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by globetraveler
Thu Aug 22, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Tajen Border crossing uzbekistan kazakstan
Replies: 20
Views: 8936

Re: Tajen Border crossing uzbekistan kazakstan

July 25, 2019 Started from Kungrad early in the morning, 7am. Luckily found a ride directly to border, didn't even pay. :) Was there by 12, noon. Border is chaos, people are all around. :D But crossed quickly. Uzbeks asked me for registration slips, I had 3 nights covered (out of 8). They didn't che...
by globetraveler
Thu Aug 22, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Travel in Chechnya & Dagestan: is it safe?
Replies: 19
Views: 5282

Re: Travel in Chechnya & Dagestan: is it safe?

Traveled there end of July 2019, on the way from Astrakhan to Tbilisi. Stayed one night in Grozny. People in Chechnya are truly fantastic and sooo hospitable! I didn't feel unsafe at all! Even when two radical islamic youngsters approached me and told me to dress properly (I was wearing short sleeve...
by globetraveler
Thu Aug 22, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Security situation in Xinjiang - leave your thoughts
Replies: 48
Views: 12250

Re: Security situation in Xinjiang - leave your thoughts

That night I arrived to Kashgar, found a hostel. Took a walk around. Really liked the atmosphere so planned to stay for two nights. But after all that hassle in the previous two days I wasn't sure I really wanted. Tomorrow morning visited Kashgar attractions quickly, took my backpack and hitched all...
by globetraveler
Thu Aug 22, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Security situation in Xinjiang - leave your thoughts
Replies: 48
Views: 12250

Re: Security situation in Xinjiang - leave your thoughts

Traveled there this June on the way to Tajikistan. Planned 6-7 days, but made it in 4. Why? Because of all those things mentioned above. After 33 hours on the train Beijing-Turpan, arrived there 4am. Waited for the sunrise and started my hitching. The plan was to go to Bostan lake to swim, so hitchh...
by globetraveler
Thu Aug 22, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Beshariq border crossing (Uzbekistan to Tajikistan, Fergana Valley)
Replies: 13
Views: 5328

Re: Beshariq border crossing (Uzbekistan to Tajikistan, Fergana Valley)

July 9th 2019. Serbian passport, from Konibodom to Kokand via this border. Uzbekistan visa free. On foot. Very simple and fast, 10min Tajik side, 10min Uzbek side. No Xray, no luggage check, no dumb questions (not any actually :D), nothing. Just stamps and welcome! There is a procedure for cars, it ...
by globetraveler
Thu Aug 22, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Qolma/Kulma pass (China-Tajikistan) border crossing reports
Replies: 74
Views: 30903

Re: Qolma/Kulma pass (China-Tajikistan) border crossing reports

Hi folks. I traveled around Xinjiang province of China for 4 days (hitching, night trains). Practically, it's a war zone, a bunch of guns, police, you really don't enjoy. I departed from Kashgar at 2 pm and managed to get Tashkurgan by 9pm. 7 hours of pure hitching, 300km.There were three checkpoint...
by globetraveler
Thu Jun 20, 2019 1:20 am
Forum: Tajikistan
Topic: Tajikistan E-visa Q&A
Replies: 189
Views: 65565

Re: Tajikistan E-visa Q&A

Got it yesterday, applied on 16th. 3 days in total. GBAO + evisa.

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