Route counter-clockwise round the Caspian Sea
I am in the midst of planning a trip from Vietnam to Scotland. I have managed to get as far as Turkmenistan with just the help of some crafty googling and good will of forum members/tourism companies.
Around here I hit a snag though, information for going this way round does not seem to be so readily available.
Aside from the paperwork, which I'm sure I can figure out eventually myself, I am wondering about the location of border crossings - I like to know exactly where I'm going before I hassle about visas etc.
So far I want to go from Tehran to Ashgabat, and bomb through Turkmenistan on a transit visa. What I wonder is if it is possible to enter Kazakhstan near the Caspian Sea (there's a road on gmaps, but it doesn't look like there's a lot there!) and then where the best place to enter Russia is.
Any information would be greatly appreciated, as would any general info about the area - this stage of planning is in its infancy!
Thanks in advance...