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Old 22 Apr 2004
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maps uk to katmandu

any one recomend maps to use between turkey and katmandu

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You'll find you can buy maps locally as you go along - saves taking loads of maps with you. Or you can use the maps in Lonely Planet - not very detailed, but enough to get by.

EuroMap do a good road map for Turkey ISBN 3-8297-6233-X. They probably cover other countries so might be worth a look if you want to get them in advance.


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As Harvey had said, local maps are good.

With regards to India we have used the Lonely Planet Indian road book which has done us proud and people say is as good as it gets.

We also had a basic GPS (Garmin Etrex). It doesn't have a base map but if you go on calle.com you can get the lat/long coordinates for towns/cities along your route each day and put them into your GPS. This proved invaluable as sometimes the maps weren't detailied enough and people didn't speak English. We had never used a GPS or had a clue what a lat/long coordinate were, but you sson get used to it. All you have to do is follow the direction that the arrow points and see if that looks right on the map.

Have a good trip.

When you get to Kathmandu check out the Dynasty Hotel, the advertied room rate is $65, were paying a fiver a night and its fantastic. The US website says dont come to Nepal but its no problem at all and very nice. Certainly a welcome refuge after spending 6 weeks in India (I'll Never Do It Again).

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We used maps from Geocenter for our London-Sydney trip (www.lsoexped.com). See their contact details below.

If the original people are there, it might help to mention my name.

Great maps, enough detail to be useful, but on a large enough scale so that we didn't drown in paper!

We were in Land Rovers, I suggest you find a safe place to post your maps to along your route (ie pick up India in Pakistan...).


PS Harvey, how the hell are you - sent a few emails a year or so back to chasingthesun...

I'll try again on this email!


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The best map by far is the IGN one which I am using now. Great scale and printed on both sides. Very good to even do some off road and find your way back.

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