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by StephParis
Tue Sep 17, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: China
Topic: Best way to see Hotan, Kashgar, Kuqa...
Replies: 9
Views: 393

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: 70

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: 46
Views: 10204

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: 14
Views: 7660

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: 72
Views: 28193

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: 3
Views: 361

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...
by StephParis
Tue Sep 03, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: China
Topic: Hotels in Kashgar that accept foreigners
Replies: 11
Views: 1490

Re: Hotels in Kashgar that accept foreigners

I confirm that Lihao Hotel takes foreigners. I had a double for approximatively 210 yuans. Cleanliness isn't as its best, but location is perfect.
by StephParis
Tue Sep 03, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: China
Topic: Hotan/Hetian experiences?
Replies: 3
Views: 361

Re: Hotan/Hetian

If anyone is interested : Hotan was ok for foreigners in August 2019
by StephParis
Tue Sep 03, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: China
Topic: VPNs in Xinjiang
Replies: 9
Views: 590

Re: VPNs in Xinjiang

I've just left Xinjiang (and China). I had Express on my phone and it worked pretty well almost everywhere. I entered Xinjiang by plane from abroad and they did not check my phone. They did when I left overland, but they were only interested with my photos, not with the vpn.
by StephParis
Mon Sep 02, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: China
Topic: Best way to see Hotan, Kashgar, Kuqa...
Replies: 9
Views: 393

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

Quite surely I’ll be arriving from Almaty, so my question is: should I start my trip from Hotan or from Urumqi, considering that in my plans there is also a visit to Dunhuang? Without the Dunhuang visit I would say do it north to south. As you plan to visit Dunhuang, start in Hotan and head north. ...

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