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by AreWeThereYet?
Sat Jan 18, 2020 10:46 pm
Forum: Tajikistan
Topic: Flying into Dushanbe
Replies: 2
Views: 36

Re: Flying into Dushanbe

You can check flights, prices and schedules on websites such as Kayak, Skyscanner or Google flights. Since you'll be flying out of the US, the easiest choice would be Turkish Airlines. They fly from multiple US airports (definitely JFK, possibly O'Hare, Dulles and Miami) and they should have at leas...
by AreWeThereYet?
Sat Jan 04, 2020 10:26 pm
Forum: Itineraries & trip reports
Topic: Trip planning for end September 2020
Replies: 5
Views: 84

Re: Trip planning for end September 2020

Feels a bit open-ended, Jill, so it's hard to provide feedback. Don't really know how long a US citizen can stay in Central Asia, is it one month? or more? Also, do you want to travel fully overland or are you open to flights to hop from one part of the region to another? If you're interested in arc...
by AreWeThereYet?
Sat Nov 30, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: Kyrgyzstan
Topic: Drone rules Kyrgyzstan
Replies: 5
Views: 162

Re: New drone rules Kyrgyzstan

Bags are sometimes passed through X-ray at arrival, especially if they're large. Personally I never got checked but I travel with a small rucksack. Also bear in mind that a lot of the Highway is either near borders or in very close proximity to military installations, especially in Tajikistan. I got...
by AreWeThereYet?
Wed Nov 27, 2019 6:54 am
Forum: China
Topic: Kashgar Q&A
Replies: 4
Views: 186

Re: Kashgar Q&A

You can definitely go there, I did this summer and others did too. And Kashgar's Old Town, whilst perhaps not as spectacular as Khiva or Bukhara, is still worth seeing. However, it's undeniably a police state and a place where something terrible is happening. I've heard the words "cultural geno...
by AreWeThereYet?
Mon Oct 21, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: Kyrgyzstan
Topic: Airplane boneyard near Osh airport
Replies: 9
Views: 3248

Re: Airplane boneyard near Osh airport

...in case anyone is interested, the boneyard is visible up close and personal: https://awtytravels.files.wordpress.com/2019/07/asia4.jpg https://awtytravels.com/2019/08/01/a-huck-finn-state-of-mind/ And it's quite a sight! Simply walk down the avenue from the airport, turn right at the first occasi...
by AreWeThereYet?
Fri Sep 13, 2019 7:58 am
Forum: Iran
Topic: Australian Overlanders Detained in Iran
Replies: 4
Views: 1139

Re: Australian Overlanders Detained in Iran

The UK news, where this is something quite keenly felt as these guys also had British citizenship (and let us not forget the case of Nazanin Radcliffe) were saying that they'd been arrested for flying a drone for which they had no permit after camping near Tehran in an area that apparently is restri...
by AreWeThereYet?
Sat Aug 31, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: China
Topic: Best way to see Hotan, Kashgar, Kuqa...
Replies: 9
Views: 1173

Re: Best way to see Hotan, Kashgar, Kuqa...

Avoid buses. Buses = road, and road = multiple checkpoints en route. A train would be better but be prepared for utter mayhem. I met a couple of Pakistani traders in Kashgar station and one told me "I'm from Lahore and this is something like I've never seen before". Which I guess says a lot!
by AreWeThereYet?
Sat Aug 24, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Cars and motorbikes
Topic: Pamir Highway with Mongol Rally car
Replies: 4
Views: 848

Re: Pamir Highway with Mongol Rally car

I've seen a guy driving on a Mark I Golf, Kyrgyz plates, between Karakul and Murghab. Plus the usual plethora of Ladas... Don't hate on the Panda!

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