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by bwv812
Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Chengdu: Chinese visa extension reports
Replies: 4
Views: 294

Re: 2nd Visa Extensions in China not possible anymore?!

Yep, this was confirmed a few months ago: Under the "new" immigration law, your total extensions on any one entry to China cannot exceed the length of your original permitted stay. Since your original permitted stay on each entry was 30 days, you could not extend for more than an additiona...
by bwv812
Fri Sep 28, 2018 11:12 pm
Forum: Turkmenistan
Topic: Q&A: Door to Hell
Replies: 35
Views: 13505

Re: Q&A: Door to Hell

Silkysmooth wrote:We went to find a taxi to Ashgabat. Number 4 on the map seemed to be a supermarket, but not 100% sure. Taxis for ashgabat were at pont 2.


Looks like the taxi row is in the same spot as when I was there 6 years ago, and #4 is indeed a supermarket.
by bwv812
Wed Sep 26, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Itineraries & trip reports
Topic: 5 days in Tajikistan, itinerary suggestions/ideas?
Replies: 4
Views: 556

Re: 5 days in Tajikistan, itinerary suggestions/ideas?

You can easily head up to the Fann mountains for a few days. Since you have little time, hiring private transport is probably your best bet.
by bwv812
Wed Sep 26, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Afghanistan
Topic: Just back from a month in the Wakhan/Little Pamir
Replies: 7
Views: 971

Re: Just back from a month in the Wakhan/Little Pamir

Their rate is 800-1000A per day and I don't really recommend traveling with them because they are so experienced in ripping tourists off (forcing you to stay in guesthouses and not allowing u to stay with locals if they invite you in for free etc.). Thanks for your informative report. I'm not sure ...
by bwv812
Thu Sep 20, 2018 6:46 am
Forum: Itineraries & trip reports
Topic: Osh to khorog public transport
Replies: 2
Views: 217

Re: Osh to khorog public transport

https://www.lonelyplanet.com/kyrgyzstan/osh/transportation/alay-baza/a/poi-tra/1391576/356887 https://www.google.com/maps/place/Kashka-Suu+Baza/@40.5393629,72.8551022,583m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m13!1m7!3m6!1s0x38bdac017f5a2e85:0xe0a3c61dc6f47b95!2sOsh,+Kyrgyzstan!3b1!8m2!3d40.5139985!4d72.8160976!3m4!1s0x3...
by bwv812
Wed Sep 19, 2018 6:43 am
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: 5-day visa free transit for air passengers in Uzbekistan
Replies: 10
Views: 1159

Re: 5-day visa free transit for air passengers in Uzbekistan

Photos have to end with lowercase ".jpg".

The transit visa rule is that the airline must relay the correct/relevant arrival & departure information to the government. So far only one airline does this.
by bwv812
Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: Uzbekistan
Topic: Day trip from Samarkand to Penjikent? Shakrisabh
Replies: 2
Views: 190

Re: Day trip from Samarkand to Penjikent? Shakrisabh

Take a look at the visa pages here and most of your questions will be answered. I suspect that most guides — especially those arranged from Uzbekistan — won't be very familiar with actual facts and information about the historical site in Penjikent. Your best bet would probably be to contact ZTDA or...
by bwv812
Fri Sep 07, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Where to best get Chinese visa now?
Replies: 10
Views: 2555

Re: Where to best get Chinese visa now?

People aren't going to/through Kazakhstan for the purpose of terrorism, so I don't see why it should be a problem.
by bwv812
Fri Sep 07, 2018 2:50 am
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Special permit required to enter Xinjiang?
Replies: 7
Views: 421

Re: Special permit required to enter Xinjiang?

If a special permit was required, I expect we would have heard about it here pretty quick. As it is, in the last few days we have reports from people passing through Xinjiang without permits, so I expect the guy you talked to was wrong (which isn't surprising, as I'm not sure why a guide for Chinese...

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