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by Jvita
Thu Jul 25, 2019 4:58 am
Forum: Kazakhstan
Topic: Big Almaty Lake: experiences
Replies: 10
Views: 2725

Re: Big Almaty Lake: experiences

Just visited yesterday by taxi booked with Yandex, about 8500 tenge for the whole return trip from almaty, including waiting at the lake (about half an hour, I didn't have much time). Lots of people there but no police or restrictions, could easily go to the shore of the lake although it gets very s...
by Jvita
Tue Jul 23, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Uzbekistan
Topic: Printing train tickets - where? (Tashkent)
Replies: 3
Views: 277

Printing train tickets - where? (Tashkent)

Hey everyone, very quick question. I've seen it advised to print out the pdf tickets you get from the uzbekistan rail website, where do people actually print out their tickets? I'm in Tashkent for several hours so don't have the hostel option unless I book a night specifically to print a ticket (rig...
by Jvita
Tue Jul 23, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: Trains
Topic: Tashkent - Almaty train Q&A
Replies: 11
Views: 6361

Re: Almaty-Tashkent sleeper train

I'm taking it tomorrow, will let you know if there haven't been any more detailed replies, but I'll tell you my experience of the astana-almaty train. I booked with the tickets.kz site, which gives a visual selection menu for choosing tickets i.e. a diagram of the carriage with clickable beds, like ...
by Jvita
Mon Jul 08, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Trains
Topic: Almaty - Urumqi by train: reports, Q&A
Replies: 14
Views: 5869

Re: Almaty - Urumqi by train: reports, Q&A

I'm looking to go from Urumqi to Almaty in a couple of weeks - the China Highlights website says there's a train on the 20th July but it costs $200 (K9795), but I've seen online people reporting tickets much cheaper, and also buying them when they arrive in Urumqi and not in advance. How risky would...
by Jvita
Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Two questions - Russia and China visa application concerns
Replies: 4
Views: 304

Re: Two questions - Russia and China visa application concerns

Thanks for the response - in terms of itinerary what I have planned is pretty standard, just Moscow and St Petersburg. I suppose the only difference from the most typical visit would be the fact I'll be arriving by train from Tashkent and leaving by train from Moscow or St Petersburg, rather than fl...
by Jvita
Fri Jun 14, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Two questions - Russia and China visa application concerns
Replies: 4
Views: 304

Two questions - Russia and China visa application concerns

Hello everyone! Brief summary: 1. Russia visa: Is it potentially a problem if the entry and exit countries are Uzbekistan and Estonia, i.e. adjacent countries? 2. China visa: Is a cheapo exit ticket to a country near China sufficient for the visa, or is it suspicious? I'm planning to travel by train...

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