Could anyone please help us . We are going to China via Mongolia but are having massive trouble with the visa details. We are on a budget but obviously need exit tickets to process the visa. We want to get the train to vietnam but cant seem to be able to book any tickets!!!? Maybe from Nanning or other in south or west, Cheaply.
Please please help.
Go to the consulate apply for visa and ask very nicely. I know they have stricter rules because of the olympics but if your polite usually the people are extremely helpful. Just explain your taking the train out and you will buy your ticket in China when you get there. Show them on a piece of paper the train number and stuff. If that doesn't work, send someone else the next day (maybe a pretty girl) and try again. Be extremely polite and friendly.
[ Edit: Edited on Jun 11, 2008, at 5:14 PM by Lavafalls ]
If your really stuck, book a cheap flight out (that you might not use) via airasia.com, from say guangzhou to kuala lumpur. It might be your only option to forfeit £50 for the sake of being able to travel into china.
I hope you get sorted!