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Old 11-05-2008, 06:42 AM   #1
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I rode my bike to Nepal this year .. Turkmenistan, Pamir Highway, China, KKH, etc.

Hi,

Well, the title says it all.

I left end of March from my home in Boskoop, The Netherlands.
I arrived in Kathmandu, Nepal three months later.

The route I took:
*Germany
*Austria
*Slovenia
*Croatia
*Bosnia-H
*Serbia
*Montenegro
*Kosovo
*Macedonia
*Greece
*Turkey
*Iran
*Turkmenistan
*Uzbekistan
*Tajikistan
*Kyrgyzstan
*China
*Pakistan
*India
*Nepal

North Pakistan, Karakoram Highway:
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Old 11-05-2008, 06:46 AM   #2
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Great adventure!
Upload more pics please
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Old 11-05-2008, 06:50 AM   #3
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The Route

17.000 km one-way (the bike & I flew back from Kathmandu)

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Old 11-05-2008, 06:58 AM   #4
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Old 11-05-2008, 07:00 AM   #5
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Old 11-05-2008, 07:02 AM   #6
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East Anatolia, near border Turkey-Iran

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Old 11-05-2008, 07:12 AM   #7
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Old 11-05-2008, 07:17 AM   #8
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Iran

Iranian Kurdistan






Yazd


Aussie Beemer in Yazd


Iranian desert


Mashad




Iranian-Turkmenistan border
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Old 11-05-2008, 07:17 AM   #9
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You're da man!! More! We need more..!! And please don't forget to post details about how it is to travel in Iran nowadays. Sir!
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Old 11-05-2008, 07:18 AM   #10
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Old 11-05-2008, 07:24 AM   #11
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Ashgabat, Turkmenistan









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Old 11-05-2008, 07:30 AM   #12
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Yes, all that glitters is gold in Ashgabat. After about 20 gold Turkmenbashi's I stopped counting ..

As for Iran: I loved it .. very friendly people (including officials).

Actually, of all the 'special' countries I went to (ie everything east of Turkey), Iran was by far the easiest to travel. Great roads with perfect asphalt and easy to spot speed-cams.

I loved my time there and would really like to go back. Such a nice place.
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Old 11-05-2008, 07:38 AM   #13
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Karakum desert, Turkmenistan

Between Ashgabat in the south and the Uzbek border in the north lies 600 km of the hottest desert in Central Asia. After 300 km, just beyond Darvaza, the road tuns into sand.







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Old 11-05-2008, 07:41 AM   #14
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Thanks for the variety.

Ohio,USA is beautiful and I appreciate all the RRs from South America but wow these first pics are amazing.

I love the architecture and of course streetside hookas. Who can't love that.

Looking forward to your story.
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Old 11-05-2008, 07:44 AM   #15
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