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Backpacking: VISAS and trains
Posted October 22nd, 2012 - 4:55 am by from Mulhouse, France (Permalink)
Hi fellow couchsurfers!

My name is Fabio and I'm a Brazilian and Portuguese who - as I'm sure most of you here - loves to travel and specially travel by bus or trains.

Considering that, I'm starting to plan a backpacking trip to Central Asia and would love to do it by train and bus, but to start materializing these ideas and making more concrete plans I would really love to know two things:

1. Is it possible to travel between country capital cities by train or bus? (Ideally on overnight trains or buses)

2. Can I buy my visas at the border? (I shall arrive in Almaty and go to Bishkek, Dushanbe and then Uzbekistan - Tashkent, Samarkand and Bukhara, so I'll only have a return ticket for a flight on my final destination)

I would love the answer or comments about these two questions (and anything else you believe is relevant to know before I travel), so please feel free to answer me here or send me direct messages, which I shall be checking daily.

So thank you guys for your help and hope to meet you soon in your amazing countries!

Best regards,
Fabio