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by BakuBound
Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Security situation in Xinjiang - leave your thoughts
Replies: 59
Views: 21515

Re: Security situation in Xinjiang - leave your thoughts

Perhaps there's a business opportunity here, arranging adventure tours to Xinjiang for those who want a real-life police state experience and missed the chance to visit East Germany.
by BakuBound
Mon Jun 03, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: Itineraries & trip reports
Topic: Almaty-Urumqi bus: reports, Q&A
Replies: 22
Views: 8171

Re: Bus from Urumqi (China) to Almaty (Kazakhstan)

Don't waste your time! You cannot buy tickets to Almaty on 12306.cn.
by BakuBound
Thu May 02, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Chinese e-visa Q&A
Replies: 6
Views: 1625

Re: Chinese e-visa Q&A

I would be very reluctant to go that route.

First, I have never heard of anyone actually using that "e-visa."

Second, Pakistan immigration at Sost will not let you proceed to China unless you have a Chinese visa. Will they recognize this "e-visa"?

Sounds too risky for me.
by BakuBound
Fri Apr 05, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Chinese visa in Hanoi (Vietnam)
Replies: 8
Views: 6707

Re: Chinese visa in Hanoi (Vietnam)

Whether you have to show insurance almost certainly depends on your nationality.
by BakuBound
Mon Mar 25, 2019 7:43 am
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: China: How to apply for an visa as overlander (motorbike/car)
Replies: 4
Views: 1235

Re: China: How to apply for an visa as overlander (motorbike/car)

Thank you especially for the cost information. I always knew it was expensive to bring a motorbike into China. But I had no idea it was that expensive.
by BakuBound
Wed Mar 20, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Pakistan E-visa Q&A
Replies: 101
Views: 34253

Re: Pakistan e-visa and VOA Q&A

If the evisa's not valid for entry overland from India or China, then its usefulness to travellers drops a great deal.

In any event, can you exit overland?
by BakuBound
Thu Feb 28, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Question about Chinese visa and Security question
Replies: 6
Views: 843

Re: Question about Chinese visa and Security question

I wouldn't pin all my hopes on UB. I'd probably try other places en route. Just telling you don't get your hopes up anywhere, especially with those Turkish and Iranian stamps.
by BakuBound
Thu Feb 28, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Question about Chinese visa and Security question
Replies: 6
Views: 843

Re: Question about Chinese visa and Security question

If you apply in Tashkent they will assume no matter what you say that you are heading into Xinjiang, and that's a real black mark against you when applying for a Chinese visa these days.
by BakuBound
Thu Dec 27, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Khorgos border crossing Q&A (Almaty - Urumqi)
Replies: 64
Views: 23327

Re: Khorgos border crossing Q&A (Almaty - Urumqi)

You're not home clear! Knives are a problem at train stations and airports throughout China, especially Xinjiang but actually everywhere.
by BakuBound
Sat Dec 15, 2018 11:57 pm
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Consulate Report: No Russian visa in Osaka (Japan)
Replies: 2
Views: 1082

Re: Consulate Report: No Russian visa in Osaka (Japan)

There's never a guaranty, but the Hong Kong consulate has a much better reputation. HongKong Express, Vanilla and Jetstar sometimes have pretty low fares to HKG from Japan.