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by StephParis
Tue Jul 06, 2021 5:20 pm
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Pamir Highway & Taliban offensive 2021
Replies: 31
Views: 2152

Re: Tajikistan Corona travel restrictions / e-visa issues Q&A

My bet : tajik authorities could prevent you from going along Panj river. But that's only a "bet", and I'd very curious to hear your voice from the ground.
by StephParis
Tue Jul 06, 2021 5:15 pm
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Pamir Highway & Taliban offensive 2021
Replies: 31
Views: 2152

Re: Taliban take Ishkashim (Wakhan)

They might have entered Wakhan corridor untill Qala Panja, opposite Yamchun fort.
If it appears to be true, don't you think tajik authorities could close to foreigners the road on their side ?
by StephParis
Wed May 05, 2021 7:39 pm
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Another set of border clashes between TJ & KG
Replies: 5
Views: 1076

Re: Another set of border clashes between TJ & KG

Has the Pamir Crossing already been closed in the past ?
by StephParis
Tue Apr 14, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: Itineraries & trip reports
Topic: Travel Report: Turkmenistan - Uzbekistan - Tajikistan - Kyrgyzstan - Kazakhstan
Replies: 4
Views: 1299

Re: Travel Report: Turkmenistan - Uzbekistan - Tajikistan - Kyrgyzstan - Kazakhstan

Nice report, I read it entirely 😁 It reminds me a lot of good souvenirs. I'm really glad to know there is a train going from Khiva to Bukhara. Some years ago I hit this road through the desert in a over packed and fucking hot mini van, with the privilege of spending one night in some sort of restaur...
by StephParis
Sat Mar 21, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Coronavirus: when can we start traveling again?
Replies: 29
Views: 7328

Re: Coronavirus: when can we start traveling again?

I have the project to cycle the Pamir starting mid-august in Dushanbe. Untill a few weeks ago I was still confident I can make it. Now I'm seriously doubting... I do hope I'm too pessimistic, but to me summer is too soon to travel again.
by StephParis
Sat Mar 14, 2020 9:17 am
Forum: Others
Topic: Visit Azerbaijan after visiting Armenia
Replies: 5
Views: 1877

Re: Visit Azerbaijan after visiting Armenia with a USA passport

billyh wrote: Visiting Nagorno-Karabakh as mentioned would completely disallow entry to Azerbaijan.
Best case : they send you back (unlikely to happen)
Common case : they take you to police station and charge you for illegal entry in Azerbaijan
by StephParis
Sun Mar 08, 2020 9:50 am
Forum: Afghanistan
Topic: Crossing Broghil pass
Replies: 18
Views: 3803

Re: borders during Mujahideen Victory Day.

I've been on the river many times on the Tajik and I'm surprised by how quickly the border guards appear out of nowhere in the middle of nowhere. I confirm : you think you're alone and suddenly border guards show up. In this part of the world don't do such stupid things as crossing borders illegally.
by StephParis
Sat Mar 07, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: Afghanistan
Topic: Just back from a month in the Wakhan/Little Pamir
Replies: 18
Views: 6052

Re: Just back from a month in the Wakhan/Little Pamir

Didn't know about the Paley's, now I'm gonna look for it.

Merci ! 🙂
by StephParis
Sat Mar 07, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: Afghanistan
Topic: Just back from a month in the Wakhan/Little Pamir
Replies: 18
Views: 6052

Re: Just back from a month in the Wakhan/Little Pamir

For those interested in the Pamir (I guess everyone here is) who read french (I've surely lost all of you), I've found a very interesting book : "la dernière caravane" (the last caravan), written by Roland and Sabrina Michaud. It's about their life in Afghanistan and travels in the Pamir in the late...
by StephParis
Thu Oct 17, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Travel safety in Iraqi Kurdistan?
Replies: 22
Views: 6309

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...