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Silk Road itinerary

Our 3 Month Silk Road Itinerary

We are lucky enough to be travelling to many countries along the Silk Road from late July to early November 2016. We are not strictly travelling along the main Silk Road routes, which traditionally begin in China, but we are visiting many of the highlights. We will be travelling by local transport, but we have met lots of people travelling this route by bicycle, motorbike or hitchhiking. Our Silk Road Itinerary We have posted our rough itinerary below (we may…

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Russian visa Hong Kong

Applying for a Russian Visa in Hong Kong

In May 2016, we tried unsuccessfully to apply for our Russian visa in Hong Kong with our Australian passports. We were told that for visitors without a HKID or a visa to stay more than 90 days in Hong Kong it would take at least 10 business days to process our applications, with no express processing option. As we were flying out in 7 days, there was no point in us putting in our application. The ’90 day’ rule We were…

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Russian visa Seoul

Getting a Russian Visa in Seoul

We successfully applied for a Russian tourist visa in Seoul at the VFS Global Russian Application Centre in June 2016 using our Australian passports. Here is some information on the application process. VFS Global location and opening times The VFS Global Russian Application Centre is located at 5F Danam Building, 10 Sowol-Ro, Jung-Gu in Seoul. The nearest subway station is Hoehyeon. Visa applications are accepted from 09:00 to 13:00 and 14:00 to 15:00 (Monday-Friday). VFS Global is closed on public holidays. If you…

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Guide to Backpacking in Russia

Guide to Backpacking in Russia

In this guide we will tell you all about travelling in Russia on a budget, including what to see, where to stay and how to get there. Why Visit? Before visiting Russia, most of us have certain preconceived ideas based on Western media and film, and perhaps a few horror stories about grumpy Russian tourists from fellow travellers. But once you arrive, Russia will defy all of your expectations. The architecture and museums are some of the best in the world. The scenery is wonderful…

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