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by Lovetheworld
Wed Jan 06, 2021 11:28 am
Forum: Itineraries & trip reports
Topic: Language(s)
Replies: 5
Views: 222

Re: Language(s)

Yes Russian is useful. Also in Tajikistan. But it will not be 100% guarantee as mentioned above. And we barely spoke any Russian (just the basic words) and we also got by. Speaking the language better will get you more into contact with the locals. In Iran only the young generation speaks some Engli...
by Lovetheworld
Wed Jan 06, 2021 10:54 am
Forum: Cars and motorbikes
Topic: Which vehicle and why?
Replies: 7
Views: 276

Re: Which vehicle and why?

Hi, well, ours came with a high roof, and then we made a camper out of it. You could also chose a folding roof. The kids sleep in the high roof, their beds are 150 centimeters long. Will need to be extended at some point. I don't have very good pictures of the car finished. The drawback of the old H...
by Lovetheworld
Tue Jan 05, 2021 12:12 pm
Forum: Cars and motorbikes
Topic: Which vehicle and why?
Replies: 7
Views: 276

Re: Which vehicle and why?

The good thing is, where you live you can find nice 4x4 vans :) We have done Amsterdam to Tokyo (via Central Asia, Russia, Mongolia) in a Toyota Hiace 4x4. With kids ages 2 and 4 at the time. Other good 4x4 vans which are sold in the region (so you get spare parts) are Mitsubishi l300 (new and old) ...
by Lovetheworld
Wed Dec 09, 2020 8:18 am
Forum: Kazakhstan
Topic: Ustyurt Plateau in late November
Replies: 30
Views: 3464

Re: Ustyurt Plateau in late November

Yes and why wouldn't they be satisfied with some location a bit further away, so that its just a short drive and they don't ruin the place.
Building something in a place with no supply of water is also silly.
by Lovetheworld
Tue Dec 08, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: Kazakhstan
Topic: By car (4WD) from Bartogay to Saty
Replies: 7
Views: 948

Re: By car (4WD) from Bartogay to Saty

Most consumer drones are much lighter than 1.5kg, so thats good.
by Lovetheworld
Wed Nov 25, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: Cars and motorbikes
Topic: Limitations regarding Self-Driving
Replies: 4
Views: 1077

Re: Limitations regarding Self-Driving

And some roads are in such poor condition that the train is probably more comfortable. I suppose a slow sleeping train is probably just as fast as driving some parts. But once it is about destinations in the Stans, I think the distances are not that big. Only in Kazakhstan itself a train can beat it...
by Lovetheworld
Sat Nov 14, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: Cars and motorbikes
Topic: Suzuki Parts in Central Asia
Replies: 3
Views: 1236

Re: Suzuki Parts in Central Asia

Yes carry a few spares. For Iran I am not so sure. For Pakistan and India chances are pretty good that they have the new Jimny for sale. At least two short google searches seem to show that.
by Lovetheworld
Tue Oct 06, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: General
Topic: Does the developing world need development?
Replies: 20
Views: 6956

Re: Does the developing world need development?

It is not up to us to push (western or other) modern civilization down on some country. It is also not up to us to decide that they should keep living the way they live. It is not up to us, it is up to them if they want cars instead of horses, if they want a tv in their yurt, a smartphone, or whatev...
by Lovetheworld
Thu Sep 10, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: Cars and motorbikes
Topic: Sprinter vs Ducato vs Pickup Camper - Crossing Asia
Replies: 21
Views: 3070

Re: Sprinter vs Ducato vs Pickup Camper - Crossing Asia

Hi Koen, lots of Dutch autocomplete words in there :)

I agree, at least know how to reset your ECU or get it out of the the turtle/emergency mode.
And normally long range tanks are way overkill, but with a Euro 6 I think it is a good idea, and be very specific where you fuel up.
by Lovetheworld
Mon Aug 31, 2020 9:15 am
Forum: Tajikistan
Topic: Langar to M-41 (Pamir Hwy)
Replies: 7
Views: 3000

Re: Langar to M-41 (Pamir Hwy)

What kind of transportation are you talking about? After Langar, at some point the road changes from a road to a track/trail. For which 4x4 is advised, although, of course some local probably has done it in a normal car. At least you need some ground clearance. Or in terms of bicycles, not a street ...