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I'm thinking about Europe-India starting from the UK in late August or early September. Route wise I'm thinking about running down through eastern Europe and into Turkey-Iran-Pakistan-India, having said that the route is still on the back of a fag packet!!
After India, no plans, I'm planning on spending about a year on the road in total.
My plan is to go to from Europe to Sri Lanka (or most Southern part of India) around September 2010.
I'm not sure yet whether to do it on bike or van.
Open for suggestions or collaborations.
Hi Bram, thanks for sharing your plans, please keep me updated when you know more whether it is gonna be a bike or a van. My planning was April but I'm flexible in timing, September might be a little late for me.
Recently I read that in April the weather in Turkey (heavy rain) and Iran (freezing up to -15 degrees) is not so comfortable to travel by bike, so I decided to postpone my journey. I might join some other HU bikers around August.
@ Bartosz, thanks for your offer if the timing was different, I might had join your trip. Have nice journey anyway.
@ Seb, cool plan J, where are you at the moment? Still in Australia or already in Europe? Send me a message so we can discuss some ideas.
I'm a Canuck living in north london. I've been thinking about and roughly planning a trip from the UK to India (ideally like to get over to SE Asia or even Oz depending on logistics) departing some time this summer. I'm flexible on dates and route. Really just looking for a bit of an adventure.
* Arnout & Seb (or anyone planning a similar trip), would like to hear more about your plans - sounds similar to what I'm looking to do. Where are you guys?
Just been reading through this post. My wife and I are leaving the UK on 2 XT's at the end April and heading down through Europe to Turkey, Iran before heading through the Stans and then Pakistan.
We're already planning to meet up with others from the hubb to share costs for the crossing across China (via Kashgar) to getus to the top of the KKH. We'd be looking to enter China on the 18th August if that's of interest to any of you?
We're leaving London on the 26 April and heading down through Europe towards Croatia, Bulgaria and on to Istanbul. We then intend to do a tour of Turkey before crossing into Iran and travelling round Iran before heading up to Turkmenistan, Uxbekistan and Krygyzstan.
While planning for this trip it quickly became obvious that it was going to be very hard/ pointless in trying to predict our timing as ultimately, we don't really know HOW long we'll spend in each place (I've always found when travelling that most of my favourite places have been places I've found my chance, not necessarily places i've planned. We want to make sure we're free to explore and take any unplanned opportunities as they arise.
The result of this is that we have no real schedule other than being in Eastern Kyrgyzstan to meet up with hubbers so we can enter China on 18th August.
Some people spend hundreds of hours planning every day of their trip, the problem with that is it only takes one unplanned thing (no matter how small) to comletely throw the itinery into chaos, leaving that person with a choice:- forget the entire itinery or race to catch up and put the itinery back on track (missing lots of things alonf the way). Given how many 'unpredictable' things can happen on an overland trip I don't see the point in tempting fate.
We've always travelled without any real plan, we ride when we want and stop when we've had enough. Granted that was in Europe, but I don't see why we should change.
I know that this doesn't really answer your question but in all honesty we just know/have an itinery. If you have any questions though feel free to ask!
Thanks for your postings!
@ Paul (Posset) and @ Stefano (Fiorinis) > my plans are postponed so I won’t make it in April. Have a great and safe journey!
@ Bobduro great plan, as far as I planned now, my route will be along the south so hooking up is no option for me. Are you gonna blog your travel experiences somewhere? In that case I would like to ‘follow’ you. Have a great safe and journey!
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