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by Lovetheworld
Wed May 29, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Kazakhstan
Topic: Charyn Canyon by bicycle
Replies: 12
Views: 3090

Re: Charyn Canyon by bicycle

All the info should still be relevant. On the other side of the river, there are other canyons as well. It is quite a ride into a dusty dry area (washboarding roads etc) but it will allow you to camp out in a canyon all by yourself. We found it awesome, but we were with a car, so I'm not sure how mu...
by Lovetheworld
Fri May 24, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Cars and motorbikes
Topic: Iran for big cars > 2500 cc
Replies: 11
Views: 1627

Re: Restriction also for cars / trucks entering Iran?

We took that border the other way in 2012, when it had just opened. I guess it improved, but not much. It was very busy at the time. Had to pay export tax for the diesel I was bringing out of Iran! (no, it was not import tax in Turkey) They ask for whisky because you are not allowed to bring alcohol...
by Lovetheworld
Mon May 20, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Kazakhstan
Topic: Topography Map
Replies: 3
Views: 184

Re: Topography Map

Alternatively, put OSMand on your phone and download the extra maps including the contour lines.
(but I understand that you want to have paper maps)
by Lovetheworld
Mon May 13, 2019 7:55 am
Forum: Cars and motorbikes
Topic: Driving from Kazakhstan to Mongolia - Russia-Kazakhstan Border Road
Replies: 1
Views: 303

Re: Driving from Kazakhstan to Mongolia - Russia-Kazakhstan Border Road

Hi, it does not really work that way. First of all, those border crossing are not open to tourists, as in, people who are not living the bordering countries them selves. Check out the GREEN markers on this map: https://caravanistan.com/border-crossings/ Secondly, you would already need special borde...
by Lovetheworld
Wed May 08, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: Cycling
Topic: Dangerous road drivers in kyrgyzstan and kazakhstan?
Replies: 7
Views: 962

Re: Dangerous road drivers in kyrgyzstan and kazakhstan?

Okay f*ck, this was the incident I was referring to. I heard it from other cyclists who had met them, or I believe his remaining friend. The last thing I heard is that he was in a coma and it was not looking good. Now I read this. It makes me sad again, even though I pretty much already knew the out...
by Lovetheworld
Tue May 07, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: Cycling
Topic: Dangerous road drivers in kyrgyzstan and kazakhstan?
Replies: 7
Views: 962

Re: Dangerous road drivers in kyrgyzstan and kazakhstan?

Greg, maybe I don't agree. I'm from the Netherlands and cycling is "in our blood" so to say. However, cycling in countries where it is not typical brings some other issues with it. Yes you can hear a truck coming easily, or a car, but can you hear if it is going to hit you or just pass you...
by Lovetheworld
Tue May 07, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: Uzbekistan
Topic: ATM situation in Uzbekistan
Replies: 30
Views: 1840

Re: Which US$ bill are accepted for foreign exchange in Uzbekistan?

For anyone who is going to Samarkand, in the Western building of the Registon there is an ATM where you can get US$ with most cards.

Expect only working ATMs in the big cities, expect nothing outside. Khiva in that sense is not a big city.
by Lovetheworld
Thu May 02, 2019 7:36 am
Forum: Cycling
Topic: Dangerous road drivers in kyrgyzstan and kazakhstan?
Replies: 7
Views: 962

Re: Dangerous road drivers in kyrgyzstan and kazakhstan?

Well, obviously the drivers are less ideal than in Western Europe for example. So what is your expectation? They are also not really used to cyclists. Cities can be a bit hectic and busy. The many long roads outside cities usually have good visibility. However, they might not give you much space at ...
by Lovetheworld
Wed May 01, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: Uzbekistan
Topic: Drones in Central Asia - rules Q&A
Replies: 23
Views: 6382

Re: Drones in Central Asia - rules Q&A

In all those places it should not be a problem at all. However, in Pamir there are parts which is just the borderroad to Afghanistan. So I would not fly around sensitive places like that.

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