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by Lovetheworld
Mon Nov 11, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Itineraries & trip reports
Topic: China self-drive Q&A
Replies: 4
Views: 411

Re: China self-drive Q&A

They are not going to sign that convention, because they keep strict control over their border areas (usually involving minorities which they keep under control) and no free travel is allowed in a lot of those areas. And those border areas are where foreigners would come in with their cars. Once you...
by Lovetheworld
Fri Nov 08, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: Iran
Topic: 4 days of ultrarunning in Iran
Replies: 1
Views: 59

Re: 4 days of ultrarunning in Iran

Well, what are you looking for? If you arrive in Tehran area, you can go North for nice green mountains. We really noticed seeing the green turn into desert (from North to South) when going over the highest point (which was not that high) However, the Caspian sea coast is not that interesting, so do...
by Lovetheworld
Tue Nov 05, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Report: Russian Tourist Visa in Ulaanbaatar
Replies: 11
Views: 3816

Re: Report: Russian Tourist Visa in Ulaanbaatar

Hi Hester, that is a shame. Just like Loes, we got it there as well, a bit more than one year ago. It seems like the text has changed a bit on the website, not including Netherlands in the list of countries who don't need a residence permit. See: https://mongolia.mid.ru/en_GB/consular The Transit vi...
by Lovetheworld
Mon Nov 04, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Stories of sexual assault and rape on the Silk Road
Replies: 7
Views: 98

Re: Attempted rape of solo female tourist, Bishkek-Osh highway

Alcohol is definitely a problem. Of which you don't have to notice anything. We had a nice time in Kyrgyzstan (summer 2018). But once, in one of the valleys south of Issyk Kul, we encountered two drunk guys. They blocked us, and wanted something bad, whatever it was. They were so drunk, they were go...
by Lovetheworld
Tue Oct 22, 2019 8:20 am
Forum: Cars and motorbikes
Topic: Tips for vehicle storage
Replies: 1
Views: 242

Re: Tips for vehicle storage

Disconnect the batteries and it should be fine. Of course drain any drinking water systems if you have them.

If your tyres are not that great, they may deflate over time and go flat, with a fold in them. But with good tyres it shouldn't be an easy.
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: 392

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: 392

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: 392

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: 277

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: 277

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...

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