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by bwv812
Wed Jun 26, 2019 3:35 am
Forum: Itineraries & trip reports
Topic: 14 days in Kyrgyzstan mid July
Replies: 3
Views: 128

Re: 14 days in Kyrgyzstan mid July

It's probably feasible if you know beforehand exactly what you're doing, how you're going to do things, where to get started, etc. But if you're arriving in each place and have to figure out logistics (where the trailhead is, how to get there, whether there will be a place to stay) on the fly, then ...
by bwv812
Mon Jun 24, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Turkmenistan
Topic: Transit visa, detour possible ?
Replies: 2
Views: 83

Re: Transit visa, detour possible ?

People do it all the time without any problems, and I haven't heard of police checks and visa inspections being common.
by bwv812
Sat Jun 22, 2019 4:37 am
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Turkmenistan Transit Visa in Tehran
Replies: 104
Views: 39730

Re: Turkmenistan Transit Visa in Tehran

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by bwv812
Sat Jun 22, 2019 3:15 am
Forum: Turkmenistan
Topic: Direct Flights From Central Asia to Turkmenistan: Turkmenistan Airlines
Replies: 1
Views: 75

Re: Direct Flights From Central Asia to Turkmenistan: Turkmenistan Airlines

You should be fine so long as you have the LoI in hand, as the IATA rules indicate that that's all you need (i.e., you won't be denied boarding for not having a visa). https://www.emirates.com/ca/english/before-you-fly/visa-passport-information/find-visa-requirements-results.aspx?NC=CA&NV=Canada...
by bwv812
Sat Jun 22, 2019 3:10 am
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Convert a Tadjikistan single to multiple entry visa
Replies: 3
Views: 113

Re: Convert a Tadjikistan single to multiple entry visa

Apply at an embassy? Or just get an e-visa once you're already entered.
by bwv812
Wed Jun 19, 2019 1:38 am
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Uzbek border guards - old habits die hard
Replies: 5
Views: 233

Re: Uzbek border guards - old habits die hard

mazeno wrote:who says they share?

The commenter you were responding to was saying border guards may download and share private pictures. That was the point of the post.
by bwv812
Wed Jun 19, 2019 1:33 am
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Iraqi Kurdistan - Iran (Piranshahr/Haji Omran) crossing
Replies: 2
Views: 82

Re: Iraqi Kurdistan - Iran (Piranshahr/Haji Omran) crossing

When I visited in 2012 I took a bus from Urmia to Erbil. Though a lot has changed, I suspect they're up and running again (and it's easy to get from Tabriz to Urmia).
by bwv812
Mon Jun 17, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Uzbek border guards - old habits die hard
Replies: 5
Views: 233

Re: Uzbek border guards - old habits die hard

When is the last time Apple/Google/whomever leaked or shared intimate pictures? Can guarantee you their terms of use don't allow for this.
by bwv812
Mon Jun 17, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Tajikistan
Topic: Tajikistan E-visa Q&A
Replies: 170
Views: 55234

Re: Tajikistan E-visa Q&A

I'd rather eat the train ticket and hostel booking than miss out on a place you actually wanted to go to.
by bwv812
Mon Jun 17, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Embassy report: Mashhad, Turkmen Visa
Replies: 33
Views: 11239

Re: Embassy report: Mashhad, Turkmen Visa

Ever since the first round of devaluations in 2012, Vali's has been a big rip-off.

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