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by AreWeThereYet?
Fri Aug 28, 2020 6:10 am
Forum: Iran
Topic: Is there a way to travel to Iran now?
Replies: 3
Views: 282

Re: Is there a way to travel to Iran now?

This is what IATA & Timatic say on their website: https://www.iatatravelcentre.com/world.php (it's also the source of information for all airlines when deciding whether to allow a passenger on or not) https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50277582877_bf7a29d18a_b.jpg Now, would I attempt to go there f...
by AreWeThereYet?
Sat Aug 01, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Security situation in Xinjiang - leave your thoughts
Replies: 59
Views: 17423

Re: Security situation in Xinjiang - leave your thoughts

> it's a genocide against local Muslims let's precise: against uyghurs (turkish language native ethnic, much older than islam, by chineese sources first described - bei wei dynasty in 4th-6th century - as tiele tribe) It's a cultural genocide against not only Uyghurs, but also Kyrgyz, Kazakh commun...
by AreWeThereYet?
Wed Jul 22, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: Iran
Topic: Euro 6 diesel BMW
Replies: 2
Views: 332

Re: Euro 6 diesel BMW

A foreign-plated, Euro6 Beemer sounds expensive. Beside the obvious issues of spare parts and skilled mechanics (or, rather software engineers these days) you'll smell like money from afar. Prepare to be asked for a lot of baksheesh, if not in Iran most definitely in Pakistan.
by AreWeThereYet?
Fri Jun 12, 2020 5:32 am
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Coronavirus border closures & re-openings
Replies: 243
Views: 37562

Re: Coronavirus border closures & re-openings

A good place to check is IATA's travel document repository: https://www.iatatravelcentre.com/international-travel-document-news/1580226297.htm Mind you, it tells you what states are doing right now, less what they are planning to do. But, having said that, the 'planning' part is such a mess that, in...
by AreWeThereYet?
Sat Jun 06, 2020 5:58 am
Forum: Cars and motorbikes
Topic: Is Mercedes GL Class reliable to travel to Central Asia?
Replies: 3
Views: 254

Re: Is Mercedes GL Class reliable to travel to Central Asia?

I met two Germans in Dushanbe who drove an old German estate from Duisburg to Dushanbe and sold it there. They'd just finished a ride through the Pamirs, with the Sary Tash-Khorog leg done in one day as one got a very bad case of altitude sickness. They had a 2004 E-class estate (the one with googly...
by AreWeThereYet?
Wed May 06, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: How / what are you doing?
Replies: 10
Views: 717

Re: How / what are you doing?

Hey all! Like pretty much everyone I'm stuck at home. I'm lucky that my job is pretty secure for the time being, my industry is one of the few that isn't affected by this global craziness, so I've been working from home since mid-Feb, which isn't bad considering I hate my commute (London, TfL... eno...
by AreWeThereYet?
Sat May 02, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: Uzbekistan
Topic: Uzbekistan Airways official site?
Replies: 4
Views: 673

Re: Uzbekistan Airways official site?

I booked on an on-line travel agency (BudgetAir) and it all went fine. Mind you, there was no online check-in. Also worth mentioning that my experiences with Uzbekistan Airways have been, shall we say, dismal. On par with the old JAT in the early 2000s with the cabin crew smoking in the galley. Whe...
by AreWeThereYet?
Sat May 02, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: Uzbekistan
Topic: Meaning of this symbol?
Replies: 14
Views: 623

Re: Meaning of this symbol?

I loved how much the Turks fretted and flexed their muscles over in Kyrgyzstan during the WNG. Bishkek airport was filled with Turkish military planes and so was the small landing strip by the lake... But yet everyone I spoke with was telling me "Yeah yeah Turkey's cool and whatnot... but still we'd...
by AreWeThereYet?
Mon Apr 27, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: Uzbekistan
Topic: Meaning of this symbol?
Replies: 14
Views: 623

Re: Meaning of this symbol?

Thanks a lot Steven, unfortunately those suggested by Mazeno aren't available in English but I'll check out this one.