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by wouterjdv
Tue Oct 01, 2019 3:35 am
Forum: Turkmenistan
Topic: Q&A: Door to Hell
Replies: 88
Views: 21479

Re: Q&A: Door to Hell

The (excellent!) Caravanistan page indicates you need a 4x4 to get to the crater from the road. Could you do it carefully in a dead standard 2wd car? Thanks! Yes that's no problem, we were in a simple 2wd Toyota. There's also guys with motorbikes that take you. Don't pay to much. I think 10 usd is ...
by wouterjdv
Tue Oct 01, 2019 3:27 am
Forum: Turkmenistan
Topic: Turkmen manat black market exchange rates
Replies: 51
Views: 17743

Re: Turkmen manat black market exchange rates

We got 16 in the town Dashoguz, were dependent of one trader though, our taxi driver gave us the feeling we had no other choice. In hindsight we should have asked around at the bazar more. In Ashgabad we got 17 manat per usd. Helped out by friendly locals. It depends on the amount that you change wh...
by wouterjdv
Wed Sep 25, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: Turkmenistan
Topic: Turkmenistan transit visa poll
Replies: 81
Views: 36453

Re: Turkmenistan transit visa poll

Applied in Bishkek, got confirmation 2 weeks later, picked up in Dushanbe without any problems.
by wouterjdv
Sun Sep 15, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: Outdoor adventures
Topic: Camping gas/fuel in Dushanbe/Tajikistan: Q&A
Replies: 19
Views: 1249

Re: Camping gas/fuel in Dushanbe/Tajikistan: Q&A

PECTA in Khorog has cannisters. We also left our full and unused ones at their office, hoping to make someone happy.
by wouterjdv
Thu Sep 12, 2019 5:16 am
Forum: Tajikistan
Topic: Sending baggage from Tajikistan
Replies: 0
Views: 271

Sending baggage from Tajikistan

Hello fellow travellers, I want to send home (Europe) a bag from Dushanbe. Who has experience wth this? As far as I can see there are no official/open DHL or UPS offices in Dushanbe. The only company I can find dat ships from Tajikistan is MyBaggage.com, they obviously use local contractors to carry...
by wouterjdv
Fri Aug 30, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Pamir Highway rideshare
Topic: Wakhan trip from Khorog (2 days) 2 september
Replies: 1
Views: 131

Wakhan trip from Khorog (2 days) 2 september

Hello fellow travellers, We are in Khorog at the moment and want to make a trip to Langar (2 days) and see the highlights of the Tajik Wakhan. We will stay around Langar for some trekking and camping; go back to Khorog by public transport. Looking for people to share the ride to Langar. This could a...
by wouterjdv
Thu Aug 01, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Embassy report: Turkmen visa in Brussels
Replies: 6
Views: 2649

Re: Embassy report: Turkmen visa in Brussels

I just called the consulate asking if it was possible to send documents for a transit visum by mail (I'm Dutch, living in the Netherlands). It wasn't possible to do anything by mail or e-mail. But also, more importantly: He asked me when I wanted to enter Turkmenistan (24 september) and when I was l...

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