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by murg
Wed Jun 15, 2022 4:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Experiences sending some mail from Central Asia
Replies: 8
Views: 2986

Re: Experiences sending some mail from Central Asia

@murg Definitely I will send the letter from Osh then, it is actually from where I was thinking to do it. So any detail that you could tell me will be great! Thank you guys for the feedback! Unfortunately I can't recall the details, like where we've posted the cards. It's been a Standard Post Offic...
by murg
Mon Jun 13, 2022 3:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Experiences sending some mail from Central Asia
Replies: 8
Views: 2986

Re: Experiences sending some mail from Central Asia

Hi there,

in 2019 we've send several postcards

The ones we posted in Buchara never made it to Germany.

Osh & Dushanbe worked just fine.

Be aware that the postcards from Osh arrived within about 10 days while the ones posted in Dushanbe took considerably longer.

Enjoy the Stans,
Dave
by murg
Mon Apr 25, 2022 10:04 am
Forum: Kyrgyzstan
Topic: Buying a motorbike
Replies: 2
Views: 562

Re: Buying a motorbike

It's possible. Busy right now, will PM later / 2morrow.

You also could Rent a Bike at Zorromoto.com
by murg
Wed Apr 13, 2022 2:29 pm
Forum: Cars and motorbikes
Topic: Petrol Quality/Octane Rating - 'Stan' countries
Replies: 3
Views: 1396

Re: Petrol Quality/Octane Rating - 'Stan' countries

I also have a petrol van and interested in that topic. And also, particular to above journey in the Pamirs, what kind of range should we aim for between 2 petrol stations ? Is 600 km sufficient ? more ? (i can bring extra jerry cans but...) I've been there in 2019. There's a petrol station in Khoro...
by murg
Mon Apr 11, 2022 9:47 pm
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Wagah Border (Lahore - Amritsar) PAK - IND
Replies: 44
Views: 12460

Re: Wagah Border (Lahore - Amritsar) PAK - IND

Not sure if the train is operating.

The border is open as my sources in Delhi say. I do Not know which documents are needed besides vehicle Docs, carnet, Passport & Visa, especially not which COVID Docs. The embassy could clarify this.
by murg
Mon Apr 11, 2022 9:43 pm
Forum: Tajikistan
Topic: Driving times in Tajikistan (especially Pamir Hwy)?
Replies: 6
Views: 4088

Re: Driving times in Tajikistan (especially Pamir Hwy)?

I agree on what Mazeno recommends,..., but could easily spend a couple of weeks on the pamir highway All true. I had too little time. If I could I'd stay 12 - 18 days in the Region. Roaming around by motorbike, doing hikes, lengthy conversations with locals, enjoying being remote. It is beautiful t...
by murg
Mon Apr 11, 2022 9:37 pm
Forum: Tajikistan
Topic: Driving times in Tajikistan (especially Pamir Hwy)?
Replies: 6
Views: 4088

Re: Driving times in Tajikistan (especially Pamir Hwy)?

We did Khorog - Osh as follow: Khorog - Yamchun one day / gravel Yamchun - Alichur one day. mountain road. Alichur - Murghab few hours. M41 good Road Murghab - Sary Mogul: one day. Challenging Border. Sary Mogul - Osh. Awesome road, have forgotten how Long it took. I'd say half a day. We arrived bef...
by murg
Mon Apr 11, 2022 9:21 pm
Forum: Tajikistan
Topic: Driving hours through Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgystan
Replies: 1
Views: 443

Re: Driving hours through Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgystan

Hi Garrian, I will give you some details. But keep in mind that driving Times depend on various facts, Like weather, vehicle, skills or simply Luck. We rode on 2 motorbikes in Mai '19. Beyneu - Qu'ungrat: one day/ 7-8 hours. 35°C+. Almost No fuel for a Long distance. Road Beyneu - Border OK. Behind ...
by murg
Sat Apr 09, 2022 3:07 pm
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Wagah Border (Lahore - Amritsar) PAK - IND
Replies: 44
Views: 12460

Re: Wagah Border (Lahore - Amritsar) PAK - IND

Hi there! Never heard of a ferry. You could ship the vehicle and take a train. Shipment will take time to organize & cost a Fortune. Indian customs are time consuming and nerve wrecking. Pakistan customs are Not used to the process, but works quite OK. A friend shipped 2 motorbikes from Karachi to E...
by murg
Fri Apr 08, 2022 1:47 pm
Forum: Tajikistan
Topic: Driving Pamir Highway without 4x4 drive
Replies: 4
Views: 1021

Re: Driving Pamir Highway without 4x4 drive

As long as you stay in the M41 you should be fine.

If you intend to drive the southern route/Wakhan:
ground clearance, good tires etc. are important.

And yes... Suspension! Important!