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by cristiano
Fri Feb 16, 2018 8:40 am
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Qolma/Kulma pass (China-Tajikistan) border crossing reports
Replies: 74
Views: 29670

Re: Qolma/Kulma pass (China-Tajikistan) border crossing reports

@Oldmanpedaling, as Steven already told you, you are wrong. @Felice I never heard of anybody crossing Qolma on own vehicle, but this doesn't mean it is not possible. I saw with my own eyes big custom buildings at the Qolma road/KKH intersection in Kalasu. Things are changing quickly in that region, ...
by cristiano
Sun Dec 10, 2017 5:30 pm
Forum: Itineraries & trip reports
Topic: Kazakhstan 2017 (Baikonur included)
Replies: 5
Views: 1582

Re: Kazakhstan 2017 (Baikonur included)

Thank you very much Yirina,
I will not be the only one, I'm pretty sure even Steven will be happy to share your infos on this website.

I visited Baikonur from outside last year, and I would like to visit what's after those walls...
by cristiano
Sat Dec 09, 2017 5:19 pm
Forum: Itineraries & trip reports
Topic: Kazakhstan 2017 (Baikonur included)
Replies: 5
Views: 1582

Re: Kazakhstan 2017 (Baikonur included)

This is really great, thank you! It is the first time that I see such a rich and detailed report about a visit to Baikonur closed zone. I tried with google translate, but it looks like he doesn't like Czech language that much. I really hope you will find time to translate your blog to english and I ...
by cristiano
Wed Oct 04, 2017 8:46 am
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Indo - Pakistanese Border
Replies: 4
Views: 1315

Re: Indo - Pakistanese Border

It is open.
I crossed it 1 month ago.
by cristiano
Sun Oct 01, 2017 10:56 am
Forum: Others
Topic: Applying for a INDIA Visa in PAKISTAN
Replies: 5
Views: 2154

Re: Applying for a INDIA Visa in PAKISTAN

I read you are going "on road", what does it mean? How are you going from Pakistan to India? Flying? Bus? On your own vehicle? AFAIK, evisa is good only for flying to 24 airoports and for 3 seaports, so you can't cross Wagah border on a evisa. Some guy travelling with me in China last augu...
by cristiano
Thu Jul 13, 2017 8:53 am
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Irkeshtam pass report – Kashgar, Xinjiang to Sary Tash, Kyrgyzstan
Replies: 42
Views: 14886

Irkeshtam border crossing

Hello,
has anybody recently entered China from Kyrgyzstan at Irkeshtam border with private vehicle?
It was supposed to be the easiest border but I'm hearing confusing reports now..
by cristiano
Sun Jun 25, 2017 5:30 pm
Forum: Tajikistan
Topic: What's the current situation in Khorog?
Replies: 7
Views: 3157

Re: What's the current situation in Khorog?

From what I'm hearing from friends who crossed there in the last few weeks, everything is fine and normal in Khorog.
The markets on the Afghan borders can be closed, but this happens almost every year for different issues.
by cristiano
Mon Jun 12, 2017 10:52 am
Forum: Kyrgyzstan
Topic: Unpleasant experience with police in Osh
Replies: 4
Views: 3620

Re: Unpleasant experience with police in Osh

I'm sorry for you, guys.
Unfortunately, some corrupted officer still exist in Central Asia.

My suggestion is to never believe persons in uniforms: pretending not to speak a single word in russian, remaining in crowded places and not following them even if ordered to do it, usually works.
by cristiano
Mon Jun 12, 2017 10:37 am
Forum: Kyrgyzstan
Topic: Driving without IDP - Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan?
Replies: 5
Views: 2677

Re: Driving without IDP - Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan?

I think you can go without. I have one, but every time I have been stopped I have never shown it. It would be quite useless since no one would be able to read it: it does not have any Russian wording on it. Not exactly what I remember: I need to check later at home, but I'm pretty sure that my Vien...
by cristiano
Fri Jun 02, 2017 9:16 am
Forum: Cars and motorbikes
Topic: Long-term vehicle storage in Eurasian Customs Union Q&A
Replies: 29
Views: 10162

Re: Leaving car in Krygyzstan for 1 year

My friends crossed yesterday from Tajikistan to Kyrgyzstan at Bor Dobo. They had temporary import papers for CU valid for 6 months. They did not asked for 12, as they don't need them, so I don't know if it is possible to obtain it at that border (you should, but nobody reported back about that). If ...

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