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by emarosa
Thu Jan 30, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: Trains
Topic: Buying train tickets Uzbekistan - Tajikistan
Replies: 7
Views: 2384

Re: Buying train tickets Uzbekistan - Tajikistan

Hi there, I took the train Dushanbe to Termez last weekend. Easy to buy tickets for platzkart the night before -- 215 somoni. The train ride itself was good with friendly food-sharing passengers. The real issue was the border crossing took two hours and involved a very comprehensive search of both b...
by emarosa
Sat Jan 25, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Embassy Report: Russian Visa in Dushanbe
Replies: 9
Views: 3806

Re: Embassy Report: Russian Visa in Dushanbe

Hi there, I tried to add one day to my Russian transit visa (because the airline cancelled my flight) at the Russian Embassy in Dushanbe. After much talking, they said it was completely impossible. They could only change it if I was flying to my home country (not likely!) or to come back on Monday t...
by emarosa
Sat Jan 25, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: China
Topic: Urumqi hotels that take foreigners
Replies: 22
Views: 7371

Re: Urumqi hotels that take foreigners

JinJiang Inn on Hongqi Rd still accepts foreigners.
by emarosa
Sat Jan 25, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: China
Topic: Hotels in Kashgar that accept foreigners
Replies: 13
Views: 3971

Re: Hotels in Kashgar that accept foreigners

I stayed in a great little airbnb hotel near the "old" town. They were able to register me with no worries.
PM for link :)
by emarosa
Sat Jan 04, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: Iran
Topic: Anyone currently in Iran ?
Replies: 6
Views: 1401

Anyone currently in Iran ?

Hi there,

I am planning to be in Iran at the end of January but was wanting to hear from some travelers currently there. Has there been a noticeable change in atmosphere ? Do you feel like anything has changed safety wise with the new developments ?

Looking forward to any thoughts or feedback
by emarosa
Thu Oct 03, 2019 3:41 am
Forum: Turkmenistan
Topic: Applying for Turkmenistan transit visa by email ?
Replies: 6
Views: 2147

Re: Applying for Turkmenistan transit visa by email ?

FRT15 wrote:emarosa,

Were you able to arrange the transit visa via email? Thanks
Sorry for late reply ! I changed my route and didn't go to Turkmenistan sorry ......... maybe next time ;)
by emarosa
Wed May 08, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: Turkmenistan
Topic: Applying for Turkmenistan transit visa by email ?
Replies: 6
Views: 2147

Re: Applying for Turkmenistan transit visa by email ?

Thanks -- will let you know how it goes
by emarosa
Sun May 05, 2019 12:07 am
Forum: Turkmenistan
Topic: Applying for Turkmenistan transit visa by email ?
Replies: 6
Views: 2147

Applying for Turkmenistan transit visa by email ?

Hi there, Is it possible to apply for a Turkmenistan transit visa by email ? I don't have an embassy in my country (NZ), and will only be travelling in central Asia for about a week before I hope to cross Turkmenistan. (So I don't think it would be wise to try for Dushanbe or something). Many thanks,