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by murg
Sat Mar 20, 2021 9:15 am
Forum: Uzbekistan
Topic: same-sex married travelers
Replies: 5
Views: 225

Re: same-sex married travelers

My Personal experience (as a hetereosexual) whilst travelling with a friend in the 'stans: Neither guesthouse nor homestays wondered why 2 men slept in the same rooms / bed. Probably because the places often had one guestroom only. In hotels, especially in Beyneu & Kursk, we we're asked 3-4 Times If...
by murg
Sun Feb 28, 2021 1:14 pm
Forum: Tajikistan
Topic: Pamir Highway: too cold in May?
Replies: 2
Views: 211

Re: Pamir Highway: too cold in May?

Hi Stijn, we did Pamir Hwy 2019 by motorbikes, started in Khorog May 19th. No issues at all, the road was free of mud & snow. Only the stretch of no-mans-land, the first few Km after Bar Dobo border crossing, where a bit snowy. Plenty of organized tours on the road at that time, all 4WD. The nights ...
by murg
Mon Sep 28, 2020 6:24 am
Forum: Others
Topic: Where to find free, legal bivouac & camp sites in Europe?
Replies: 9
Views: 1610

Re: Where to find free, legal bivouac & camp sites in Europe?

Free (or wild) camping is not allowed in most of Europe. An exemption are the Nordic States (Norway, Sweden, probably Finland). Here's a link regarding rules and regulations. Note that, although otherwise stated in the linked article, motor-vehicles (everything from motorbike to campervan) are not a...
by murg
Thu Sep 10, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Karakoram Highway solo female traveler: safety?
Replies: 2
Views: 1158

Re: Karakoram Highway solo female traveler: safety?

Hi Bamboo, lot's of questions in one post ;) maybe you should consider breaking them down into several posts. I travelled Xingjang by motorbike.... A guide is needed/mandatory. I met some cyclists who didn't seem to have a guide.....Cannot answer the question. For the amount you have mentioned you c...
by murg
Sun Aug 09, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: Others
Topic: Anybody knows if Pakistan (KKH) is open to foreigners?
Replies: 2
Views: 1449

Re: Anybody knows if Pakistan (KKH) is open to foreigners?

Hi there, after reading your post I contacted a friend of mine. He"s a Pakistani police officer, living in Lahore. His answers: International tourism is allowed since a few days. This includes KKH Road conditions are ok* Weather could be an issue end of September. He has no clue if the Chinese borde...
by murg
Thu Jul 09, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: China
Topic: Tourists are able to drive in China right now
Replies: 11
Views: 4895

Re: Tourists are able to drive in China right now

Hi there, Just to get this right.... All of the posts above are referring to the temp. License. What about driving a foreign licensed vehicle? It'd be great to have a simplified process for both, maybe even the ability to drive a defined route (e.g. Murghab - Tashkurgan - Pakistan) without a 'guide'...
by murg
Wed May 06, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: How / what are you doing?
Replies: 10
Views: 1815

Re: How / what are you doing?

Hi Steven, Saule & fellow travellers ;) Hope you're healthy just like I am. What I am doing? Besides fixing our place, trying to teach the kids their school stuff, being lazy & doing nothing.... Not much. Unfortunately had to cancel family vacation. Still wonder if I am going to loose my job. Should...
by murg
Sun Apr 12, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: Itineraries & trip reports
Topic: Kulma Pass self-drive?
Replies: 4
Views: 1223

Re: Kulma Pass self-drive?

Hi Reinhard,

In case you have not read this:

viewtopic.php?f=19&t=11531&p=34485#p34485

You should know what to expect!

Dave
by murg
Sat Apr 11, 2020 8:38 am
Forum: Itineraries & trip reports
Topic: Kulma Pass self-drive?
Replies: 4
Views: 1223

Re: Kulma Pass self-drive?

Hi Reinhard, Last year we crossed China, Irkeshtam - Pakistan. Anyway, while we were getting quotes we gave also asked for Qulma pass. At least one agency ( tibetmoto ) said it is possible. We haven't chosen Qulma because - same costs - same duration .... And, coming from Whakan / M41, we wanted to ...
by murg
Sun Mar 15, 2020 10:03 am
Forum: Cars and motorbikes
Topic: Long term parking Pakistan/India
Replies: 2
Views: 1061

Re: Long term parking Pakistan/India

Hi there,

No idea regarding Pakistan parking.

In India you are not allowed (entry with Carnet de passages/2018) to park your car for more than 6 month without a special permit.

Unfortunately I do not know where to get this permission.

Safe travelling!