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by Lovetheworld
Thu Oct 03, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Itineraries & trip reports
Topic: How viable/worth it is it to drive in the Stans in late autumn/early winter?
Replies: 9
Views: 259

Re: How viable/worth it is it to drive in the Stans in late autumn/early winter?

While most people do that, we got some funny questions on why we had a business visa when leaving Russia to Mongolia (in Altai region). So yes, it is possible, but make up a story when you get asked about the business reason. Getting another Russian visa in Ulaanbataar is easy for Dutch and French a...
by Lovetheworld
Tue Oct 01, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: Itineraries & trip reports
Topic: How viable/worth it is it to drive in the Stans in late autumn/early winter?
Replies: 9
Views: 259

Re: How viable/worth it is it to drive in the Stans in late autumn/early winter?

Thank you so much for your response! How much time do you want to spend in Kyrgystan and Tajikistan? Especially Tajikistan has high mountain passes if you want to do the Pamir highway. I would like to spend in total 4-6 weeks in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan. If I look at other people their itineraries...
by Lovetheworld
Mon Sep 30, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Itineraries & trip reports
Topic: How viable/worth it is it to drive in the Stans in late autumn/early winter?
Replies: 9
Views: 259

Re: How viable/worth it is it to drive in the Stans in late autumn/early winter?

Hi, we also drove from Netherlands to Mongolia via stans but we left in beginning of June. As we visited Iran before, we went through Russia, above the Caspian Sea. So some parts of Kazakhstan and of course Uzbekistan were very hot. Up to 42 degrees. Iran will be similar or worse. And with Iran you ...
by Lovetheworld
Wed Sep 25, 2019 7:33 am
Forum: Cars and motorbikes
Topic: Travelling in Central Asia in a campervan
Replies: 3
Views: 148

Re: Travelling in Central Asia in a campervan

3000 meters is nice but in Tajikistan there is the pass of 4700 meter, which is quite different. And next to that, cold starting on 3500 meter or so. But if your engine is running/starting fine and doesn't smoke to much, I wouldn't worry about it. Importing car parts, that is hard to say, I think so...
by Lovetheworld
Tue Sep 24, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Cars and motorbikes
Topic: Travelling in Central Asia in a campervan
Replies: 3
Views: 148

Re: Travelling in Central Asia in a campervan

1) The T4 transporter is not common at all. In the beginning of your route you will see them, but that thins out. There are a few in central Asia and from Iran onwards to Pakistan and India, you can forget about it. So in Central Asia, depending on the country, you might get some spares, but don't e...
by Lovetheworld
Tue Sep 24, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: Others
Topic: Roadmovie to China
Replies: 1
Views: 216

Re: Roadmovie to China

Check Horizon Unlimited BB, there is more recent info about going there with vehicles.

Did you tell everybody your going to bring lots of cameras? The Chinese really love that stuff :P
by Lovetheworld
Tue Sep 24, 2019 6:13 am
Forum: Others
Topic: Saudi Arabia tourist visa
Replies: 12
Views: 1709

Re: Saudi Arabia tourist visa

Currently there is a media campaign to show the unknown side of Saudi Arabia.
And the Dakar rally in 2020 will also be in Saudi Arabia.

I guess we are not far from them opening up.
by Lovetheworld
Mon Aug 26, 2019 7:24 am
Forum: Mongolia
Topic: Mongolia with own car: deposits and insurance Q&A
Replies: 5
Views: 1691

Re: Mongolia with own car (deposit needed ?)

Just drive past Tsaganuur, some bad stories on how they treat tourists. Thanks god we bought the insurance ($30) On the first police stop after crossing the border between Khov and Ulgii we were asked just for the insurance and nothing else so it was a very well spent money! You can also buy insuran...
by Lovetheworld
Wed Aug 21, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: Uzbekistan
Topic: Off the beaten path eateries
Replies: 4
Views: 281

Re: Off the beaten path eateries

Well, I think Central Asia in general is a good test scenario for your iron stomach.

We were not so impressed with what we saw, and we did like the food and atmosphere from the good restaurants, which is usually cheap too.
by Lovetheworld
Tue Aug 13, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Mongolia
Topic: Mongolia in 10 days... Is it worth?
Replies: 5
Views: 330

Re: Mongolia in 10 days... Is it worth?

I would book a Gobi tour, which is a week I think or at least 5 days. And then you can perhaps have an additional trip to Erdene Zuu monastary, perhaps combined with something in Orkhon valley or some other natural sight in the vicinity. Or a separate trip to the Ghengis Khan statue. So Gobi trip + ...

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