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How to get Kaliningrad visa in Gdansk

How to Get A 72 Hour Kaliningrad Visa While Based in Gdańsk, Poland

Posted By Jonny Blair on 11 Comments

There are always a few tough beasts to crack in the visa world as we backpack it hardcore. Russia is a tough enough one to get, but luckily I have been there years ago (2007) so at least have experienced …

How to Get An Indian Visa in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

How to Get An Indian Visa in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

Posted By Jonny Blair on 14 Comments

It’s a funny world and I’m surprising myself with this article as I was convinced I would never ever visit India, nor want to. Before, I backpacked through Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, China and Myanmar which either border India or have some …

How to Get a Permit to Visit Andaman Islands on Arrival at Port Blair, India

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India is a massive monster to backpack through and people kept throwing ideas at me when I got here. That didn’t happen in China. I ignored each and every idea though as our lives go our own individual ways and …

How to Get a Permit to Visit the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone in Kiev, Ukraine

How to Get a Permit to Visit the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone in Northern Ukraine

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“The place is quiet and so alone. Pretend there’s something worth waiting for” – Richey James Edwards. In December 2015 I finally made the sad and solemn trip to the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone. The accident at Chernobyl which occurred in …

How To Get An Alcohol Permit at the Grand Bhagwati Hotel in Ahmedabad, Gujarat State, India

How To Get An Alcohol Permit at the Grand Bhagwati Hotel in Ahmedabad, Gujarat State, India

Posted By Jonny Blair on 16 Comments

“Keep on chasing down that rainbow. You never know what you might find. Over the sunset on the horizon, it may be a dream but it tastes like poison. I’m going to take that tiger outside for a ride.” – …

How to Get an Alcohol Permit in Gujarat, India's Only 'Dry Province'

How to Apply Online For An Alcohol Permit For Gujarat, India’s Strictest ‘Dry Province’

Posted By Jonny Blair on 47 Comments

When backpacking in India, I decided to visit the country’s strictest “dry province”, that is to say, “alcohol free province”, the north western province of Gujarat which borders Pakistan. My reasons for visiting Gujarat dated back to a Michael Palin documentary …

Getting an Afghanistan Visa in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

How to Get an Afghanistan Visa in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

Posted By Jonny Blair on 14 Comments

When you’ve visited over 100 countries, getting visas just doesn’t get any easier, believe me. Normally it’s the countries we visit later on that are the harder ones to secure visas for and with me, I’ve been through a load …

How to Get An Uzbekistan Visa in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

Posted By Jonny Blair on 13 Comments

So I have been in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan for the last month sourcing visas for the neighbouring countries like Tajikistan and Gorno Badakhshan amongst others. One of the hardest beasts to negotiate is the visa for Uzbekistan. So I thought I’d …

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