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by wanderlust2
Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: Afghanistan
Topic: Current travel/safety conditions in Afghanistan
Replies: 10
Views: 8388

Current travel/safety conditions in Afghanistan

Hi all, Since information on Afghanistan travel is few and far between, I thought to add a few notes. I have just left Afghanistan after almost 3 weeks there. I won't blather on about places/what to see; there are stories on my blog if you care to read. CLOTHING: I had had very little info to go by ...
by wanderlust2
Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: Afghanistan
Topic: Border between Afghanistan & Turkmenistan: Torghundi - Serkhetabat
Replies: 4
Views: 2010

Re: Border between Afghanistan & Turkmenistan: Torghundi - Serkhetabat

FYI: I just left Afghanistan after almost 3 weeks there. This is info as of July 2019. As far as land borders go, - To the north, from Mazar to Termez is okay. - To the west from Torghundi to Turkmenistan border okay if you are Afghan or Turkmen but most likely not for foreigners. But the road from ...
by wanderlust2
Tue May 21, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Embassy report: Afghan visa in New York
Replies: 2
Views: 475

Re: Embassy report: Afghan visa in Islamabad

Update on Afghan visa in NY: I spoke to a couple of people and they said Islamabad was not predictable. So I decided to apply in NY. Applied on Friday, May 17 and received on Tuesday, May 21. Seamless process and friendly personnel. This was regular service - 3-5 days. Expedited service is next busi...
by wanderlust2
Sat May 18, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: Others
Topic: Pakistan karakoram hiking as solo female traveler
Replies: 9
Views: 3383

Re: Pakistan karakoram hiking as solo female traveler

Hiking in Afghanistan can be done in the Wakhan. The Little Pamirs, High Pamirs and if you've enough time, the Hindu Kush. Doing it solo, IMO is difficult b/c of lack of infrastructure. There is no public transport, no guesthouses, no shops etc. Check Afghanistan on my blog if you like to get an ide...
by wanderlust2
Fri May 17, 2019 1:29 am
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Turkmenistan transit visa in Islamabad
Replies: 2
Views: 534

Re: Turkmenistan transit visa in Islamabad

Nothing? really??? Sigh.
by wanderlust2
Thu May 16, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: Afghanistan
Topic: Border between Afghanistan & Turkmenistan: Torghundi - Serkhetabat
Replies: 4
Views: 2010

Re: land border between Afghanistan & Turkmenistan

Thanks for the info. I know 2014 had seen an escalation of problems at this border but I could not find any current info. Did you do any travel by road or was it all by flight?
by wanderlust2
Thu May 16, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Embassy report: Afghan visa in New York
Replies: 2
Views: 475

Embassy report: Afghan visa in New York

I finally got in touch with the NY consul and they will do it. Normal turnaround is 3-5 business days. For anyone who needs the info, they need: 1) LOI 2) 160 USD (plus 50 USD if expediting) in money order or cashier's check. No cash. 3) Original passport, no copies 4) Letter of introduction, self w...
by wanderlust2
Wed May 15, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Embassy report: Afghan visa in Islamabad
Replies: 6
Views: 3938

Afghan visa in Islamabad

The sole post re Afghan visa in Islamabad that I can find is from 2016. Does anyone have current (2019) info on the pros and cons? If you were successful in getting a tourist visa: - Did you need a LOI? - what other documents did you need? - what was the fee and what currency/form did you pay it in?...
by wanderlust2
Wed May 15, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Pakistan E-visa Q&A
Replies: 100
Views: 27030

Re: Pakistan e-visa and VOA Q&A

Hi all, Submitting my experience. I'm an Australian citizen born in India. ..... some lines deleted... Thought I would give Pakistan another shot only to find that paper based applications were no longer accepted. I completed the online form which required letter of invitation, copy of inviting hos...
by wanderlust2
Tue May 14, 2019 1:23 am
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Turkmenistan transit visa in Islamabad
Replies: 2
Views: 534

Turkmenistan transit visa in Islamabad

Doing a search yielded just one post from 2017. Has anyone tried to get a Turkmen transit visa in Islamabad this year? Yea or nay? Any info much appreciated.