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Hi Blessings,
Local law enforcement people in Pakistan make sure tourists dont get in the wrong places, however if you wanna be more carefull you can take a train accross Balochistan. They are not great but work and you can travel in them with your bike,

About the abducted Swiss couple; they were kidnapped in an area where even I wont go neither the local police would let me go. How they reached there is a big question mark sounding dubious.

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Omie,

Sorry I forgot to mention I will be driving the route so a Train is not a option. I will be taking my own car. Also although I can get escort I am unsure if it better with or without as I look asian I also have a NADRA ID card for pakistan as both my parents are pakistani. ( i am born an bred in the uk)

I was thinking If I can blend in as local person then I would have the least amount of problems but thats in theory unsure how it will be in reallity. Also the area where the swiss couple got kidnapped was Lolarai, is that a no go area for locals an police?
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I haven´t shipped to Mumbai. I have shipped (by air) out of Chennai, though,
and that backed up what others had already told me: that shipping + India
is a
bad combination – or at the very least, it is very time-consuming and
laborous
to do it!


I´ve also ridden a bit in Mumbai. Oh boy, what a humongous traffic jam that
place was!! And when you do shipping, you often need to go to some offices
around the city, which is not very easy in a city of +10 million people (and
when your bike is packed, you naturally can´t use it, so you need other transport). Accommodation also seemed very expensive compared to elsewhere in
India. I won´t say it´s un-doable, because it´s not, but I can almost guarantee it´ll give you some sort of headache....
Thanks for this info, It will me much harder for me as I am looking to use a car instead of bike. I was hoping to find someone who has done it already to see how it worked out for them, My main concern is shipping the car over and then custom being corrupt and make me pay large amounts of money for the release of my vehicle!
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Omie,

Sorry I forgot to mention I will be driving the route so a Train is not a option. I will be taking my own car. Also although I can get escort I am unsure if it better with or without as I look asian I also have a NADRA ID card for pakistan as both my parents are pakistani. ( i am born an bred in the uk)

I was thinking If I can blend in as local person then I would have the least amount of problems but thats in theory unsure how it will be in reallity. Also the area where the swiss couple got kidnapped was Lolarai, is that a no go area for locals an police?
Oh, I see. Driving to Pakistan from Europe can be a fantastic experience. I did it twice in the eighties and still cherish its memories. Dont miss it.

I would suggest you to take it easy and drive accross if your name isnt highly suggestive of your sect. Lately the problems seem to be arising out of communal problems and Shias appear to be on the receiving end.

We tried to drive last year to Fort Monroe from Multan and were checked many times. Local officials discouraged us and denied flatly Canadian friend working in Pakistan. Poor guy had to go back. Loralai is a few hundred kms further ahead.

Driving in Balochistan might have risks with law and order or terrorism but greater risk is with the traffic, might be worth taking.
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Omar
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I was hoping to find someone who has done it already to see how it worked out for them
Hi dear blessing 786

As i had many guests which is traveling by car and passed pakistan i can give you the email addresses and contacs of them ,i hope it will be useful for you
just give me private message for addresses

all the best

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Hossein
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Oh, I see. Driving to Pakistan from Europe can be a fantastic experience. I did it twice in the eighties and still cherish its memories. Dont miss it.

I would suggest you to take it easy and drive accross if your name isnt highly suggestive of your sect. Lately the problems seem to be arising out of communal problems and Shias appear to be on the receiving end.

We tried to drive last year to Fort Monroe from Multan and were checked many times. Local officials discouraged us and denied flatly Canadian friend working in Pakistan. Poor guy had to go back. Loralai is a few hundred kms further ahead.

Driving in Balochistan might have risks with law and order or terrorism but greater risk is with the traffic, might be worth taking.
Cheers
Omar
Thanks Omar,

My uncles did this in the 70's which whats inspired me, my name is not suggestive at all and If dress like a locals in each area I pass I should be able to pass by easily. Who knows. Thanks for your advice.
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Hi dear blessing 786

As i had many guests which is traveling by car and passed pakistan i can give you the email addresses and contacs of them ,i hope it will be useful for you
just give me private message for addresses

all the best

Overlanders,Meeting Mr.Hossein

Hossein
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Hi there

you can contact me directly:

Email address : hosseinthebiker@yahoo.com

All the best

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you can contact me directly:

Mobile : +989143474653

Email address : hosseinthebiker@yahoo.com

Facebook : http://www.facebook.com/hossein.sheykhlou

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