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by gaz457
Tue Sep 13, 2016 2:19 pm
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Crossing report: Loftabad-Artyk border (Iran-Turkmenistan)
Replies: 10
Views: 7167

Crossing report: Loftabad-Artyk border (Iran-Turkmenistan)

Does anybody know the cheapest and easiest way to get from Mashad to the border crossing at Loftabad? Is it possible to get public transport at least part of the way?


by gaz457
Mon Sep 12, 2016 8:45 pm
Forum: Turkmenistan
Topic: Bajgiran/Ashgabat border updates
Replies: 39
Views: 17081

Re: Bajgiran/Ashgabat border updates

Travel agency told us it should be reopening this week... We are due to cross Sept 20th.
by gaz457
Wed Aug 24, 2016 7:46 am
Forum: Itineraries & trip reports
Topic: Iran - Turkmenistan - kazakhstan report
Replies: 5
Views: 2475

Re: Iran - Turkmenistan - kazakhstan report

Do you think the border was closed just for transit visas or even locals couldn't cross? We have a tour package starting from there with a reputable company in a few weeks and they haven't mentioned anything about this border...

by gaz457
Fri Aug 19, 2016 11:24 am
Forum: Kyrgyzstan
Topic: Goat head polo!
Replies: 2
Views: 2280

Goat head polo!

Hi, does anyone know if this event will be taking place somewhere at the end of October or if there is a calendar? Unfortunately we'll miss Independence Day...
by gaz457
Thu Aug 11, 2016 8:44 am
Forum: Iran
Topic: Iran travel
Replies: 3
Views: 2550

Re: Iran for UK & Us without guide!

We applied for a code from a travel agent in Iran then took the code to the embassy..
by gaz457
Wed Aug 10, 2016 8:47 am
Forum: Iran
Topic: Iran travel
Replies: 3
Views: 2550

Iran travel

My friends don't have a tour or guide and will be trying to travel independently. I was just curious what happens at the airport, do the border guards follow you and make sure they meet with their guide after passport control? I doubt they do :)
by gaz457
Mon Aug 08, 2016 10:59 am
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Embassy reports: China visa from Tbilisi
Replies: 69
Views: 28277

Re: Chinese visa report in Tbilisi

Good news! Do you know if a multi entry 1 year is possible there??
by gaz457
Fri Aug 05, 2016 10:44 am
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Turkmenistan Transit Visa in Tehran
Replies: 123
Views: 59513

Re: Turkmenistan Transit Visa in Tehran

I was told something similar at the embassy in London. A transit visa would only be issued if I was going to Uzbekistan or Iran for business and not tourism. After remonstrating with her for a while she said I could apply if I wanted but probably won't be successful. We decided to go for a tourist v...