 18, 2014 7:58 am
Forum: Afghanistan
Topic: Wakhan Adventure email address?
Replies: 4
Views: 4275

Re: Wakhan Adventure email address?

I just ran into this and noticed that I've gone through that agency before. I actually had a bad experience with Wakhan Adventure when I and two other popped into Wakhan for 3 days in the beginning of June. They were just completely disorganised, the owner nowhere to be found even though he was supp...
by muteki
Fri Jul 18, 2014 7:53 am
Forum: Itineraries & trip reports
Topic: Turkmenistan - itinerary and cost
Replies: 3
Views: 2401

Re: Turkmenistan - itinerary and cost

Forgot to note - most people I've met have had 4-day transit visas, sometimes 5.
by muteki
Fri Jul 18, 2014 7:53 am
Forum: Itineraries & trip reports
Topic: Turkmenistan - itinerary and cost
Replies: 3
Views: 2401

Re: Turkmenistan - itinerary and cost

Turkmenistan tours are indeed astronomically expensive. Even StanTours, for example, isn't cheap, though my trip wasn't as much because I joined an existing tour with two other guys. If you email most tour agencies they will give you an idea of which tours you can join.
by muteki
Tue Jul 15, 2014 6:22 pm
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Report: The Uzbek Embassy in Moscow
Replies: 3
Views: 2792

Uzbek visa in Moscow

I posted this on a different forum a while ago, but thought it might be useful. Edited for length. I'm preparing to apply for a visa to Uzbekistan. I'm a US citizen currently in Moscow, so have been trying to figure out how to do this process from here. There's a lot of different information on the ...

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