Posts Tagged ‘visas’

February
23rd
2011

Russian Visas – The Basics


Russian Visas – the basics

After an unrestricted ride through Europe using our British passports, it took some time to get our heads around travel restrictions and visa requirements for the next leg of our trip; more so as we had decided Russia was on our cycle touring wish list. This is a quick summary of what we learnt while applying for Russian visas in January 2011. – Posted by Emma

February
24th
2011

Getting Russian Visas


Getting Russian visas

We had found few reports of cycle tourists travelling through Russia in the last few years and after trying to arrange our Russian visas while in Istanbul we can see why people might opt for the Central Asian route instead. With time on our hands over winter, we spent some time researching our options and gave it a shot. – Posted by Emma

May
3rd
2011

Getting Mongolian Visas


Getting Mongolian visas

Its not so difficult to get a Mongolian tourist visa allowing 30 days to visit the country, and its extendable without hassle in Ulan Bator. Easy right? But while researching cycling routes we caught wind of another visa, so unreported that even the official embassy websites don’t list it as an option. With spectacular cycling to be had in Russia’s Altay mountain region which borders the western road into Mongolia, we decided to give the fabled 90 day Mongolian tourist visa a shot. – Posted by Emma

May
7th
2011

Meandering Around Moscow


Meandering around Moscow

Our arrival into Moscow by train is in the early evening but after assembling the bikes and locating our first night’s hotel its already 9pm. At least the long daylight hours mean the sun is barely setting. Making a hasty dinner we review the route to our Warmshowers host for the following morning. He has asked that we arrive before 10am and with 30km to cover through Moscow city streets in rush hour we plan an early start. – Posted by Justin