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by steven
Mon Jan 22, 2024 12:42 am
Forum: Uzbekistan
Topic: I can’t take out a second mortgage…
Replies: 4
Views: 882

Re: I can’t take out a second mortgage…

We don't work with any rental companies in Uzbekistan anymore cos we couldn't honestly recommend anyone decent...I agree it is a problem to find someone reliable. But you certainly don't need a 4x4 for Uzbekistan, it's mostly flat and the roads are decent. So if it's just you, get the cheapest car y...
by steven
Mon Jan 22, 2024 12:37 am
Forum: Uzbekistan
Topic: Gasoline
Replies: 6
Views: 1010

Re: Gasoline

Seeing how the most common vehicle in rural areas is still a beat-up Lada from Soviet times, it is certainly possible to do it without a 4x4. I've driven all over Central Asia in a 1998 Honda CR-V. Repairs were needed but we got everywhere on the local fuel.
by steven
Mon Jan 22, 2024 12:33 am
Forum: Itineraries & trip reports
Topic: Driving from UK to China summer 2024
Replies: 2
Views: 1090

Re: Driving from UK to China summer 2024

Horizons Unlimited forum is the first place I would ask, lots of knowledge there.
by steven
Mon Jan 08, 2024 6:59 am
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: UK to India via russia & china
Replies: 2
Views: 675

Re: UK to India via russia & china

For question 1. You can take a ferry with the car across the Caspian Sea from Baku to either Turkmenistan or Kazakhstan.
by steven
Tue Jan 02, 2024 8:44 am
Forum: Turkmenistan
Topic: Yorga Travel
Replies: 5
Views: 2456

Re: Yorga Travel

There are always these little agencies popping up. It's usually former guides from Owadan who decide to take some clients with them and start on their own. It usually ends quickly as these people do not have a license.
by steven
Wed Dec 20, 2023 5:16 am
Forum: Kazakhstan
Topic: poperechnoe in December
Replies: 5
Views: 2103

Re: poperechnoe in December

Great to read that!
by steven
Thu Dec 14, 2023 5:07 am
Forum: Kazakhstan
Topic: poperechnoe in December
Replies: 5
Views: 2103

Re: poperechnoe in December

We organise everything in Poperechnoe through Valeriya: https://caravanistan.com/tour_operator/valeriya/

She will need some money from you to organise it, though. If nothing else, at least you can quickly ask if it is a possibility.

Hope this reaches you on time!
by steven
Thu Dec 14, 2023 5:04 am
Forum: Tajikistan
Topic: Pamir Highway on your own
Replies: 15
Views: 4087

Re: Pamir Highway on your own

Hello everyone, thank you so much for your all answers. Please don't feel yourselves offended, but I've the impression that we are straying a bit from my question. The topic of the current situation on the Kyrgyz-Tajik border ( particularly the Kyzylart – Bor Dobocan crossing on the road from Sary ...
by steven
Thu Dec 14, 2023 5:01 am
Forum: Other transport
Topic: Caspian sea ferry updates & questions
Replies: 309
Views: 170188

Re: Caspian sea ferry updates & questions

I cleaned up this thread after people complained it was veering off-topic. Please keep all messages in this thread just about the boat journey.

Thank you!
by steven
Mon Dec 11, 2023 5:29 am
Forum: Kazakhstan
Topic: Crosing to Tashkent from Shymkent
Replies: 2
Views: 1431

Re: Crosing to Tashkent from Shymkent

On the train. But don't take the train. Take the bus instead, as detailed in many articles in this travel guide.