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by TwoItalians
Tue May 14, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: Trains
Topic: Buying train tickets for Turkmenistan
Replies: 7
Views: 4494

Re: Buying train tickets for Turkmenistan

On April 16, 2019 we had no problems at all to buy two train tickets in a 4 bed compartment from Ashgabat tor Mary at the train station in Ashgabat for 36 manat each (2 USD) for 2 days later.
by TwoItalians
Tue May 14, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: Turkmenistan
Topic: Applying for Turkmenistan transit visa by email ?
Replies: 6
Views: 1263

Re: Applying for Turkmenistan transit visa by email ?

we applied at the Turkmen embassy in Rome mor than 2 month in advance. We concluded the process entirely via e mail. Finally, after 4 or 5 phone calls with the turkmen embassy in Rome we got an e mail with the reference number valid either for the consulate in Tehran, Mashad or even at the border, a...
by TwoItalians
Tue May 14, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Turkmenistan
Topic: Turkmen manat black market exchange rates
Replies: 54
Views: 19173

Re: Turkmen manat black market exchange rates

When you cross from Iran buy camel or similar cigarettes in Iran for 0,70 USD and use it for taxis as money. Better than black market rate.
by TwoItalians
Tue May 14, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: Turkmenistan
Topic: Bajgiran/Ashgabat border updates
Replies: 38
Views: 12166

Re: Bajgiran/Ashgabat border updates

We crossed April 16 from Iran to Turmenistan. Only on the Iranian side you can change Rials and USD for manat at reasonable 15 manat for 1 USD. In Ashgabat it's 17 or 18. Bus to near Asgabat is 10 manat. From there to the City centre we paid 50 manat for a taxi, after bargaining down from 200. They ...
by TwoItalians
Tue May 14, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Turkmenistan Transit Visa in Tehran
Replies: 121
Views: 49833

Re: Turkmenistan Transit Visa in Tehran

Two italian passports, applied for Transit visa via e mail at the embassy in Italy/Rome more than 2 month in advance. After 4 or 5 phone calls to the embassy in Rome we got an e mail with a reference number. They told us in the embassy that this number should be valid either at the turkmen consulate...

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