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by sakara
Wed Feb 22, 2017 4:02 pm
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Pamir Highway checkpoints
Replies: 8
Views: 5937

Re: Pamir Highway checkpoints

January 2017 when leaving Murgab in direction off Khorog by shared jeep. At the exit checkpoint 2km outside of Murghab we were sent back stating we had to register. I m fluent i russian and told the officers politely that this was not necessary. The jeep driver told him less politely that he was an ...
by sakara
Wed Feb 22, 2017 3:40 pm
Forum: Tajikistan
Topic: Dushanbe bicycle rental
Replies: 2
Views: 74

Dushanbe bicycle rental

just stepping in for bike rentals in Dushanbe: rentabike.tj they rent good bikes ( mountainbikes, city bikes and even children's, bought new from kazakhstan and well maintained). Prices are really ok (35-50somoni/day on weekdays, 45-70 on weekends). The founders are a pamiri and a kazakh software en...
by sakara
Wed Feb 22, 2017 3:23 pm
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: E-visa Azerbaijan Q&A
Replies: 36
Views: 13862

Re: ASAN e-visa Azerbaijan

We got our e visas within 48 hours. No need to name a hotel when we filled out the form....
Swiss passports.
Took the passport pictures with cell phone camera.
by sakara
Wed Feb 22, 2017 3:19 pm
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Embassy reports: China visa from Tbilisi
Replies: 65
Views: 19537

Re: Tbilisi China embassy update!

Technically it is not a visa but indeed a permission to live and work there for one year. You know it first hand that they dont accept the Schengen state passports?
by sakara
Wed Feb 22, 2017 3:13 pm
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Embassy reports: China visa from Tbilisi
Replies: 65
Views: 19537

Re: Tbilisi China embassy update!

All Schengenstate citizens have automatically a residence and work permit for one year. Not enough?
by sakara
Fri Feb 17, 2017 4:46 pm
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Embassy report: Russian visa in Almaty
Replies: 39
Views: 16911

Re: Embassy report: Russian visa in Almaty

Update about visas in Almaty. We are to swiss people and tried to get a russian business visa today. Unfortunately not possible anymore without a residence/work permit. The only type of visa that swiss nationals without those can get are transit and humanitarian. The guy at window 3 was very sorry f...
by sakara
Sat Jan 14, 2017 2:48 pm
Forum: Outdoor adventures
Topic: Cycling Xinjiang (Winter/Spring)
Replies: 6
Views: 2958

Re: Cycling Xinjiang (Winter/Spring)

Hi I was in Urumqi end of december and crossed to kyrgizstan 4 days ago. There was heavy snowfalll in Urumqi, and some lighter snowfall in Kashgar. Mountainroads and city roads were snow/ice covered. Especially in the southern parts ( Kashgar region) roads are probbably clear of snow again, but ther...
by sakara
Sat Jan 14, 2017 12:21 pm
Forum: Outdoor adventures
Topic: second hand skis in Bishkek
Replies: 5
Views: 2227

Re: second hand skis in Bishkek

hey Steven I just bought second hand skies and shoes at gergert sport today (tip from my couchsurfing host). They have some for sale at their old store (its 100m from the new, where they also have the rental). Prices are considerably more expensive than second hand material in Switzerland, but still...
by sakara
Fri Jan 13, 2017 5:27 am
Forum: General
Topic: On chewing gum
Replies: 6
Views: 2549

Re: Tips for trekkers

@mazeno: provide adequate date that for you thesis, that chewing gum increase cancer risk or stop trolling in this thread
by sakara
Thu Jan 12, 2017 10:03 am
Forum: Outdoor adventures
Topic: second hand skis in Bishkek
Replies: 5
Views: 2227

Re: second hand skis in Bishkek

I don't want to rent as I ll use it for snowkiting in kyrgizstan, tajikistan, kazakhstan and russia - so I wont be able to return it in the end;-)

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