How To Get A Letter of Invitation for Visiting Uzbekistan

Central Asia is a region of the world which continues to be less explored than the countries that surround it. India, China, Russia – they’ve been backpacked to the hilt and they continue to be. But spare a thought for the magnificent Stan nations. There are lots of them, and while touring this region, my Read more about How To Get A Letter of Invitation for Visiting Uzbekistan[…]

How to Get a Permit to Visit Gorno Badakhshan While Based in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

This article might actually need a quick introduction. Mainly because most people I have met have never heard of a “country” called Gorno Badakhshan. In fact, even some Kyrgyzs people I have met this week were unaware of the existence of this disputed state, an autonomous region that has been claimed by China, Russia and Read more about How to Get a Permit to Visit Gorno Badakhshan While Based in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan[…]

How to get a Tajikistan Visa in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

How to Get a Tajikistan Visa in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

So I arrived into “the Stans” in late December 2015 after a brief spell in southern Kazakhstan, where I toured Ile Alatau, Almaty and a few bars, then I crossed the border into Kyrgyzstan. I didn’t need a visa for Kazakhstan (15 days on arrival on a British passport) nor for Kyrgyzstan (60 days on arrival Read more about How to Get a Tajikistan Visa in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan[…]

How to get a Bahrain Visa on Arrival at Muharraq Island International Airport

It was a week of the “BA”s and what a contrast they were: BAngladesh and BAhrain. While I got my Bangladesh Visa in Hong Kong, the Bahrain process for me was on arrival, and a tad smoother. But I thought you’d all like to know how to get a Bahrain Visa on Arrival at the International Read more about How to get a Bahrain Visa on Arrival at Muharraq Island International Airport[…]

How to Get A Bangladesh Visa in Hong Kong

I won’t lie to you – once you have visited over 100 countries, the visa process gets harder and harder. Unless of course you have made sure that your early travels were all to the toughest visa countries to get into, but in most cases we are leaving the tough ones out in the beginning. Read more about How to Get A Bangladesh Visa in Hong Kong[…]

How to Get a Kuwait Tourist Visa on Arrival at Kuwait International Airport

So after spending around 6 months in Europe (my longest jaunt to my home continent in 6 years), I decided to head back to Hong Kong. But there’s no point in flying over endless countries without seeing them, so I decided on a stop over on route. I’ve been to the Middle East a load Read more about How to Get a Kuwait Tourist Visa on Arrival at Kuwait International Airport[…]

Travel Collectables: Top 5 Passport Stamps From My First 99 Countries

So as I near my 100th actual real life country, I thought it was a good time for a post on my personal favourite passport stamps from the first 99 countries on my route. It has been a long journey through the years, weary long and slow border crossings, huge visa delays, forms filled in Read more about Travel Collectables: Top 5 Passport Stamps From My First 99 Countries[…]

How to Get a Suriname Visa in Cayenne, French Guyana

This one felt good, I won’t deny that. The reason being that in 2011 it was a big hassle and stress the first time I got my Suriname Visa, I wrote about that before in the Suriname Visa struggle post and the aftermath that explains how to get a Suriname Visa in Caracas, Venezuela. I Read more about How to Get a Suriname Visa in Cayenne, French Guyana[…]