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by lissie45
Tue Jan 24, 2017 4:08 am
Forum: Iran
Topic: Visa application - "Relation to co-travellers"
Replies: 4
Views: 2596

Re: Visa application - "Relation to co-travellers"

You just got married. Really, easier all around. Truth is very over-rated for visa applications- tell them what they want to hear
by lissie45
Mon Jan 16, 2017 4:59 am
Forum: Itineraries & trip reports
Topic: 3 week itinerary - advice welcome!
Replies: 13
Views: 4560

Re: 3 week itinerary - advice welcome!

Sheesh it is pretty expensive! are you going to go for it anyway? the train from urumqi is pretty pricey too but not as much as that. I wonder whether the torugat scenery is really that much more impressive than what you can see in Kyrgyzstan proper... hmmm. Agreed it is - but I also think that's t...
by lissie45
Mon Jan 16, 2017 4:24 am
Forum: General
Topic: On chewing gum
Replies: 6
Views: 2732

Re: On chewing gum

> dihydrogen monoxide poisoning yeah, very funny. first find in any western country such a great percentage of people living more that 100 years than among central asian tribes. --- steven - sorry, i quit. moving posts like this from the main thread to a place nowhere is a kind of censorship for me...
by lissie45
Sun Jan 15, 2017 9:00 pm
Forum: Itineraries & trip reports
Topic: 3 week itinerary - advice welcome!
Replies: 13
Views: 4560

Re: 3 week itinerary - advice welcome!

We want to do Torugat for the same reasons you meantion. Travelling later on in August though. I've found this link which gives you some idea http://www.uighurtour.com/tour/torugart-pass-crossing/
by lissie45
Mon Dec 12, 2016 10:00 pm
Forum: Kyrgyzstan
Topic: Osh to Bishkek by flight
Replies: 9
Views: 3333

Re: Osh to Bishkek flights

Tarala wrote:Congrats on the Russian. The problem is that after 26 March all the flights disappear. Could just be they haven't gotten around to doing the timetable, or they are quitting, or who knows.


That's pretty typical of small airlines in obscure countries - only have bookings open a few months in advance
by lissie45
Mon Dec 12, 2016 8:20 pm
Forum: Itineraries & trip reports
Topic: Istanbul to Xian - how long?
Replies: 21
Views: 8434

Re: Istanbul to Xian - how long?

The farther west you go, the stricter the government is in restricting where foreigners can stay. Of course, this goes hand in hand with increased restrictions on locals and where they can go and what they can do, too. I was wondering about that! We will predominantly stay in private rooms in hoste...
by lissie45
Fri Dec 09, 2016 5:45 pm
Forum: Itineraries & trip reports
Topic: Istanbul to Xian - how long?
Replies: 21
Views: 8434

Re: Istanbul to Xian - how long?

I hadn't realised that there was a bullet train between Xian and Langzhou - weird. We are currently considering flying Xian - Xiahe and then bus back to Langzhou. My partner's never been to altitude and we'd like to check how he goes before committing to the Pamir Highway! We aren't fixed for 3 mont...
by lissie45
Fri Dec 09, 2016 7:56 am
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: New Uzbekistan visa-free entry for 30 days from 01/04/2017
Replies: 34
Views: 15062

Re: New Uzbekistan visa-free entry for 30 days from 01/04/2017

steven wrote:
Main reason I think is that the new president wants to improve the economy, but continue the maximum security police state. From this angle, old people on bus tours are safe. Young backpackers are trouble.


not all over 55s take bus tours some of us are old backpackers
by lissie45
Fri Dec 09, 2016 2:45 am
Forum: Kyrgyzstan
Topic: Osh to Bishkek by flight
Replies: 9
Views: 3333

Re: Osh to Bishkek flights

Hey my 8 week Russian course did make a difference I can read Russian! Well the basics anyways Osh-Bishek - random date in 2 weeks 1680som 1941 after taxes one way / person Flight time 14:10 on 26/12 and 22:00 on 30/12 - so doesnt go everyday - seems to be about a 40 minute flight not running every ...
by lissie45
Thu Dec 08, 2016 11:21 pm
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: New Uzbekistan visa-free entry for 30 days from 01/04/2017
Replies: 34
Views: 15062

Big changes to Uzbeck visas

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/destinations/asia/uzbekistan/articles/uzbekistan-visa-free-travel-for-british-tourists/ - unfortunately won't help NZ passport holders but good news for many Europeans. Interesting restriction to over 55's for some countries. The only other time I've seen that was w...

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