GBAO-permit / turkmenistan/ afghanistan
we will be in the pamirs in september (two girls, two DR 650's)...
two questions and a remark:
the gbao-permit: it is no longer so that it can only be obtained in dushanbe. we got ours without any problem from the tadjik ambassy in vienna. not all embassies apparently provide this service (it was impossible in brussels), but they just arranged it with the visa and charged 20 euro's for it. we wanted to get it in advance, as we will enter from osh...
turkmenistan: we have a seven days transit visum. apparently they days at the border count, which leaves us with 5 days to cross. does this mean we have to register at OVIR? and if so, does it mean we cannot camp or stay at private homes? this is important to us, as we need to cross turkmenistan again on the way home... and therefore would be in trouble if we can't come back 'till 2010... which seems to happen to almost everybody.
afghanistan: any recent security info? we are not planning to go there, but it's our only return option if things go wrong in turkmenistan. i found both positive and negative info on the road through bamyan to herat... ???
see you guys there