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by bwv812
Wed Jul 01, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: Outdoor adventures
Topic: Favorable temperature for camping and dog
Replies: 17
Views: 313

Re: Favorable temperature for camping and dog

The reality is that wind speed does not affect temperature. Maybe you should try to think wider and realize that your "over scale" car sensor isn't a precision measuring device. Neither is some random thermometer that certainly wasn't designed for high temperatures. The weather station in Errachidia...
by bwv812
Wed Jul 01, 2020 1:08 am
Forum: Outdoor adventures
Topic: Favorable temperature for camping and dog
Replies: 17
Views: 313

Re: Favorable temperature for camping and dog

I think the person playing professional expert is the one saying wikipedia is wrong and that we had 60°C temperatures in the last 10 years when the all-time record for Earth is 55°C. The reality is that it gets very hot on the region. Uncomfortably (and possibly unsafely) hot. We don't need to make ...
by bwv812
Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: Outdoor adventures
Topic: Favorable temperature for camping and dog
Replies: 17
Views: 313

Re: Favorable temperature for camping and dog

Mazeno, where did I suggest it's comfortable to cycle? All I did was point out that your "facts" are not actually true. If you have a problem with that, maybe don't support your argument with false facts. And yeah, I'm sure many meteorologists would completely agree with you that there are so many r...
by bwv812
Tue Jun 30, 2020 12:37 am
Forum: Outdoor adventures
Topic: Favorable temperature for camping and dog
Replies: 17
Views: 313

Re: Favorable temperature for camping and dog

Well, Mazeno, I'd say I'll take wikipedia's word over yours any day. Heck, you might notice that wikipedia even has sources for their data... and none of them are facebook! Interesting that you noticed temperatures in Morocco that nobody else did. I guess when you turn facebook off the temperature g...
by bwv812
Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: Outdoor adventures
Topic: Favorable temperature for camping and dog
Replies: 17
Views: 313

Re: Favorable temperature for camping and dog

my "hot" experiences atyrau/aktau/nukus/bukhara, july/sept 2012 - 5 days over 55C 2014 - 7 days 45C 2017 - 7 days 40-45C 2019 - 8 days 40-45C so i think may is ok for western kzh april maybe steppe floods june/july maybe steppe fires (thunderbolts result, in may it is too early for fires as the ste...
by bwv812
Thu Jun 25, 2020 10:07 pm
Forum: Kazakhstan
Topic: Ustyurt Plateau in late November
Replies: 12
Views: 385

Re: Ustyurt Plateau in late November

Mazeno is the kind of guy who quite literally believes that it is morally wrong to bring technology like cell phones and internet service to under-developed places like the Wakhan, and that these sorts of things just make the locals miserable in the long run. He also believes increased tourism is ba...
by bwv812
Wed May 13, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Chinese visa application on the road
Replies: 2
Views: 219

Re: Chinese visa application on the road

The China visa page here on Caravanistan mentions this French service that allows applications by mail: https://www.rapidevisa.fr/Visa/Chine.html Since you now need fingerprint registration, perhaps the best bet is to register your fingerprints while still in France (by ordering a visa you won't use...
by bwv812
Mon May 11, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Tajikistan COVID charity appeals
Replies: 8
Views: 422

Re: Tajikistan COVID charity appeals

Colour me skeptical. Do we really want to pick winners and losers, and decide who receives money and who doesn't? Especially since the idea seems to be that we should direct money to those participating in the tourism industry, even though those participating in the tourism industry already tend to ...
by bwv812
Thu Apr 30, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: Uzbekistan
Topic: Meaning of this symbol?
Replies: 14
Views: 381

Re: Meaning of this symbol?

Turkish, Kyrgyz, Kazakh, Uzbek, Turkmen, and Uyghur are all Turkic languages. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turkic_languages Turkey, like Saudi Arabia, has also been funding the construction of mosques in the region as a means of growing their soft power. https://carnegieendowment.org/2014/01/27/tur...
by bwv812
Wed Apr 22, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What have Tajikistan and Turkmenistan done right to completely avoid the Corona Virus illness?
Replies: 4
Views: 336

Re: What have Tajikistan and Turkmenistan done right to completely avoid the Corona Virus illness?

Despite their relative isolation, both Turkmenistan and Tajikistan have also been susceptible to contacts that originated in Iran, and progressed via Afghanistan (over 200k refugees returned to Afghanistan after Iran's outbreak). Obviously Turkmenistan has a direct border with Iran, but it was close...