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

“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.” – Noel Gallagher. “A wee carryout, yeooo!!” shouts an Ulsterman! Another of my “must dos” in Read more about How To Get An Alcohol Permit at the Grand Bhagwati Hotel in Ahmedabad, Gujarat State, India[…]

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’

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 where I remember Palin had to fill in a certificate or document to collect alcohol. Read more about How to Apply Online For An Alcohol Permit For Gujarat, India’s Strictest ‘Dry Province’[…]

Getting an Afghanistan Visa in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

How to Get an Afghanistan Visa in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

When you’ve visited over 150 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 of visa applications the last few weeks while being temporarily based in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. Gradually Read more about How to Get an Afghanistan Visa in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan[…]

How to Get An Uzbekistan Visa in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

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 give you all a run down of how I secured my Uzbekistan Visa here in Read more about How to Get An Uzbekistan Visa in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan[…]

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[…]

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