Hey George,Which country are you trying to get into? If you need to get it out of Kazakstan you could try the crossing into Kyrgystan at the eastern end of Lake Issy Kul near Karakol. I crossed this border twice and had no problems. You can get into Kygystan numerous times on a single entry visa as they dont stamp your passport. The border guards appreciate small presents and their pictures taken with you.
You could ride from Almaty across to the Lake Issykul directly. Visit the bike club with no name. I can email you the phone number of an english speaking woman who rides with them. They regularly ride this road/track on bikes..three river crossings I believe!and quite an adventure..their are no customs at the crossing. As Kyrgys dont stamp your dopcuments they dont know you even came in illegally when its time to leave...or you go and turn up at the local police station to register.
Otherwise grab a blank customs declaration form and fill it out...it wont be stamped but this usually gets you a "fine". This was a method I was told worked in Russia should you loose the form.
Crossing into Uzbek is worse! Turkmenistan worse again! Into Kyrgystan the easiest by far.
Let me know if I can help in any way.
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