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by alarencontredumonde
Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: Itineraries & trip reports
Topic: Suggestions: From Central Asia to Mongolia via China (Xinjian)
Replies: 0
Views: 219

Suggestions: From Central Asia to Mongolia via China (Xinjian)

Hi everybody! We are two travellers overlanding since April from Istanbul. We use public transport mainly (bus, train) but hitchhike sometimes. I admit that planning the next part of our trip is a bit complicated as we want to go from Central Asia (Kazakhstan or Kyrgyzstan) to Western Mongolia, via ...
by alarencontredumonde
Mon Jun 17, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: Turkmenistan
Topic: Turkmen manat black market exchange rates
Replies: 51
Views: 17716

Re: Turkmen manat black market exchange rates

On the boat between Baku and Turkmenbahsi: 1$ for 18 TMT
In the Russian Bazaar we also manage to get the same.
by alarencontredumonde
Mon Jun 17, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: Other transport
Topic: Caspian sea ferry updates & questions
Replies: 209
Views: 95406

Re: Caspian sea ferry updates & questions

Just wanted to share our wonderful journey between Baku and Turkmenbashi. Before leaving, we met 2 others travellers to share the journey. 4th of June we started to contact Oktai: +994 502140413, using an other number in this forum who put us in contact with him. Uses WhatsApp, speaks English. There...
by alarencontredumonde
Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:56 am
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Embassy Report: Turkmen visa in Ankara
Replies: 16
Views: 7891

Re: Embassy Report: Turkmen visa in Ankara

Hello! Canadian passeports, did our application in April 24th. They made us fill the 2 form: the one online + the one they gave us. Really nice and helpful people. Coloured photocopy of passeport, Azerbaijan e-visa (since taking the boat from Baku), 2 coloured pictures, Turkish E-visa, letter explai...
by alarencontredumonde
Sun Jun 02, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Embassy reports: China visa from Tbilisi
Replies: 68
Views: 21338

Re: Embassy reports: China visa from Tbilisi

You're welcome!

We plan to go to China from Kirghizstan too, but we didn't mention it in our itinerary. As suggested by Caravanistan.

Good luck!
by alarencontredumonde
Sun Jun 02, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Turkmenistan
Topic: medication in turkmenistan
Replies: 4
Views: 2170

Re: medication in turkmenistan

We had problems when leaving Turkmenistan and were held 3 hours at the customs (Turkmenbashi), as we had some painkiller, that was on their list (Tramadol). We had a certificate from our doctor, but that did not help. So I would say it depends on the medication. I know this post is old, but I will ...
by alarencontredumonde
Sun Jun 02, 2019 7:19 am
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Embassy reports: China visa from Tbilisi
Replies: 68
Views: 21338

Re: Embassy reports: China visa from Tbilisi

Hi! Just to sum up our experience on chinese visa in Tbilisi: Two canadians passeports. There were a lot of people on Monday. We arrived at 9h40 (it opens at 9h30) and entered the embassy at 11h20 (it closes at 11h30). The english speaking girl was not so friendly. She first asked us if we were resi...
by alarencontredumonde
Sun May 26, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Armenia: visa-free for Canadians?
Replies: 2
Views: 273

Re: Armenia: visa-free for Canadians?

Hello! We are Canadian and we travelled in Armenia 10 days ago. We were convinced that it was visa-free for canadians. But, at the border they confirmed us that is was not visa free (you will have the info on travel.gc.ca). We received our visa at the border where we paid directly. It was 3000 drams...

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