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by davrunaway
Wed Aug 21, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Embassy report: Russian visa in Almaty
Replies: 40
Views: 18002

Re: Embassy report: Russian visa in Almaty

I applied for 3 days transit visa on 6th August 2019 and collected it a week later, 13th August 2019. I would recommend to be there around 10:15am - 11am (Tuesday) as there will be lesser people. As I’m holding a Malaysian passport, I had to pay 30,800 tenge (€70) for the transit visa. I’ve only pre...
by davrunaway
Mon Aug 19, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Other transport
Topic: Astana - Olgii by bus or shared taxi
Replies: 1
Views: 861

Re: Astana - Olgii by bus or shared taxi

I just arrived here in Olgii by bus from Astana (Nur Sultan). I tried to get a bus ticket in Almaty, I called Sayran Bus Terminal hotline, they said they have bus running twice a week. So, I went to the Sayran Bus Terminal trying to get a ticket. At first, they told me I could only buy the bus ticke...
by davrunaway
Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: Turkmenistan
Topic: Turkmen manat black market exchange rates
Replies: 51
Views: 17545

Re: Turkmen manat black market exchange rates

I spent a couple hours finding for money exchange in Ashgabat. To be precise, there is a phone/electronic shop called ‘iPhone’ (beside a restaurant buffet) in the Russian Bazar that does money exchange at a rate of 1 USD to 18 Manat. At Bajgiran border, I exchanged at a rate of €1 to 17 Manat. It wa...
by davrunaway
Sun Jun 16, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: Turkmenistan
Topic: Cheap accommodation for Turkmenistan: Q&A
Replies: 20
Views: 8078

Re: Cheap accommodation for Turkmenistan: Q&A

I was on a transit visa (Ashgabat - Mary - Türkmenabat) from 12th to 15th June 2019. In Ashgabat, I stayed at Kuwwat Hotel for USD 10. Foreigner rates/pax as stated on the paper at the reception, Simple Room: USD 10 Luxury Room: USD 15 In Mary, I stayed at Myhmanhana (beside the bus terminal) for 10...
by davrunaway
Sun Jun 16, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Iran-Azerbaijan Border Crossing in Astara
Replies: 26
Views: 14547

Re: Iran-Azerbaijan Border Crossing in Astara

I’ve crossed this Astara land border (Azeri to Iran) by foot on 28th May. I hitchhiked from Lankaran to Astara (Azeri) pedestrian border. I was questioned by the Azeri officer for awhile because I’ve been to Armenia. They are friendly and speak English. It was less than 3 mins walk to Astara (Iran) ...

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