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by seysearles
Wed Jun 28, 2017 9:48 am
Forum: Turkmenistan
Topic: Turkmenistan transit visa poll
Replies: 81
Views: 48290

Re: Turkmenistan transit visa poll

Hi guys, my girlfriend and I just received our Turkmenistan transit visas today. Woohoo! I feel like I just won something. Our situation is somewhat unique as far as I can tell as we applied by email for them through the Turkmen embassy in Abu Dhabi. I searched long and hard to get info about anyone...
by seysearles
Tue Jun 27, 2017 5:09 am
Forum: General
Topic: Dress Code for Men & Women in Central Asia
Replies: 7
Views: 7228

Re: Dress Code for Men & Women in Central Asia

Hi, so I was mostly writing for women. In the cities (I forgot to mention Tashkent, lots of Russians there ), women dress in Russian style. Dushanbe is very village-y, Ashgabat is half-half, but women have to wear their long-dress uniform a lot (which is very elegant). So women can dress as they wa...
by seysearles
Mon Jun 26, 2017 7:48 am
Forum: General
Topic: Dress Code for Men & Women in Central Asia
Replies: 7
Views: 7228

Re: Dress Code for Men & Women in Central Asia

In the cities of Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan, girls dress in skimpy outfits. In the rest of the region, this is frowned upon. Men wear t-shirts but shorts are already daring in the more conservative places. As a tourist, of course, you can do whatever you want, and many tourists who are less cultural...
by seysearles
Mon Jun 26, 2017 5:49 am
Forum: General
Topic: Dress Code for Men & Women in Central Asia
Replies: 7
Views: 7228

Dress Code for Men & Women in Central Asia

I did a quick search and couldn't find a thread specifically addressing this topic. Could anyone give a guideline of what clothing is appropriate in the various Central Asian countries? We will be visiting Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Kazakhstan. My girlfriend and I will be t...
by seysearles
Tue Jun 13, 2017 5:15 pm
Forum: Kyrgyzstan
Topic: Offroad track to mountains - our map/suggestions?
Replies: 6
Views: 3284

Re: Offroad track to mountains - our map/suggestions?

Hi I haven't actually done this route but we will be doing it in a few weeks. The guy at the company who we renting the car from said that its more scenic on the north side of Lake Issyk Kul. He also said that Lake Song Kul is "not to be missed". Make of that what you will. Please leave some feedbac...
by seysearles
Mon Jun 12, 2017 11:06 am
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Turkmenistan transit visa refusals
Replies: 80
Views: 41941

Re: Turkmenistan transit visa refusals

I'm not sure it's because of this letter that we got our visas.... We wrote separate letters. RR. Interestingly I just received an email from Turkmen embassy in Abu Dhabi requesting that I redo my letter of request and remove all the details about our itinerary. They asked that we only put the date...
by seysearles
Sat Jun 10, 2017 9:03 am
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Turkmenistan transit visa refusals
Replies: 80
Views: 41941

Re: Turkmenistan transit visa refusals

roro wrote:I'm not sure it's because of this letter that we got our visas....We wrote separate letters. RR.
I was just confirming that you actually got the visas, thats all. Thanks. Mine are processing now. Fingers crossed.
by seysearles
Thu Jun 08, 2017 8:58 pm
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Embassy Report: Turkmen Visa at Abu Dhabi
Replies: 3
Views: 3745

Re: Embassy Report: Turkmen Visa at Abu Dhabi

Hi rienesl, can you point out where that link is to the visa form? I couldn't find it. These are the application forms send to me by the Turkmen embassy in Abu Dhabi. They are current as of June 2017. https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1jXwDLEWc9PMUlVV1JrSmpoT0k/view?usp=sharing https://drive.google...
by seysearles
Thu Jun 08, 2017 8:45 pm
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Uzbekistan Embassy Report: Abu Dhabi & Dubai UAE
Replies: 3
Views: 1568

Re: Embassy Report - Uzbek Consulate in Dubai

Hopefully this is useful info to anyone else in our situation.... We don't live in a country with a Uzbek embassy so we arranged for a friend in Dubai to apply for the visas on our behalf. I called the Uzbek embassy beforehand to make sure this was possible. The guy I spoke to on the phone was prett...
by seysearles
Thu Jun 01, 2017 4:28 pm
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Turkmenistan transit visa refusals
Replies: 80
Views: 41941

Re: Turkmenistan transit visa refusals

Hi, If it can help, you can see below the letter we wrote.....(may be too much polite?) Robert xxxxxxxxx Ankara, 10/08/2015 Monique xxxxxxxxx 9xxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxx (France) Dear Mr Consul, We adress to you because we want to cross Turkmenistan, with the aim to travel toward Uzbekistan. We wish ...