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by matt2matt2002
Fri Oct 16, 2015 5:50 pm
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Ishkashim border crossing (and market): open or closed?
Replies: 44
Views: 25818

Re: Just heard there's no more Ishkashim Bazar for Saturdays. Anyone know details or options?.

Hasn't been a bazar for the past 8 weeks or so. If you want to visit Afghanistan, go to Khorog and get your Afghan visa in a matter of minutes at he Afghan consulate and cross the border across the river into Afghanistan. Had an amazing day in Afghanistan two weeks ago! I was in Khorog in July. Whe...
by matt2matt2002
Sat Aug 01, 2015 2:27 pm
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Kyzylart - Bor Dobo border crossing (Murghab-Sary Tash)
Replies: 46
Views: 22663

Re: Sary Tash-Murghab border crossing

Ha ha. Credit cards! Nice one. I think the checking of money was genuine. There have been forged notes in Kyrgyzstan so understand why they domit. What didn't make sense was the very amateurish way it was done. Each note held up to the window light. No UV light machine. The guy took our word for it ...
by matt2matt2002
Wed Jul 08, 2015 10:20 am
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Kyzylart - Bor Dobo border crossing (Murghab-Sary Tash)
Replies: 46
Views: 22663

Kyzylart - Bor Dobo border crossing (Murghab-Sary Tash)

On exiting Tajikistan a guard in a blue uniform tries to charge you money for bringing your bike out. Even though it was on top of a jeep. Stand firm. Say no and walk away. On entering Kyrgyzstan ALL money notes are checked individually for forgeries. All notes! Dollars and local. The notes are held...
by matt2matt2002
Wed Jul 08, 2015 10:14 am
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Ishkashim border crossing (and market): open or closed?
Replies: 44
Views: 25818

Re: Wakhan corridor.

It was closed earlier this week due to landslides. No idea if open yet. I'm in Osh now but came from Kohorg to Murgarb last week on the Pamir Highway.
Only reliable info will be in Kohorg.
Good luck.
Matt
by matt2matt2002
Wed Jul 01, 2015 12:43 pm
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Imigration card scam...
Replies: 14
Views: 6195

Re: Imigration card scam...

Thanks for this information.
I !made sure I received a card when I crossed into Tajikistan at the Batken Isfarna border, a week ago.
I am so going to enjoy presenting it to the guard!

I have also heard that they ask for a purchase receipt for bikes, from cyclists.
I am writing my own one out!
by matt2matt2002
Tue May 26, 2015 2:10 am
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Current road conditions on the Pamir Highway
Replies: 12
Views: 8396

Re: Current road conditions on the Pamir Highway

I found it very hard to find the Tajikistan embassy! So here are directions from my guest house Directions to Tajikistan embassy from Sakura guest house. No roads are marked and the traffic needs to be watched. It took me 2 attempts to find the embassy so I thought I'd give detailed info on the rout...
by matt2matt2002
Mon May 18, 2015 9:35 am
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: GBAO closure 2015 and GBAO permits situation
Replies: 20
Views: 13688

Re: GBAO visas suspended

This is good news.
Florvallejo thank you
But are you saying that the visa and permit that is issued in Bishkek could be refused for access to GBAO area?
Matt
by matt2matt2002
Sun May 17, 2015 4:57 pm
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Karamyk - Daroot Korgan crossing (KG- TAJ) updates
Replies: 28
Views: 14920

Karamyk - Daroot Korgan crossing (KG- TAJ) updates

Not sure if my spelling is correct for this bordet crossing.
If I leave Sary Tash westward I hit the Tajikistan border after 150 Km approx.

Is this border open to tourists?

Thanks

Matt
by matt2matt2002
Sun May 17, 2015 10:34 am
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Current road conditions on the Pamir Highway
Replies: 12
Views: 8396

Re: Current road conditions on the Pamir Highway

Hi
May I ask where you are now and if you have any up to date information on the closure of the GBOA area?
Thank you
Matt
by matt2matt2002
Sun May 17, 2015 9:47 am
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: GBAO closure 2015 and GBAO permits situation
Replies: 20
Views: 13688

Re: GBAO visas suspended

Thanks Funkyboots.
I am in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan for 2 months from next week.
Any idea on good cycle trips in those areas that do not include the blocked area?
Matt

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