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by Lovetheworld
Thu Feb 28, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Report on Iran Visa extension in Qeshm
Replies: 8
Views: 789

Re: Report on Iran Visa extension in Qeshm

For those how enter Iran by car or motorcycle or bike it is not possible to extend visa in Qeshm Island. That is clearly not true as the previous poster just pointed out. It seems very plausible to me. You also have to get your Carnet looked at before you go to Qeshm. But perhaps there is no relati...
by Lovetheworld
Wed Feb 27, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Iran
Topic: Iran Guidebook?
Replies: 4
Views: 2469

Re: Iran Guidebook?

At the time we were happy with the Lonely Planet. I'm not saying that it is the best guide, but for Iran we were happy with it. It also described remote things, like Qeshm island or some stuff in the desert.
by Lovetheworld
Tue Feb 26, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: China
Topic: Pakistan to Tajikistan (through China)
Replies: 7
Views: 692

Re: Pakistan to Tajikistan (through China)

I read that China wants to help Pakistan and Central Asia trading, and will be makijg a trade route between Pakistan and Tajikistan. It could verywell be this red route. Which means you might get a good road or a lot of construction mess.
by Lovetheworld
Tue Feb 26, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: Cars and motorbikes
Topic: International Driver's License
Replies: 5
Views: 3605

Re: International Driver's License

We had our original Dutch license and the 1949 international one, and we got stopped by the police a couple of times in Kazakhstan. I cant remember what I showed but documents were not a problem in all of Central Asia, Russia and Mongolia
by Lovetheworld
Sat Feb 23, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Road conditions from Tajikistan to Kyrgystan mid/end June
Replies: 3
Views: 621

Re: Road conditions from Tajikistan to Kyrgystan mid/end June

This is an English written forum. You should be fine in June but at the highest peaks above 4000 meter you can never gaurantee it, there is always a very small chance of snow. Roads are not that great but very doable, there is one bridge missing which means you have to go through a bit of water (not...
by Lovetheworld
Fri Feb 22, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: Cars and motorbikes
Topic: Vehicle insurance in Kyrgyzstan
Replies: 10
Views: 3592

Re: car insurance

In iOverlander there is an insurance office in Bishkek. So you can use that if you don't get insurance at the border. But maybe not so useful if your not entering from there.
You can also get insurance in Osh if you come from different direction.
by Lovetheworld
Fri Feb 22, 2019 8:02 am
Forum: Cars and motorbikes
Topic: Diesel quality in Kazakhstan?
Replies: 20
Views: 1416

Re: Diesel quality in Kazakhstan?

Well the annoying thing is that you usually get bad fuel right before going over the highest passes. However, if you only go through Kazakhstan and Russia, you will not have much high mountain passes. Basically it is Tajikistan that has high roads. It would be useful to read fault codes using a blue...
by Lovetheworld
Thu Feb 21, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: Iran
Topic: Iran for vegetarians/vegans
Replies: 5
Views: 964

Re: Iran for vegetarians/vegans

When we were there in 2011, when my girlfriend asked for "no meat" you could still get a sausage or chicken, because that was not meat according to them :)

I am sure it improved, especially in the cities, but just to show what kind of stuff you can experience.
by Lovetheworld
Thu Feb 21, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: Cars and motorbikes
Topic: Diesel quality in Kazakhstan?
Replies: 20
Views: 1416

Re: Diesel quality in Kazakhstan?

Any car has less power at 4000+ m altitude. (okay, an electric car will not have less power)
by Lovetheworld
Wed Feb 20, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: Other transport
Topic: Renting a RV/camper van in Almaty?
Replies: 5
Views: 661

Re: Renting a RV/camper van in Almaty?

I don't know if this is possible. But if you don't succeed you can always try to rent a Japanese van like Toyota Hiace (Super custom) or Granvia, 7 or 8 seater. (and they come with 4wd a lot of times) Depending on which type it is, they have rear seats that can fold into a bed. And you can rearrange...

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