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by rhinomaxil
Mon Sep 02, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Bulgan - Takashiken border (Mongolia - China)
Replies: 17
Views: 8078

Re: Bulgan - Takashiken border (Mongolia - China)

Not really. Maybe 2-3 passport checks on the road from Bulgan to Urumqi. Then in Urumqi you have the usual x-ray and passport checks when you enter certain places such as the bus station but I walked around the city freely. I stayed only one day though.
by rhinomaxil
Mon Sep 02, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Embassy report: Mongolian visa in Irkutsk
Replies: 2
Views: 854

Re: Embassy report: Mongolian visa in Irkutsk

Hi, We got our Mongolian visa in Irkutsk end-July. Very easy process. We paid 4800 rub (~69€) per person and had to show our passport, a copy of our passport, a photo and the travel insurance certificate. We also had to show on our phone the train ticket reservation from Ulan-Ude to Ulaanbaatar but ...
by rhinomaxil
Mon Sep 02, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Bulgan - Takashiken border (Mongolia - China)
Replies: 17
Views: 8078

Re: Bulgan - Takashiken border (Mongolia - China)

Hi, I’ve crossed the Bulgan-Takashiken border on August 28. If you’re in Ölgiy, you need to find a shared taxi which goes to Bulgan. Go in the morning to the Black Market, in the street next to the museum, where all the shared taxis are. Most of them go to Astana or Hovd/Khovd and you may not be abl...
by rhinomaxil
Mon Sep 02, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: China
Topic: questions and checks at xinjiang border
Replies: 9
Views: 1755

Re: questions and checks at xinjiang border

About the situation in Kuqa: i’m here presently so it’s definitely not closed to foreigners. Although I might be the only one...
by rhinomaxil
Sat Aug 24, 2019 7:09 am
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Chinese Visa in Ulaan Baatar (Mongolia)
Replies: 42
Views: 14381

Re: Chinese Visa in Ulaan Baatar (Mongolia)

Hello, I got my Chinese visa in Ulaanbaatar mid-August. I can confirm that you now need to get a voucher first on Tuesday only. With this voucher you get an appointment for the actual visa application on Wednesday, Friday or Monday. I was able to get the voucher even though I joined the queue at 11a...
by rhinomaxil
Sat Aug 24, 2019 6:51 am
Forum: China
Topic: VPNs in Xinjiang
Replies: 9
Views: 2110

Re: VPNs in Xinjiang

Hi all, I will go to Xinjiang in a few days, crossing the border from Mongolia, and I was wondering what was the final word on VPN use there. It is still a bit unclear to me reading the posts above and other threads on caravanistan. Has someone been using VPNs in Xinjiang? If I have one on my phone,...