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Old October 24th, 2011, 11:19 PM   #61
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From France to Moscow, is ok.
But from Eastern russia to southern Asia is a problem.
The roads are not so good, people don't speak the English, Not safe- some gangs and even the police is corrupted.
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Old October 25th, 2011, 02:12 AM   #62
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But the crossing from Russia to the US State of Alaska was done on the ice, unless vehicles were shipped from Vladivostok to an Alaskan port.
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No, they crossed the sea on the ice, no shipping to any port. The expedition was in winter for this, otherwise would have been too easy
both of you are wrong...
Overland expedition crossed the Bering strait area from Mys Smidta (RUS) to Prudhoe Bay (USA) by a flukey overnight "airlift" (provided by a russian military man), because in that winter there wasn't ice but only water across the strait...no ice crossing and no shpping, but an airlift...
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Old October 25th, 2011, 02:36 PM   #63
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both of you are wrong...
Overland expedition crossed the Bering strait area from Mys Smidta (RUS) to Prudhoe Bay (USA) by a flukey overnight "airlift" (provided by a russian military man), because in that winter there wasn't ice but only water across the strait...no ice crossing and no shpping, but an airlift...
I know, I saw all episodes... to charge the trucks on the plane they had to disassemble them. I meant that this wasn't planned, cause usually the Bering strait freezes and the plan of the expedition was to cross the sea over the ice. I expressed bad myself. However there's also who crossed the Bering strait with a bicycle http://www.totemtabu.it/pagine/Panzera.htm
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Old July 8th, 2012, 03:54 PM   #64
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Yes it is possible. I know some people have done this kind of trip including myself and my wife.
Our route: blue: China-UK; green: UK-China


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Old July 8th, 2012, 04:37 PM   #65
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On the road--Winter Siberia

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Old July 8th, 2012, 05:11 PM   #66
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On the road - Iran
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Old July 8th, 2012, 06:11 PM   #67
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Now that's what I call a roadtrip
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Old July 9th, 2012, 06:36 PM   #68
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Iran has wonderful signalization

(btw Karaj has realyl funny meaning in croatian )
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Old July 14th, 2012, 06:21 PM   #69
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I would love to do something like this. I am embarking on a journey from South Florida to Maine and back again next week....total 3,200 miles.
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Driving a car from Europe to China / SE Asia

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Anyone can give me suggestions or share experiences of yours about road trip to Asia through Europe; my husband and I are planning to do a sponsorship motor trike trip to Burma through Europe-Russia-China, in aid of orphans' education in Burma.

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Old April 18th, 2013, 02:58 PM   #71
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As far as I know you aren't allowed to drive by yourself in China with your nation or international drivers license. You have to get a Chinese drivers license. I don't know about any further details.
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Are you even allowed to drive in Burma/Myanmar?
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Europe to Asia by car, pay a fee or bribe to cross borders ?

Hello,

Happy to find this post in google.

I am also interested but it seems that it is important to plan a lot of cash to be able to pay a fee or bribe to cross some of the borders ?

Can you explain more ?

Thank you so much.
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Old July 31st, 2014, 10:15 AM   #74
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Hello,

Happy to find this post in google.

I am also interested but it seems that it is important to plan a lot of cash to be able to pay a fee or bribe to cross some of the borders ?

Can you explain more ?

Thank you so much.
When I drove in Russia in 1998 traffic police demanded cash for a fine due to dirty car (небрежный вид) as they claimed. I didnt have any cash, so after a while they let me go. I think the traffic police can demand cash of tourists that commit traffic offenses in many EU-countries too.

I think there is a big difference between driving in the EU and outside the EU. When you leave the EU and enter Turkey or Russia you will have to sign a document where you promise to exit those countries with your vehicle.

Let's say your car is damaged beyond repair somewhere in the russian heartland, which possibly may happen (look at the russian crashvideos on youtube) You will be forced to arrange transport to the border and leave your wrecked car at the customs for further transport out of the country. I cant imagine what this would cost and the bureaucracy you will have to deal with.
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Old April 10th, 2015, 11:14 PM   #75
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Hello,

Happy to find this post in google.

I am also interested but it seems that it is important to plan a lot of cash to be able to pay a fee or bribe to cross some of the borders ?

Can you explain more ?

Thank you so much.
In central Asia and Russia we did nearly get fined by policemen for quite a few times. We managed to pay nothing anyway. In most cases there was a reason, mostly speeding (not deliberately). There were only two cases of being asked for bribery, one was in Kazahkstan border where a custom officer asked me for 10 dolars. I refused without hesitation and finally he gave up. The other one was a Iranian custom officer who asked 30 dolars, and again I gave him nothing.

Anyway that was my own experience in 2011-2012. Probably I was kind of lucky.
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