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by bwv812
Sun Oct 21, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Turkmen visa Q&A
Replies: 56
Views: 10170

Re: Turkmen visa Q&A

That person will be basically be responsible for you the entire time you're in Turkmenistan. Is that a responsibility they've considered and are willing to accept and/or one you're willing to place on them?
by bwv812
Sun Oct 21, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Turkmen visa Q&A
Replies: 56
Views: 10170

Re: Turkmen visa Q&A

What the London embassy page says: "If you are travelling as a tourist and will not be meeting anyone in Turkmenistan, you must contact any of travel and tourist agencies or companies in Turkmenistan." https://uk.tmembassy.gov.tm/en/consular-services/visa-info They basically means what Car...
by bwv812
Sat Oct 13, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Iran
Topic: Iranian visa for US, UK and Canadian passports: Q&A
Replies: 20
Views: 9732

Re: Iranian visa for US, UK and Canadian passports: Q&A

I personally would wary of asking a private Iranian citizen to invite you, as they are essentially vouching for you and this can result in potential difficulties for them down the road.
by bwv812
Sat Oct 13, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: China
Topic: over 30 days waiting for Chinese visa
Replies: 7
Views: 1177

Re: over 30 days waiting for Chinese visa

Canadians, Americans, and Argentinians are actually all eligible for 10-year multi-entry visas.

https://www.travelchinaguide.com/embass ... -years.htm
by bwv812
Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Money questions
Replies: 9
Views: 1043

Re: Money questions

A month's worth of cash isn't all that much in Tajikistan, and there is at least one ATM in Khorog. I'd probably take out enough money in Dushanbe just to be safe, but if you are in a pinch there will certainly be a way to get money even if there's a problem with the ATM(s) in Khorog.
by bwv812
Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Chengdu: Chinese visa extension reports
Replies: 4
Views: 217

Re: 2nd Visa Extensions in China not possible anymore?!

Yep, this was confirmed a few months ago: Under the "new" immigration law, your total extensions on any one entry to China cannot exceed the length of your original permitted stay. Since your original permitted stay on each entry was 30 days, you could not extend for more than an additiona...
by bwv812
Fri Sep 28, 2018 11:12 pm
Forum: Turkmenistan
Topic: Q&A: Door to Hell
Replies: 35
Views: 13065

Re: Q&A: Door to Hell

Silkysmooth wrote:We went to find a taxi to Ashgabat. Number 4 on the map seemed to be a supermarket, but not 100% sure. Taxis for ashgabat were at pont 2.


Looks like the taxi row is in the same spot as when I was there 6 years ago, and #4 is indeed a supermarket.
by bwv812
Wed Sep 26, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Itineraries & trip reports
Topic: 5 days in Tajikistan, itinerary suggestions/ideas?
Replies: 4
Views: 466

Re: 5 days in Tajikistan, itinerary suggestions/ideas?

You can easily head up to the Fann mountains for a few days. Since you have little time, hiring private transport is probably your best bet.
by bwv812
Wed Sep 26, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Afghanistan
Topic: Just back from a month in the Wakhan/Little Pamir
Replies: 7
Views: 899

Re: Just back from a month in the Wakhan/Little Pamir

Their rate is 800-1000A per day and I don't really recommend traveling with them because they are so experienced in ripping tourists off (forcing you to stay in guesthouses and not allowing u to stay with locals if they invite you in for free etc.). Thanks for your informative report. I'm not sure ...
by bwv812
Thu Sep 20, 2018 6:46 am
Forum: Itineraries & trip reports
Topic: Osh to khorog public transport
Replies: 2
Views: 156

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...

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