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Old 05-17-2013, 07:10 AM   #1561
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I think he summarized what he planned in an earlier post. Of course sometimes he runs into surprises which I guess is part of the adventure.
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Old 05-17-2013, 02:12 PM   #1562
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Great to see you are at it again! Looking forward to seeing some of the fly fishing pics! Be safe!
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Old 05-17-2013, 07:20 PM   #1563
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Indian Himalayas

And NO RTW is complete without scouring the Indian Himalayas When are you here to ride the highest roads in the world?

Unfortunately, I think India requires a carnet.
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Old 05-20-2013, 12:59 AM   #1564
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We need an update Noah
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Old 05-20-2013, 06:27 AM   #1565
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c'mon bro where are you?
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Old 05-20-2013, 07:19 AM   #1566
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According to information provided by the US State department on Tajikistan (http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_p...y_requirements), it says we must get the visa prior to traveling to the country, however, this conflicts with statement about being able to pick one up in Bishkek which you made.
It doesnt conflict.

Bishkek is in Kyrgyzstan.

He is in Kyrgyzstan trying to get a visa for Tajikistan.
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Old 05-20-2013, 09:01 AM   #1567
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Hello, I am an American living in Kyrgyzstan. Don't know if you are still here or not but if you have any trouble, need help, or just want to meet let me know. I am about 30 minutes west of Bishkek.

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Old 05-20-2013, 04:17 PM   #1568
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I should have written it a bit more clearly. I mean to say prior to leaving the US.

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It doesnt conflict.

Bishkek is in Kyrgyzstan.

He is in Kyrgyzstan trying to get a visa for Tajikistan.
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Old 05-20-2013, 10:56 PM   #1569
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I've followed your trip report religiously since you landed in Georgia, and am making a similar ride from Europe to Asia this summer. As you are probably well aware, there are some complications and bureaucratic headaches for US citizens acquiring visas for passage through Iran at this time (maybe it will improve after Iranian elections in June), which is causing me to rethink the route east towards India and Thailand. Were you able to procure tourist visas for Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan outside of the US as you traveled east? According to information provided by the US State department on Tajikistan (http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_p...y_requirements), it says we must get the visa prior to traveling to the country, however, this conflicts with statement about being able to pick one up in Bishkek which you made. Lastly, why did you take a ferry from Baku to Aktau instead of taking a route like this (http://goo.gl/maps/LcU3M) for example?

Thanks a bunch for help illuminating these uncertainties in my trip planning.

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I sent my passport to the US for my Russian visa. I got my Azerbaijan and Kazakh visa in Tbilisi georgia. Both took about a week. I hear it is easier in Istanbul? I got my Uzbek visa in Baku Azerbaijan. It took 1 day with an LOI. I just got my Tajik visa and Pamir permit in Bishkek. It took 1/2 hour and $75.

If I did it again, I would ride north from Georgia and Avoid Azerbaijan and the ferry. It would probably be cheaper and take less time. Just make sure you avoid Chechnya. My Russian Visa didn't start until May 15. When I was planning, It was still unclear if foreign citizens could cross into russia from georgia. Now we know you can.

Lastly, I don't really like the US state department website. It basically tells you not to leave the couch because the world is a dangerous place.
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Old 05-20-2013, 11:01 PM   #1570
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Great to see you are at it again! Looking forward to seeing some of the fly fishing pics! Be safe!
I thrashed the water a few times in the past few days. It rained a whole lot yesterday and last night so most of the rivers look blown out now. I will try more soon. I still haven't figured out a pattern that works yet. I tried nymphing, worms, topwater ect. Nothing. The locals are using grasshoppers on a hook weighted by a sinker. Not really possible with the fly rod. I did try a grasshopper pattern but the water was moving pretty fast where I was fishing.

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And NO RTW is complete without scouring the Indian Himalayas When are you here to ride the highest roads in the world?

Unfortunately, I think India requires a carnet.
I'm going to need a carnet for japan so I will have one. I am not sure if I will make it to india on this trip or not. That all depends on Burma I think.

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Hello, I am an American living in Kyrgyzstan. Don't know if you are still here or not but if you have any trouble, need help, or just want to meet let me know. I am about 30 minutes west of Bishkek.

Mac
THanks Mac, I'm back in Osh now. I will head for Tajik tomorrow. If I need anything on my way to Almaty, I'll let you know.
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Old 05-21-2013, 12:22 AM   #1571
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Lastly, I don't really like the US state department website. It basically tells you not to leave the couch because the world is a dangerous place.
Wise words Noah.

I can say the same for the UK Foreign Office web site.

You have to bear in mind they are written by diplomats who will have to get off their asses to help you out if you go to their country and get into trouble. They dont want to do that. They assume everyone is a helpless idiot. So they warn you not to go there. It solves all their problems. It absolves them of all responsibility and means they dont have to deal with you.

Take government advice websites with a ton of salt.
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Old 05-21-2013, 01:43 AM   #1572
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Just finish to read all 105 pages in last 2 weeks.

Great RR Noah, keep them coming and don't forget to smile all the way
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Old 05-21-2013, 02:03 AM   #1573
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Lastly, I don't really like the US state department website. It basically tells you not to leave the couch because the world is a dangerous place.

It's not like you got your a$$ kicked at least once already!
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Old 05-21-2013, 02:19 AM   #1574
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It's not like you got your a$$ kicked at least once already!
Haha.. but I get my ass kicked by drunks in the US also
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Old 05-21-2013, 02:20 AM   #1575
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Haha.. but I get my ass kicked by drunks in the US also
It's probably you.. you attract the wrong kind of crowd.
Better keep moving then!
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