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Old 26 Jul 2006
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Silk Road Literature

Hello there.

I'm having a look for some literature on driving the Silk Road. I'm looking for both inspirational and guide books. Are there any that you guys can recommend?

I'm also having a good browse of the web, but if theres anything out there that you think I must read then thats cool too

We're doing the journey in defender if that makes any difference.

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Silk Road

Ollie,
China the Silk Routes by Peter Neville-Hadley Pub. Cadogan and its English so should be available somewhere in London.
The Silk Road by Judy Bonavia Pub. Odyssey Hong Kong co so it may be available In GB too.
The Silk Road is a booklet I picked up in Dunhuang in a book store, both English and Chinese. Not sure of these: xing-lv@163.com , or tel. 010-6520117,fax 010-65256624 . This is a travel booklet but one I enjoyed very much.
We did the Silk Road by BMW Motorcycle about 3 years ago.so all of these books have probably been surpassed. Had a wonderful time. Enjoy.
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I found Paul Wilsons Route and Planning guide to the Silk Roads a very good and useful guide in planning my upcoming september trip across Turkey, Iran, Pakistan and India.

http://trailblazer-guides.com/books/main.html/main/43

Its published by the same company that do Chris Scott's Adventure Motorcycling Handbook

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a must read is the foreign devils on the silk road from peter hopkins. you will like it.
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Thanks for all the info

Thanks guys for all the info ... I'm off to Amazon and Ebay ...

And I've jsut won a bid today for the Devils .... book. Can't wait

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iran in september

hello im planing to go that way leaving Germany around september 06. Anyone else leaving that time
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Hi Radioactiveangel!

we're not leaving until 2009, so don't hang around waiting for us

BUt it would be great if you get any good info, you leave it on this thread if you get a chance .

thanks in advance

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