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by sakara
Thu Mar 16, 2017 4:51 pm
Forum: Tajikistan
Topic: driver in Sary Tash or Karakul
Replies: 9
Views: 4056

Re: driver in Sary Tash or Karakul

And looking at my experience of the crossing (40hours on the road, 1/3 vehicles remained on the road) 2000 seems still a fair price;-)
by sakara
Thu Mar 16, 2017 4:39 pm
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Georgia to Russia Border crossing (Zemo Larsi - Chertov Most)
Replies: 46
Views: 20576

Re: Georgia to Russia Border crossing (Zemo Larsi - Chertov Most)

Crossed from Tbilisi to Vladikavkaz in 02/2017. I tried to find a ride through blablacar, unfortunately no-one left in the morning. so I went to Didube Busstation. There are a lot of cars going to wladikawkas, unfortunately not to many passengers. Finally found one, he asked for 1500 rubles, agreed ...
by sakara
Thu Mar 16, 2017 4:23 pm
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Russian tourist visa in Tbilisi, Georgia
Replies: 31
Views: 10655

Re: Russian tourist visa in Tbilisi, Georgia

i mentioned wladikavkaz, moscow, murmansk, for both the voucher and the application form. the super friendly, good english speaking young lady at the embassy was interested in our plans, but not in a negative way. just crossed the border. I ll post the report in15 minutes.
by sakara
Thu Mar 16, 2017 3:21 am
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Russian tourist visa in Tbilisi, Georgia
Replies: 31
Views: 10655

Re: Russian tourist visa in Tbilisi, Georgia

Just got our russian tourist visa in Tbilisi yesterday. Swiss passport. Not permanently living in Georgia (but as all Schengen states with the right to stay for ,1 year). No express service possible. Took 5days, they keep the passport. price: 50US$. payable in dollar or credit card. Documents same a...
by sakara
Tue Mar 14, 2017 6:54 pm
Forum: Tajikistan
Topic: driver in Sary Tash or Karakul
Replies: 9
Views: 4056

Re: driver in Sary Tash or Karakul

Hi Jibe All drivers I met told me they ask for 2000 som/230Somoni per passenger now (because of winter) - not sure therefore if the 1500 you read about on wikitravel and lonely planet are still correct, prices tend to inflate quickly in central asia. Actually shared jeeps and jeeps who take food/sup...
by sakara
Sat Mar 04, 2017 8:07 pm
Forum: Other transport
Topic: Caspian sea ferry updates & questions
Replies: 210
Views: 97944

Re: Caspian sea ferry updates & questions

crossed from aktau to baku on 1.march 2017, report: Went at 14:00 to the ferry ticket office(mikrorayon 5,building 29, its on maps.me). were told by a not too motivated lady that there are 2 boats today, but tickets were only sold at the port. took a taxi to the port. at the office (right side befor...
by sakara
Thu Mar 02, 2017 6:47 pm
Forum: Tajikistan
Topic: driver in Sary Tash or Karakul
Replies: 9
Views: 4056

Re: driver in Sary Tash or Karakul

thanks for the replies. We finally took a shared jeep from osh to murgab directly (intended toget out in Karakul but changed our plan once there), and on the way back got off already in sary tash(and spent a night in the nomansland due to heavy snowfall) for anyone reading this and wanting to go fro...
by sakara
Thu Feb 23, 2017 4:40 pm
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Embassy reports: China visa from Tbilisi
Replies: 68
Views: 21823

Re: Embassy reports China visa from Tbilisi

Thank you Steven. How to prove it? I guess a lot of expats will not have another official status anymore but just quit to Turkey every 12 months...
by sakara
Wed Feb 22, 2017 4:29 pm
Forum: Tajikistan
Topic: Internet data on Pamir highway
Replies: 12
Views: 5555

Re: Internet data on Pamir highway

Just used Megafon: has reception in Murgab and Alichur. Internet is very slow and not allways on. Power is a problem. According to locals megafon has the widest coverage in the pamir.
by sakara
Wed Feb 22, 2017 4:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Pepper spray & Bear spray in Central Asia: legal?
Replies: 6
Views: 2038

Re: Bear spray

It s sold in Russia in hunting shops without registering or anything - so probably legal. It comes in rather big cans which is necessary if it should help against bears... Mine was able to "shoot" for 20 seconds with a reach of about 8m - really impressive (I tried before leaving Russia as...

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