2 way communications, road trip, etc
Wondering about ideas for 2 way communication between SUVs on an upcoming road trip. I'm expanding my business in Kyrgyzstan so we'll be buying two or three Jeep Grand Cherokee CRDs in Italy or Germany and driving them back. Is there any chance of some kind of handheld radio with a mile or so (2km) range that won't get us in trouble throughout the trip (particularly Ukraine, Russia, and Kazakhstan)? It would be nice if it was practical for continued use in Kyrgzystan as well. Open to out of the box solutions as well. Just something that doesn't involve buying a sim card for everyone in the group in each country.
Second question is regarding places. This isn't a tourist trip, but is there anything I absolutely must stop and see on the way through?
9000 miles 'round the US riding two up on a ratted out 1985 Shadow 500 and now exploring Central Asia on a 1994 Honda Dominator...ride what you own where you are!