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by AreWeThereYet?
Fri Sep 13, 2019 7:58 am
Forum: Iran
Topic: Australian Overlanders Detained in Iran
Replies: 2
Views: 362

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: 403

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: 237

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!

Signed,

An old Panda owner :)
by AreWeThereYet?
Sat Aug 17, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: China
Topic: questions and checks at xinjiang border
Replies: 9
Views: 348

Re: questions and checks at xinjiang border

Remember, they care far more about your photos when leaving Xinjiang. Safest is just to never pull your phone out on the street. Their cameras are everywhere and will surely pick you out. I don't agree. Nobody checked my photos after leaving the region and I had my camera out almost all the time (b...
by AreWeThereYet?
Sat Aug 17, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: China
Topic: questions and checks at xinjiang border
Replies: 9
Views: 348

Re: questions and checks at xinjiang border

Hi First, thanks for your previous answer. As I plan to enter Xinjiang in a few days, it's very usefull to me too. Secondly, as there are very few people posting about Xinjiang, I have an extra demand for you. Do you know about current situation in Kuqa/Kuche ? I'd like to go, but recent news aren'...
by AreWeThereYet?
Sat Aug 17, 2019 6:50 am
Forum: China
Topic: questions and checks at xinjiang border
Replies: 9
Views: 348

Re: questions and checks at xinjiang border

Hi Nielba I did the 'easy' border crossing, the one between Kyrgyzstan and China at Irkeshtam. Here are my tips. 1) Hotel: YES. I've got my passport checked 15 times during the crossing and, together with Passport, EVERY time they asked me a hotel reservation. Maybe it's because passport and hotel a...
by AreWeThereYet?
Sun Aug 11, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: Kazakhstan
Topic: Driver recs in Almaty to Karakol to Bishkek
Replies: 3
Views: 255

Re: Driver recs in Almaty to Karakol to Bishkek

Well it was last year and I've the memory of a goldfish but... it was through their website, obviously, and the price was for just two individual days, not for the whole trip; basically it was for him to take us from A to B to C. The cost was per kilometre if I'm not mistaken. $35/day for food and l...
by AreWeThereYet?
Sun Aug 11, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: Kazakhstan
Topic: Driver recs in Almaty to Karakol to Bishkek
Replies: 3
Views: 255

Re: Driver recs in Almaty to Karakol to Bishkek

I've done the Kegen border. From a technical point of view, starting from Almaty to the last city in Kazakhstan the road is great. If you also make a detour to Charyn then you'll also have new tarmac (laid down last year). From Karkara in Kakakhstan to the border the road was rough gravel (a new roa...
by AreWeThereYet?
Sun Aug 11, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: China
Topic: Hotels in Kashgar that accept foreigners
Replies: 11
Views: 1504

Re: Hotels in Kashgar that accept foreigners

I think it is, but it's pretty far from the old town.
by AreWeThereYet?
Tue Aug 06, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: China
Topic: Urumqi hotels that take foreigners
Replies: 21
Views: 3974

Re: Urumqi hotels that take foreigners

It's pricey, I know, and in not a great location, but when I ended up in Ürümqi unexpectedly (meant to be going to Turpan, my train was cancelled/delayed/who knows and had to fly) the cops at the train station suggested I go to the Hilton.

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