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by StephParis
Thu Oct 17, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Travel safety in Iraqi Kurdistan?
Replies: 21
Views: 3459

Re: Travel safety in Iraqi Kurdistan?

Not sure what the border region to Turkey and the turkish side is going to develop in the next 2,3 weeks: any ideas? Anybody around there now? Go for it or better take a detour? I'm not there and I've never been, but my first thoughts tell me it's a very long and tough border crossing on turkish si...
by StephParis
Fri Oct 04, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: China
Topic: Hotan/Hetian experiences?
Replies: 10
Views: 1903

Re: Hotan/Hetian experiences?

I've found it on maps me. I can't attach pic here, but GPS is 37.111617, 79.90944 and phone number is +869032571777 On maps you can also find the adress in chinese. It is (I think) 261 Beijing xilu.
by StephParis
Fri Oct 04, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: China
Topic: Hotan/Hetian experiences?
Replies: 10
Views: 1903

Re: Hotan/Hetian experiences?

No it's not. XiJu was smaller and not impressive at all (but confortable). It had no english inscription and it didn't appear on Trip or Booking.
I'll try to find out something this week-end.
by StephParis
Wed Oct 02, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: China
Topic: Hotan/Hetian experiences?
Replies: 10
Views: 1903

Re: Hotan/Hetian experiences?

Hi Wellskier Sorry, I don't remember more than the name : XiJu. It's on a large avenue, 10mn walk northwest of main square (the one with Mao statue). Not sure it will help, BUT I remember the name of a second place that accept foreigners in Hotan : Muztag Hotel. Try to get more informations at your ...
by StephParis
Tue Sep 17, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: China
Topic: Best way to see Hotan, Kashgar, Kuqa...
Replies: 9
Views: 1324

Re: Best way to see Hotan, Kashgar, Kuqa...

Cassarian wrote:There could be any problems for foreigners travelling alone in Xinjang, in your opinion?


What kind of problems ?
by StephParis
Sat Sep 14, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Do Kazakh immigration officers ask for a return ticket upon arrival?
Replies: 2
Views: 189

Re: Do Kazakh immigration officers ask for a return ticket upon arrival?

To your first question, answer is no. They don't care about return ticket and they'll stamp your passport in 2mn.
Enjoy !
by StephParis
Thu Sep 12, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Security situation in Xinjiang - leave your thoughts
Replies: 49
Views: 14263

Re: Security situation in Xinjiang - leave your thoughts

I'm back from Xinjiang, where I've spent two weeks in august. Here is what I can say about it. First, I could visit all the cities I wanted : Urumqi, Turpan, Korla, Kuqa, Hotan, Kashgar and Tashkurgan. Second : the situation was less tense than expected. I had decided to enter Xinjiang by plane from...
by StephParis
Wed Sep 11, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Tajikistan
Topic: Cross-border market in Khorog and Ishkashim
Replies: 16
Views: 9575

Re: Cross-border market in Khorog and Ishkashim

Last update : afghan market was closed in Ishkashim 7th of september. Don't know about Khorog's.
by StephParis
Tue Sep 10, 2019 7:50 am
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Qolma/Kulma pass (China-Tajikistan) border crossing reports
Replies: 75
Views: 33684

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

Crossed this border China => Tadjikistan early september 2019. I started in Tashkurgan (pleasant place for one day visit by the way) with the 10am bus to Kashgar, that actually left at 11:15am. I paid the full price (65 yuans) even if I left after one and a half hour. Beware : the road is in pretty ...
by StephParis
Tue Sep 10, 2019 7:49 am
Forum: China
Topic: Hotan/Hetian experiences?
Replies: 10
Views: 1903

Re: Hotan/Hetian experiences?

I arrived by train from Kashgar. Usual process when I exited train station : police intercepted me. But no questions, nothing. They just took my passport and left me outside police station. After half an hour waiting, they finally let me go. I stayed in XiJu hotel for 230 yuans with breakfast (all c...

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