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by bwv812
Thu Sep 20, 2018 6:46 am
Forum: Itineraries & trip reports
Topic: Osh to khorog public transport
Replies: 2
Views: 41

Re: Osh to khorog public transport

https://www.lonelyplanet.com/kyrgyzstan/osh/transportation/alay-baza/a/poi-tra/1391576/356887 https://www.google.com/maps/place/Kashka-Suu+Baza/@40.5393629,72.8551022,583m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m13!1m7!3m6!1s0x38bdac017f5a2e85:0xe0a3c61dc6f47b95!2sOsh,+Kyrgyzstan!3b1!8m2!3d40.5139985!4d72.8160976!3m4!1s0x3...
by bwv812
Wed Sep 19, 2018 6:43 am
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: 5-day visa free transit for air passengers in Uzbekistan
Replies: 9
Views: 610

Re: 5-day visa free transit for air passengers in Uzbekistan

Photos have to end with lowercase ".jpg".

The transit visa rule is that the airline must relay the correct/relevant arrival & departure information to the government. So far only one airline does this.
by bwv812
Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: Uzbekistan
Topic: Day trip from Samarkand to Penjikent? Shakrisabh
Replies: 2
Views: 72

Re: Day trip from Samarkand to Penjikent? Shakrisabh

Take a look at the visa pages here and most of your questions will be answered. I suspect that most guides — especially those arranged from Uzbekistan — won't be very familiar with actual facts and information about the historical site in Penjikent. Your best bet would probably be to contact ZTDA or...
by bwv812
Fri Sep 07, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Where to best get Chinese visa now?
Replies: 10
Views: 2202

Re: Where to best get Chinese visa now?

People aren't going to/through Kazakhstan for the purpose of terrorism, so I don't see why it should be a problem.
by bwv812
Fri Sep 07, 2018 2:50 am
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Special permit required to enter Xinjiang?
Replies: 7
Views: 265

Re: Special permit required to enter Xinjiang?

If a special permit was required, I expect we would have heard about it here pretty quick. As it is, in the last few days we have reports from people passing through Xinjiang without permits, so I expect the guy you talked to was wrong (which isn't surprising, as I'm not sure why a guide for Chinese...
by bwv812
Wed Sep 05, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: Tajikistan
Topic: 4 cyclists killed in Tajikistan
Replies: 49
Views: 4441

Re: 4 cyclists killed in Tajikistan

For someone who wishes that people would describe "facts", it sure is misleading to post that link in a thread about terrorism.
by bwv812
Mon Aug 27, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: Itineraries & trip reports
Topic: Help with itinerary
Replies: 4
Views: 212

Re: Help with itinerary

With your time limitations, I don't think Qarshi makes sense (Shymkent may not, either). You may not be able to visit all the places I listed, as it is. Doing the loop clockwise makes the most sense given when you're visiting: you want to visit the mountainous regions as soon as possible to maximize...
by bwv812
Fri Aug 24, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Turkmenistan Transit Visa - Independence Day 2018
Replies: 2
Views: 151

Re: Turkmenistan Transit Visa - Independence Day 2018

Unless things have changed, getting a visa for this highly unlikely. In the past they have rejected applications for any time in September.
by bwv812
Thu Aug 23, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Itineraries & trip reports
Topic: Help with itinerary
Replies: 4
Views: 212

Re: Help with itinerary

You can cover your general itinerary much more efficiently if you do something like this: - Almaty - Charyn Canyon - Karakol via Kegen - Bishkek - Osh - Murghab - Langar - Khorog - Dushanbe - Penjikent - Samarkand - Bukhara (- Khiva) - Tashkent - Khojand - Ferghana - Tashkent to Shymkent Is there so...

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