Anyone taken bike on Kazakh train lately? (or know any Almaty shippers)
After trying repeatedly (and failing
) to find adequate transport for my bike from either Bishkek or Almaty (several of the options I found fell through: bike too big for cargo bay / truck not going any further than Lithuania / $5,500 through HKG / customs will cost €2k, etc) I'm now thinking of going back home the long way.
So... has anyone been on a train from Almaty to Aktau recently? Bribes / prices? Any idea on how I would go about doing this? Any info on Azeri transit visa also welcome!
If anyone happens to know a freight forwarder who has actually dealt with a bike before that would also be a nice alternative!