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Old 17 Jun 2008
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Overland to New Zealand via India

Hello HUBBers

I am newly subscribed to the HUBB and considering heading for New Zealand in the not too distant future on my trusty Suzuki DR650 SE. Planning to leave either the end of this year or early next year 2009. My plans are pretty flexible at the moment, but main aim is to get to Northern India and stop there a while as i am interested in Buddhism and i also want to explore the Himalayas on bike and/or foot. Maybe up to one year there. I am not too enthusiastic about crossing Turkey, Iran and Pakistan alone; so if anyone is considering travelling at the same time perhaps we could discuss this. Regards, Jenny.
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Hi there Jenny,

we are planning on heading to Oz in our 4x4, leaving the UK in April 2009, taking a year or two to get there, including some considerable time in India.

We aren't taking in Turkey, but instread going via Russia and the Stans, then Iran and Pakistan, then India.

Feel free to contact us at some point if you wanted to meet up for some of the way. We might also meet up with a friend of ours who is doing a similar route on a bike. But he needs to pass his test first, which is today!

Check out our website for more details, although we need to update it as we are no longer going via China, rather India.



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hi jenny,im also planning the same trip back home as im from NZ on my africa twin!.was going to try and leave early next year and head through libya,egypt up to syria and through to india thailand and oz.not sure which way to head from turkey either iran,pakistan or up through kazakhstan,kyrgyzstan,china?am also keen to check out bhutan along the way.feel free to drop me a line if you have any other ideas...
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Promised to catch up with a few mates who left for OZ a couple of months ago. Seems like the perfect excuse to take a bit of a bike trip. Plan is to head off before the end of the year after buying a suitable bike. Not so sure my R6 is up to the task. Route wise have'nt anything definte, hence my reason for joining this forum.
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Thanks for the replies

Hi and thanks for replying. Glad to hear there are a few folk heading about the same way at about the same time. I need to read up how this BB works to figure out how to contact you all personally. Cheers, Jenny.
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I am setting off this week for New Zealand,via Europe,Turkey,Iran,Pakistan,India,then onto SE Asia,Oz and finally New Zealand.I will going through France,Corsica,Sardinia,Sicily,Italy and up to the Adriatic,Greece,Bulgaria and then Turkey.If anyone fancies meeting up and riding for a few days,let me know and we could meet up.See you out there.Andy Home
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Hi Andy I am in Estonia at the moment heading back to Australia and should be in the Balkans in August sometime. Maybe we'll catch up somewhere on the road.

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I should be looking to cross from Turkey into Iran around the end of August,visas permitting.If you are around there then,lets meet up.Andy
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