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by Schaniiin
Thu Aug 01, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: China
Topic: Urumqi hotels that take foreigners
Replies: 21
Views: 4881

Re: Urumqi hotels that take foreigners

I can confirm Ziyou international hostel . Perfect location. We had a 3 people tatami room with ensuite bathroom. It was good. The staff is super nice and speak English very well. But 99% of all guests are Chinese... which means it can be veeeery loud in the dorms. The common room is rather sad and ...
by Schaniiin
Thu Aug 01, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Irkeshtam Pass: Kyrgyzstan (Osh - Sary Tash) to China (Kashgar)
Replies: 29
Views: 13088

Re: Irkeshtam Pass: Kyrgyzstan (Osh - Sary Tash) to China (Kashgar)

This is a report of our border crossing from Osh to Kashgar. 3 girls from Switzerland with Chinese visa issued in our home country Thursday, 25th July Osh to Sary Tash: The bus station is right at the bazaar underneath the bridge. It's called "old bus station". We took the Marshrutka that ...
by Schaniiin
Fri Jul 26, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: China
Topic: Hotels in Kashgar that accept foreigners
Replies: 11
Views: 2172

Re: Hotels in Kashgar that accept foreigners

We're currently staying at Nuerlan Hotel (or Nurlan Hotel). We pay about 800yuan for 2 nights for 3 people. The room is super big. It's centrally located, bus nr 28 goes there (from the train station, 2 yuan)
by Schaniiin
Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Karkara valley (Kegen – Tup/Kensu) border
Replies: 69
Views: 32136

Re: Karkara valley (Kegen – Tup/Kensu) border

Date: 12th July 2019, friday 3 people with Swiss passport, no visa needed for either country Waited at the intersection in Kegen at 8.45AM. First car stopped after a few seconds. We showed him the wallet with only 4000 tenge left. Driver accepted. 30mins later we arrived at the border. 4 cars waitin...
by Schaniiin
Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Outdoor adventures
Topic: Kolsai and Kaindy Lakes: Trip reports and Q&A
Replies: 10
Views: 3673

Re: Kolsai and Kaindy Lakes: Trip reports and Q&A

Here's a trip report: We went to Sayakhat bus station in the morning at 6 AM. There are shared taxis to Saty. The drivers/ticket guys found us at the bus station where all the minivans are even though the shared taxis park on the road next to the bus station. So basically if you walk through the bus...
by Schaniiin
Mon Jun 17, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Penjikent border crossing - long walk?
Replies: 4
Views: 507

Re: Penjikent border crossing - long walk?

It takes about 1h by shared taxi from Tashkent to the border. It's not a long walk. On the tajik side we paid 1 USD per person for a shared taxi ride to penjikent. They brought us right to our hostel.

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