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by sank
Thu Aug 15, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Penjikent Border Crossing Reports
Replies: 58
Views: 26382

Re: Penjikent Border Crossing Reports

I just crossed this border yesterday on my way to Samarkand. I was a bit worried about my expired car 'permit on the taj side, they kept saying penalty. (expired for 5 days) but never actually asked for money, I played the dump tourist and finally got word I was able to move forward without paying a...
by sank
Thu Aug 08, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Tajikistan
Topic: Paying in € in Tajikistan
Replies: 1
Views: 457

Re: Paying in € in Tajikistan

found it hard to chance euro in the Pamir. US is much more accepted. also found no MasterCard ATM in the whole Pamir Area. (as reported)
by sank
Thu Aug 08, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: Tajikistan
Topic: Bartang Valley road condition
Replies: 18
Views: 7755

Re: Bartang Valley road condition

hello, I was stuck in the bartang for 4 nights, About 40 km out of Rushon, they eventually started clearing the landslide. But didn't do the blasting of the rest of the landslide that is waiting to happen. so might block the road again. Cyclist can usually walk over if they you have the nerve for it...
by sank
Sun Jun 16, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Mongolia
Topic: road conditions mongolia
Replies: 9
Views: 4841

Re: road conditions mongolia

I did just finish driving to Olgii from Arvaikheer (via the northern route) most of it is paved now. (that if you take the detour along the highway towards Kharokin. I drove the direct route and you end up on perfect asphalt about halfway. before that its dirt track but locals drive it in 2wd cars. ...
by sank
Mon Jun 03, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Embassy report: Russian Transit Visa in Ulaanbaatar
Replies: 22
Views: 8033

Re: Embassy report: Russian Transit Visa in Ulaanbaatar

hello, I just picked up transit visa at the embassy, smooth goings. Dutch passport, own transport (car). I applied on Monday, and it was ready for pick up on Friday. However I picked the visa up on Monday and was told I had a problem. they lost my covering letter with had my car detail on it. gave t...