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by steven
Fri Mar 29, 2024 1:55 am
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Embassy report: Afghan visa in Dushanbe
Replies: 3
Views: 3359

Re: Embassy report: Afghan visa in Dushanbe

Crossposting from https://caravanistan.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=24&t=13505 September 2023 Not first-hand report but might serve as a warning for other travellers: a Chinese girl I encountered in Dushanbe got turned around at the Afghan border 5 days ago as her Dushanbe issued visa was not recognise...
by steven
Fri Mar 29, 2024 1:50 am
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Afghan Visa in Bishkek
Replies: 14
Views: 11607

Re: Afghan Visa in Bishkek

Crossposting from https://caravanistan.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=47507#p47507 - Aug 14, 2023 Hi all, Just left the Afghan Embassy in Bishkek. Nice guy, fluent English. He is happy to issue me a same day, one month visa on the premise I return with a 'criminal record check' document. That's it really...
by steven
Tue Mar 26, 2024 11:39 pm
Forum: Kazakhstan
Topic: Restaurant recommendations in Almaty
Replies: 7
Views: 5162

Re: Restaurant recommendations in Almaty

Some recommendations from the famous CraigMod in 2024: Almaty’s status as a cultural hub, though, is increasingly evident in its food scene. “Neo-nomad” cuisine — focused on flour, water and meat — is being championed in hyper-contemporary style; sample it at Auyl or Tör. Cuisine from northwest Chin...
by steven
Tue Mar 26, 2024 10:33 pm
Forum: China
Topic: Cycling in Xinjiang
Replies: 14
Views: 12128

Re: Cycling in Xinjiang

For those who don't want to cycle, a report from people who sent their bicycles on the train to Beijing: viewtopic.php?p=48937#p48937
by steven
Mon Mar 25, 2024 8:34 am
Forum: Tajikistan
Topic: Food Poisoning Pamir Highway
Replies: 6
Views: 632

Re: Food Poisoning Pamir Highway

<t>It is common but also avoidable if you are paranoid enough. Cook yourself, or better yet, rely on things like nuts and bananas. Stay away from things like salads or other unwashed, uncooked stuff. Freshly cooked foods are your best bet, but even better if you cook them yourself. Stay away from an...
by steven
Mon Mar 18, 2024 8:54 am
Forum: Afghanistan
Topic: Afghanistan - can women travel freely?
Replies: 5
Views: 764

Re: Afghanistan - can women travel freely?

Dear Steven, thank you very much for the link to the article. This is definitely a big help for us. I know I'm being picky, but I feel like the article looks more into traveling with an agency. Maybe this is my wrong impression but it's always seems to me, that the travel agency separate you a bit ...
by steven
Wed Mar 13, 2024 11:46 pm
Forum: Afghanistan
Topic: Afghanistan - can women travel freely?
Replies: 5
Views: 764

Re: Afghanistan - can women travel freely?

Here is some good information on the matter post-Taliban takeover: https://www.safarat.co/women
by steven
Mon Mar 11, 2024 12:10 pm
Forum: Kazakhstan
Topic: World Nomad Games 2024 at Astana
Replies: 9
Views: 920

Re: World Nomad Games 2024

sennij wrote:
Thu Mar 07, 2024 2:51 pm
Hi,

I think I will be in Kyrgyzstan at the time of the world nomad games (https://worldnomadgames.com/en/).

Has anyone been or thinking of going?
WNG are in Kazakhstan though...
by steven
Thu Mar 07, 2024 9:24 am
Forum: Tajikistan
Topic: Cycling Pamir Highway End of April/ Beginning of May
Replies: 2
Views: 532

Re: Cycling Pamir Highway End of April/ Beginning of May

Landslides are a possibility in spring. The road is cleared year-round even in winter. I don't have an exact temperature for you on the high passes but: very cold.
by steven
Mon Mar 04, 2024 7:15 am
Forum: Kyrgyzstan
Topic: Kyrgyzstan safety Q&A
Replies: 3
Views: 607

Re: Kyrgyzstan safety Q&A

Biggest danger is traffic. Other dangers, mainly in Bishkek see https://caravanistan.com/kyrgyzstan/north/bishkek/#safety In all my time in Kyrgyzstan I never had a shady encounter. Although they do happen and it's always important to exercise cautoin, it's really very far away from Brazil or South ...