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by bwv812
Wed Apr 17, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Kyrgyzstan VOA Overland
Replies: 1
Views: 44

Re: Kyrgyzstan VOA Overland

Read the relevant visa article here, as suggested.
by bwv812
Sun Apr 14, 2019 6:26 am
Forum: Uzbekistan
Topic: 4 days - Fergana Valley or South to Termez & Denau Region
Replies: 5
Views: 440

Re: 4 days - Fergana Valley or South to Termez & Denau Region

I believe Masaar is an atypical transliteration of Mazar (it's called a Mazar at https://caravanistan.com/things-to-do/uzbekistan/), or mausoleum. So it's basically Shah Fasil mausoleum... but everywhere other than Caravanistan seems to locate it in Kyrgyzstan. So I think it might be the case that S...
by bwv812
Sat Apr 13, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Pakistan e-visa and VOA Q&A
Replies: 25
Views: 1986

Re: Pakistan e-visa and VOA Q&A

Reporting yourself as anything other than "employed" (or "student") is just asking for additional scrutiny, and giving them reasons to deny your visa.
by bwv812
Mon Apr 08, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: Uzbekistan
Topic: Trip planning advice.
Replies: 2
Views: 63

Re: Trip planning advice.

You could probably eliminate a day in Tashkent and a day in Khiva. Or if you do want to keep the day in Khiva, it would be easy to go to Nukus in the morning before going to the Qala. For most people Bukhara is the best place to linger.
by bwv812
Mon Apr 08, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Tajikistan
Topic: Travel insurance for GBAO
Replies: 1
Views: 142

Re: Travel insurance for GBAO

https://smartraveller.gov.au/Countries/ ... istan.aspx

World Nomads says their coverage is good for everywhere except "Do Not Travel" countries/areas.
by bwv812
Sun Apr 07, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Other transport
Topic: Flight booking websites: cancellation times
Replies: 15
Views: 423

Re: Flight booking websites: cancellation times

Sorry, I just remember 3 days not being long enough for you. Obviously most people find it relatively easy to make fake bookings, but they're probably also willing to pay a tour agency a few dollars to do this for them and/or don't think an embassy is going to contact an airline to vet their tickets.
by bwv812
Sat Apr 06, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Itineraries & trip reports
Topic: tour in Kyrgyzstan, Xinjiang-China, North Pakistan, North Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and South Kazakhstan
Replies: 1
Views: 110

Re: tour in Kyrgyzstan, Xinjiang-China, North Pakistan, North Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and South Kazakhstan

Not possible, I would think, and really not advisable even if possible.

Self-driving China is difficult and expensive, and that's without the added complication of a rental car. Self-driving Afghanistan seems like a terrible idea, and I doubt any rental company would allow you to do it.
by bwv812
Fri Apr 05, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: Other transport
Topic: Flight booking websites: cancellation times
Replies: 15
Views: 423

Re: Flight booking websites: cancellation times

Yeah, if you're looking for a service that will let you book a flight and hold the reservation for weeks or months at a time with absolutely no charge and not even a credit card number, you're not going to find that.

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