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by Bart-Jan
Mon Jun 12, 2017 8:38 pm
Forum: Itineraries & trip reports
Topic: Travel tips thread - post yours!
Replies: 9
Views: 13216

Re: Travel tips thread - post yours!

I don't really know whether this is the right thread for this post, but my intention is to make so kind of list of useful things for people how attempt to walk (part of) the silk road. I guess most of it will be of use for cyclists as well since in my opinion the only real difference between cycling...
by Bart-Jan
Fri Sep 16, 2016 11:37 am
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Embassy report: Chinese visa in Hong Kong
Replies: 18
Views: 9863

Embassy report: Chinese visa in Hong Kong

I tried using Hong Kong as an emergency exit a few weeks ago. Flew there from Almaty but had to return without a visa. I applied through an agency and they couldn't give me a reason. Thought it might be the Turkey and Iran stamps in my passport. Then I went to the Chinese visa office in Hong Kong to...
by Bart-Jan
Tue May 10, 2016 1:52 pm
Forum: Uzbekistan
Topic: Uzbekistan: hotels in small places
Replies: 0
Views: 1315

Uzbekistan: hotels in small places

My registration problem turned out to be no problem at all. Nobody even looked at the registration slips at the Denau border crossing. Since I tried to collect as many registrations as possible just to be sure I gathered some info on hotels that might be helpful to other people - Qiziltepa: there is...
by Bart-Jan
Sat Feb 27, 2016 2:28 pm
Forum: Uzbekistan
Topic: Registration in Uzbekistan - old system [archive]
Replies: 25
Views: 3985

Re: Hotel Registration Problem in Uzbekistan

Steven, thanks for reply
Indeed I don't have that much choice so I'll just see how things turn out at the border
by Bart-Jan
Sat Feb 27, 2016 2:25 pm
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Visa Extension in Gorgan, Iran
Replies: 5
Views: 3467

Re: Visa Extension in Gorgan, Iran

Thanks for the above description. Got my second extension there today, address is Bezehti 4th alley, street going right just after Melli bank is Bezehti street. There is currently an English speaking guy doing military service there. He was extremely helpful. Even though I still had 12 left of my pr...
by Bart-Jan
Tue Feb 09, 2016 5:31 pm
Forum: Uzbekistan
Topic: Registration in Uzbekistan - old system [archive]
Replies: 25
Views: 3985

Re: Hotel Registration Problem in Uzbekistan

Hi, Despite most people having positive experiences I'm still a bit worried. I'm planning to travel trough Uzbekistan on foot so even the odds of missing some registration slips are pretty high. Does anyone have any experience with travelling trough the country try like this? Furthermore, is there s...
by Bart-Jan
Tue Feb 09, 2016 4:28 pm
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Embassy Report: Tajikistan Visa in Tehran
Replies: 4
Views: 4744

Re: Embassy Report: Tajikistan Visa in Tehran

Hi all, Applied for my Tajik visa yesterday. As I went here straight after I got the necessary letter from the Dutch embassy I arrived during lunch time, 1:30 or so. However after a knock on the little window they still opened and accepted the paperwork. At first I was told to wait and they would is...
by Bart-Jan
Tue Feb 09, 2016 4:19 pm
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Letter of no objection Chinese visa Tehran
Replies: 14
Views: 7775

Re: Letter of no objection Chinese visa Tehran

Hi all, Apparently the Dutch embassy learned from all above. I got the required letter in 15 minutes or so for €30. No questions asked about it. I don't know the exact content, forgot to copy it, but it was nothing more than a statement confirming I was a Dutch citizen, than some personal data and a...
by Bart-Jan
Sun Feb 07, 2016 3:22 pm
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Embassy reports (Tehran): Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan & China
Replies: 16
Views: 11780

Re: Embassy reports (Tehran): Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan & China

Hi all, Got my Uzbekistan Visa in Tehran today without any problems. Everything still is as described above, however the posted opening hours of the consulate are 9 to 11 am Sunday-Wednesday, 9 to 10:30 am Thursday, closed Friday/Saterday . I got there at 10:45 this morning assuming I had plenty of ...
by Bart-Jan
Sat Feb 06, 2016 4:40 pm
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Iranian visa extension in Tehran
Replies: 29
Views: 11296

Re: Iranian visa extension in Tehran

Hello, I went to extend my visa today. Thanks to the perfect descripion above and some luck, there was no soldier but a helpful woman instead who just took my pasport when I came for the pink envelope, took it straight to the right person and came back in a few minutes with a 30 day extension, it to...

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