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by AreWeThereYet?
Wed Sep 30, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: Others
Topic: Where to find free, legal bivouac & camp sites in Europe?
Replies: 9
Views: 995

Re: Where to find free, legal bivouac & camp sites in Europe?

Yes, camper vans (and caravans) infested every corner (almost) of the country. We also found a nice camping spot near Loch Assynt but it was overrun with midges and they HURT! Here's a nice article from the Guardian, it features Sandwood beach. https://www.theguardian.com/travel/2017/may/08/10-best-...
by AreWeThereYet?
Tue Sep 29, 2020 5:47 am
Forum: Others
Topic: Where to find free, legal bivouac & camp sites in Europe?
Replies: 9
Views: 995

Re: Where to find free, legal bivouac & camp sites in Europe?

I've been in these 3 places this summer in the North of Scotland: Shegra honour camp . Basically it's a field off Kinlochbervie with a fence all around and a mailbox in which to put your fiver after you leave. In a sense it's not a real camp as there's no infrastructure. Would I stay there again? No...
by AreWeThereYet?
Sun Sep 27, 2020 7:02 am
Forum: Others
Topic: Where to find free, legal bivouac & camp sites in Europe?
Replies: 9
Views: 995

Re: Where to find free, legal bivouac & camp sites in Europe?

If you consider (at least geographically) Britain to be part of Europe, basically most of Scotland is OK for wild camping while in England it's not allowed.
by AreWeThereYet?
Fri Aug 28, 2020 6:10 am
Forum: Iran
Topic: Is there a way to travel to Iran now?
Replies: 3
Views: 773

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: 18850

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: 489

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: 251
Views: 41241

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: 419

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: 1013

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...