Looking for answers? I might be of help…
Caravanistan has been set up to provide reliable answers to burning travel questions. It’s not complete though, nor will it ever be, however hard I try. The tour operators we work with can arrange most standard tours very well, and the Caravanistan forum gives another opportunity for you to ask questions and get answers for free, both from myself and from other travelers.
However, in case you are short on time and don’t want to read too much, but rather have me explain it to you without all the excess information, if you have a special interest or would just like a personal service for a little bit extra – then you might want me to help you with planning your trip. Great! It’s one of my favorite things to do.
How it works
Send a message with your questions to [email protected] I will review them and we can schedule a Skype call.
I charge a flat fee of 70 euros. That includes a Skype call of around 1 hour + some follow-up questions if you have any. This has so far proven enough for people to figure out where, how and why they will travel. You can pay via bank transfer, credit card or Paypal.
This does not include, however, a detailed itinerary write-up. It takes too much of my time so I no longer offer that service.
Things to consider
Main thing to consider: I don’t know everything. Far from it. The popularity of Caravanistan has perhaps made it seem as if I am the ultimate expert on travel along the Silk Road, but I am not (not yet, anyway). I do know a lot, and I am always learning, but there are many places I have not been yet, many things I have never done.
I did develop a good feel for how travelers are different, and what different types of travelers like and dislike in Central Asia. I will let you know in advance if I can help you or not, and to what degree.
Looking forward to hearing from you,