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by AreWeThereYet?
Fri Apr 17, 2020 5:56 am
Forum: Cars and motorbikes
Topic: Sprinter vs Ducato vs Pickup Camper - Crossing Asia
Replies: 21
Views: 3231

Re: Sprinter vs Ducato vs Pickup Camper - Crossing Asia

The Ducato is in use by several Russian police forces, at least in its earlier versions, so there might be some knowledge of it, from a mechanical point of view, at least in Russia. Mercedes is everyone's wet dream over in Central Asia and I've seen Sprinter vans being used as marshrutkas in Kyrgyzs...
by AreWeThereYet?
Mon Mar 23, 2020 7:10 am
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Coronavirus: when can we start traveling again?
Replies: 29
Views: 6700

Re: Coronavirus: when can we start traveling again?

My hope is that something picks up in the summer. There's a massive need for it from an economic point of view. I'm following things closely over in Italy, where the lockdown is perhaps at its hardest outside of China/Asia, and even there some productive activities haven't been stopped - the economy...
by AreWeThereYet?
Tue Mar 03, 2020 6:15 am
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Coronavirus border closures & re-openings
Replies: 251
Views: 47852

Re: Corona virus border closures

List of countries who citizens are nit being permitted entry to Tajikistan: China, Japan, Korea, Vietnam, Singapore, Australia, Malaysia, Cambodia, the Philippines, Thailand, Nepal, Sri Lanka, India, Finland, Italy, Britain, Spain, Sweden, Belgium, Israel, Austria, Croatia, Switzerland, USA, Canada...
by AreWeThereYet?
Sat Jan 18, 2020 10:46 pm
Forum: Tajikistan
Topic: Flying into Dushanbe from USA
Replies: 3
Views: 979

Re: Flying into Dushanbe

You can check flights, prices and schedules on websites such as Kayak, Skyscanner or Google flights. Since you'll be flying out of the US, the easiest choice would be Turkish Airlines. They fly from multiple US airports (definitely JFK, possibly O'Hare, Dulles and Miami) and they should have at leas...
by AreWeThereYet?
Sat Jan 04, 2020 10:26 pm
Forum: Itineraries & trip reports
Topic: Trip planning for end September 2020
Replies: 5
Views: 1018

Re: Trip planning for end September 2020

Feels a bit open-ended, Jill, so it's hard to provide feedback. Don't really know how long a US citizen can stay in Central Asia, is it one month? or more? Also, do you want to travel fully overland or are you open to flights to hop from one part of the region to another? If you're interested in arc...
by AreWeThereYet?
Sat Nov 30, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: Kyrgyzstan
Topic: Drone rules Kyrgyzstan
Replies: 5
Views: 1135

Re: New drone rules Kyrgyzstan

Bags are sometimes passed through X-ray at arrival, especially if they're large. Personally I never got checked but I travel with a small rucksack. Also bear in mind that a lot of the Highway is either near borders or in very close proximity to military installations, especially in Tajikistan. I got...
by AreWeThereYet?
Wed Nov 27, 2019 6:54 am
Forum: China
Topic: Kashgar Q&A
Replies: 4
Views: 1058

Re: Kashgar Q&A

You can definitely go there, I did this summer and others did too. And Kashgar's Old Town, whilst perhaps not as spectacular as Khiva or Bukhara, is still worth seeing. However, it's undeniably a police state and a place where something terrible is happening. I've heard the words "cultural genocide"...
by AreWeThereYet?
Mon Oct 21, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: Kyrgyzstan
Topic: Airplane boneyard near Osh airport
Replies: 9
Views: 4677

Re: Airplane boneyard near Osh airport

...in case anyone is interested, the boneyard is visible up close and personal: https://awtytravels.files.wordpress.com/2019/07/asia4.jpg https://awtytravels.com/2019/08/01/a-huck-finn-state-of-mind/ And it's quite a sight! Simply walk down the avenue from the airport, turn right at the first occasi...