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by travisthetrout
Fri Sep 27, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: Trains
Topic: Almaty - Urumqi by train: reports, Q&A
Replies: 16
Views: 7888

Re: Almaty - Urumqi by train: reports, Q&A

Adding on to lubylu‘s excellent post, here a very detailed description of our trip from Almaty to Urumqi, however, with the Chinese train. Departure: Monday, September 23 @ 08.53 Travellers: two Swiss citizens Train: K9796 (Kazakh number: 103) After an easy bording procedure, we were assigned a four...
by travisthetrout
Tue Sep 10, 2019 7:46 am
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Karkara valley (Kegen – Tup/Kensu) border
Replies: 69
Views: 33328

Re: Karkara valley (Kegen – Tup/Kensu) border

We (a Swiss couple) crossed the border yesterday (September 9). After arriving in Karakol we tried to find a relatively cheap way of getting transportation either to the border ($60 Dollars), to Kegen (no possibility) or to Almaty (cheapest was $160 as a car was heading back empty anyway; otherwise ...
by travisthetrout
Wed Sep 04, 2019 5:58 am
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Embassy report: Russian visa in Bishkek
Replies: 17
Views: 7717

Re: Embassy report: Russian visa in Bishkek

Update:

we successfully picked up our passports and russian visas (without photos, which confused us, but probably because we are not so experienced) yesterday. Process really quick and easy, just make sure the guy at the second gate knows you are PICKING UP visas, he should let you in more quickly.
by travisthetrout
Thu Aug 29, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Embassy report: Russian visa in Bishkek
Replies: 17
Views: 7717

Re: Embassy report: Russian visa in Bishkek

We (two Swiss citizens) just successfully applied for a Russian tourist visa in Bishkek. Costs: 35 euro pp (payable in Som) Processing: 4 working days Below a detailed review to help those who might find themselves in a similar situation in the future. The first thing to know is that the entrance to...

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