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Ask anything to someone who drove from western Europe to Afghanistan

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Ask anything to someone who drove from western Europe to Afghanistan and back.
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>>51112704
Very cool.
Your Defender?

If so, has it been reliable? I'm choosing between a Landcruiser and a Defender for driving around Australia, still can't make my mind up. Would you recommend a Defender?
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How was Syria, my terrorist friend?
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>>51112704
How's that bombing going?
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>>51113235

Yes, bought for the trip.

Reliable, with the typical problems you'd expect on an old landie, but nothing that wasn't repairable.

It all depends on what you're looking for, both have their advantages.

Land Cruiser: Comfort, reliability, but should any problems arise, call your insurance and get towed to a garage.

Old Defender: No comfort whatsoever, less reliable, but should any problem arise, you can fix it with duct tape, a screwdriver, and your chewing gum. No kidding.

I wanted the Landie because of the remoteness of the places I was going. I needed a car that I could fix with any spare parts lying around.
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>>51112704
How much did the entire trip cost?
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>>51112704
>anything
dump pics, just that
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How many corrupt policemen did you bribe? How many times did you think you will die?
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>>51113371

Didn't go to Syria, for obvious reasons.

>>51113411

Passed through before your shit-tier country got involved, thankfully. Here's a picture of your Putin base in Tajikistan however.
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Why Afghanistan? Weren't you scared shitless?
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>>51113513
post more lad what was the purpose of your trip
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>>51113434

Roughly 2500 euro each, 3 people.

>>51113462

Fair enough..

>>51113484

How many corrupt policemen asked for bribes? Too many to count to be honest.

How many did we actually bribe? 2 in the entire trip. We weren't pressed for time, so we would stand there and hold firm. They usually got bored, or scared that we weren't stupid. Generally in those countries it's a question of appearance. If you shout louder or appear more impressive, you win the game.

How many times did I think I'd die? Meh.. Hard to recall I'd say 3-4, with probably a dozen other very close calls.
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Did you ever feel unsafe?

What was the scariest part about the trip?


Did you see traces of ISIS?
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>>51113669
>How many times did I think I'd die? Meh.. Hard to recall I'd say 3-4, with probably a dozen other very close calls.
explain
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>>51113766
and also do you lot look like kebabs or whites
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how much did ak cost
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THAT MUST HAVE BEEN SUCH AN EPIC LIFECHANGING EXPERIENCE!!!
AFTER I BACKPACK THROUGH CAMBODIA, LAOS, VIETNAM AND THAILAND I WILL GO ON A TRIP LIKE THIS.

THE SPIRIT OF TRAVEL
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>>51113513
You must be a terror for real. So upset.
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Signalé à la DCRI.
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Why did you end your trip in Afghanistan?
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>>51113876
spiritual experience, get it right
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How many different ethnic groups could you distinguish when you drove through the middle east?
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>>51113876
A trip to find your caps lock key again might be worth it as well
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Did you like the locals? Basically, are all Muslims really that bad? I know a couple alright ones.
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Are Afghans white?
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>>51113766

Yes, of course. Happened quite a few times, not necessarily due to other people. For example, lost our breaks due to overheating while driving down a tiny dirt mountain road in Kyrgyzstan, had to drive the entire way using engine break in first gear... We could have run off the road and plummeted down the cliff at any time.

Scariest.. Not sure there is one scariest moment. Had a few very scary parts.

Yes, near and around Mosul, in Iraq.

>>51113817

Eeeh..

First: Illegally crossing the Iraq - Iran border at 3 in the morning, by mistake, and finding ourselves with 15 AK-47's aimed at our windshield held by Iranian revolutionary guards, detained, interrogated...

Second: Driving near Mosul, held by ISIS, in Iraq, to meet with Kurds west of Mosul. Anus clenching moment.

Third: Being shot at in northern Afghanistan. Potshots, but we sped the fuck away from there.

A few more...

>>51113839

I look like a kebab, but am white. One friend is ginger and pasty white. The other blonde and pasty white.

>>51113844

Didn't buy it, just shot it.

>>51113876

Funny you should mention that. Back a couple years, I did Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos alone by motorcycle.. Fun times and amazing region.
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>>51112704

sounds sketchy as hell, what was the most dangerous situation you were in?
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did you do epic drugs???

can't have a roadtrip without some authentic kath and kush )))
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>tfw I will always have a boring life and never do anything as interesting as this
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>>51114148
je crois que je te connais, mon ami
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>>51114097

yes.
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>>51113931

Merci poto. T’inquiètes pas qu'ils sont déjà au courant et que je leur ai déjà parle.

>>51114001

Didn't. Moved up and did all of central Asia after that, and then Russia.

>>51114023

Distinguish? On sight it's kind of hard. Pashtuns are visible, Kurds because of their clothes, but apart from that...

>>51114070

The people were incredible. Welcoming, warm, open, honest. Your religion does not make you good or bad, your actions do.

>>51114097

No..
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>>51114148
>Being shot at in northern Afghanistan
by who?
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>>51114388
>Distinguish? On sight it's kind of hard. Pashtuns are visible, Kurds because of their clothes, but apart from that...
what about nuristanis and uzbeks in afghanistan
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>>51114396
Probably you guys
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>>51114388

I'm Afghan? How did you like the cunt? Were the people hospitable? Was the drive scenic?

I hope so, it's one of the only good things we're known for 2bh.
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>>51114458
true, nothing more american than scaring off some frenchies
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>>51114388
T'as croisé des soldats français en Afghanistan ?
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>>51114247

See previous posts.

>>51114276

Only drug was pot, but I did smoke hash with Afghan policemen while we were hiding in a bunker waiting for a Taliban attack on an outpost a couple kilometers away to stop so we could drive on through.

>>51114361

Ah bon? ;)

>>51114396

No idea. Didn't stick around to figure it out.
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>>51114593
>No idea. Didn't stick around to figure it out.
which parts of afghanistan did you drive through? how was the weather
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>>51114593
>Only drug was pot, but I did smoke hash with Afghan policemen while we were hiding in a bunker waiting for a Taliban attack on an outpost a couple kilometers away to stop so we could drive on through.
sounds so epic mate )))
will give you a lot to talk about at the hostel common area after you finish playing wonderwall on the shared acoustic
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Do you consider doing this in America (not only USA) ?
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>>51114674
Why are you making fun of him for doing something interesting with his life?
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>>51114736

germans are autistic shitcunts 2bh
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>>51114546
ahahahah what world you live in?
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>>51114736
no it's truly epic ))
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>>51114736

Because he's jealous
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>>51114452

Didn't meet many Uzbeks in Afghanistan. Did meet Tajiks though.

>>51114470

Didn't try the cunt there. People were very hospitable, but it's a hard country to verify that. You are always on your guard. People ask a lot of questions, sometimes it's innocent, because part of their culture, but you have to watch out for that guy who wants the info to know about where you're staying, going and such.. Sometimes we had to decline hospitality because it just didn't feel right.

The drive was amazing. Afghanistan is one of the most beautiful countries in the world.

>>51114567

Non. Il y avait un camp pres d'Herat, avec des Italiens, mais les Francais ne sont plus en Afgha depuis un moment. C'est a Kaboul maintenant que ca se passe.
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>>51114778
>german
if he posts "))" then he's a cryptorusski
what's more, i think he's the resident putinshill on this board
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>>51114736
he's jealous
so am I
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>going abroad

top cück
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>>51114837

>didn't try the cunt there

I meant cunt as in "country", lel. Anyways, happy you had a good albeit tense experience. At least those scary moments are the ones you'll remember for the rest of your life (from personal experience, at least).

How was Iran btw?
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>>51114833
yeah i'm super jealous of the epic experience ))
just three friends and a car
before us only the vast continent and so many experiences )))
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>>51114148

Why the fuck would you drive anywhere near ISIS territory?

I mean, I'm all for off-the-beaten-path stuff, but that's flat out retarded mate. You could have actually have been beheaded, and it's probably very miraculous you weren't.
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>>51114670

See map. Rough, but you get the gist.

Weather was... hot. and dry. very dry.

>>51114726

Would love to, but would need the money to ship my car to the Americas...
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>>51114952
otherwise it wouldn't be an epic journey ))
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dump more pics
fuck /trv/, i want picdumps in this board
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>>51114950

Just because you can fit something into a cliched narrative via text doesn't make it boring or lame to do. Someone has always done something before you will, and just because spending your life on an imageboard is unconventional doesn't make it attractive.

You're probably a very sad person
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>>51114674
>waah someone is actually living their life to the fullest

Germans are such autistic cunts

>>51114388
I spent a couple months Central America a few years ago, not in touristy places but in mediocre conditions. Best friends father was dying.

I feel people in developing countries just appreciate life so much more. They view it asa gift and don't act entitled to anything, the sense of community is astounding. I want to die there.
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>>51114963
Do you have a blog where you made a full report of your trip with pictures?
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>>51115037
>German
it's the russiashill. disregard him
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>>51112704
What are some of the absolutely vital things to look out for when on such a dangerous trip.

Like how to spot an imminent ambush, or a possible IED, or border checks, etc.
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>>51115037
i'm just super jealous of this epic experience )))
I wish i could live my life to the fullest as well and experience this amazing sense of community )))
every 12 year old has more life experience there than we can ever develop in our first world lifes )))
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>>51112704
What's the strangest thing you've seen there

Did your car receive a lot of attention because of the euro numberplate

Did you visit Kazakhstan
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>>51114921

Iran, vast and diverse. Mostly amazing, but I have to admit the bare southeastern desert kind of got to me. Nothing there but dust, sand and wind...

But overall iran is amazing. Great food, great people, cheap gas... You name it.

>>51114952

Yes it was. But we had an opportunity to go talk to people and we took it. No regrets.
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>>51114963
Too bad you didn't take a trip to Bamiyan or Mazari Sharif
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>>51115197

Okay, but I'm gonna say this "talk to the people" "no regrets" adventurous attitude that draws people to areas of conflict is usually what gets Westerners killed. As long as you recognize you're retarded I guess.
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>>51114952
This. The whole trip experience seems super cool and I respect the guy a lot for taking it, but driving near ISIS controlled areas (who are known to be worse with tourists driving around than the Taliban are) is just flat out bad.
My brother went on a trip through northern Iraq, 70 km of Mosul, and his friend informed him that there was an moderately sized ISIS post about 3 km from where they were driving. They're spread out thinly in such areas but they can EASILY spot you, and will definitely stop your car if they do.
My brother's convoy got the hell out of Iraq and fucked off to Northern Iran within the same day though.
They didn't really get apprehended by Iranian guards or anything, Northern Iran is pretty remote
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>>51115342
you're a fucking pussy m8
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>>51115357
I heard the Taliban just interrogates you and lets you go pretty much
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>>51115357
just stay in your retarded country and shut the fuck up
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>>51115490
I'm happy to say that I don't have the personal knowledge to affirm this statement, nor do I want to ever have such personal knowledge, but yeah. I'm pretty sure ISIS doesn't let that kind of stuff fly
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>>51115438

No, I value my life.

Literally the death of every Westerner by ISIS has been someone "seeking adventure" or reporters looking for big breaks in dangerous areas.

I'm not gonna stick my head in a Lion's mouth, thank you. There's better ways to get interesting stories.

It's not like you're involved in the action, you're just a witness. It's not your story. And you very reasonably could have been killed because ISIS is full of literal mongoloid idiots who kill for fun and ideology, and have historically.

You're an idiot.
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>>51115357
>>51115490
i find odd they don't ask for ransom or bribe
do they even need money for "the cause"?
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>>51115568

ISIS is strapped for cash.

I'm really honestly doubting this guy's claims. No way he was just stopped by ISIS and let go.
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>>51115063

Not yet. But we will.. Kind of a work in progress to sort through everything.

>>51115098

Heh.. Well since we're not military, hard to spot an ambush, and even if you can spot one, it's too late. We're driving an unarmored civilian 4x4. However, the best advice is keep your ears open, and fucking listen to the locals. They know what's up.

>>51115190

Our car received a lot of attention, but we hid Europlates. We had duct tape over the "EU" and "FR" signs of the car. They just never see Defenders out there.

The strangest... wow.. I'd have to think on that. I'll get back to you. I'm not sure there is a single strangest thing!

>>51115258

We tried.. But roads were blocked, and much, much too dangerous. Wanted to go to Mazari Sharif, but afghan military escorted us back..

>>51115342

Wouldn't say I'm retarded, but would say I took an unnecessary risk. However, it was carefully examined, and we took an informed decision. You are free to hold on to your view, of course..
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>>51115559
Yeah you have so much to do in your life like slaving away your days at work and spending your two weeks holidays a year in florida while slowly dying from diabetus
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>>51115559
he is an epic adventurer and lives the true spirit of travel )))
just three friends and an old truck )))

that is how you make real memories my friend )))
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>>51115629
>We had duct tape over the "EU" and "FR" signs of the car
hmm, but why
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>>51115530
why the butthurt
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>>51115631

I travel frequently, fagboy. And I have at least 60 years left in life. I'm not going to throw away all that potential experience for an incredibly moronic experience in the present.

As I said, it's not my struggle or my story. I'm not throwing my life away over ridiculously stupid shit. There will be a conflict in the middle east twenty years from now.

And guess what? I'm gonna avoid that too.
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>>51112704
I once drive From Helsinki to Warsaw it was life changing experience
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>>51115559
>calling people idiot for doing what they want with their life
>land of the free
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>>51112704
Whats the next step of your master plan?
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>>51115794
Guess what. No one gives a shit about your life. Politeness demands you to do the same for others
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>>51115839
the mongolian steppe )))
on horseback of course just like the locals )))
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>>51115804
looks like literally the worst drive in Europe lmao
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>>51115877

You seemed awful concerned about my two weeks, politeman. Bad argument, bad posts, suck a dick.
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>>51115794
>I have at least 60 years left in life
are you 15 years old?
average life expectance is 75
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>>51115946

Nigga I'm healthy and everyone in my family lives well past 80 (3 grandparents are pushing 90), not that it matters.
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I wanted to drive through the Balkans but I was afraid, this dude literally drove through Iraq-Iran-Afghanistan. And they call the French cowards.
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>>51115741

Draws too much attention. Yellow on blue stars of the EU draws more attention than just random black on white numbering of a licence plate.

>>51115839

Good question. Thinking about Africa next, but no plans set in stone.
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>>51115884

I was against you initially but now I'm definitely getting you.
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>>51116025
driving down the nile could be really cool
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>>51116025
What do you do for a living?
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>>51116025

Make sure to do a buzz by of boko haram camps and really experience life to its shortest. The locals are incredible.
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>>51115946
Firstly the US average is higher
and secondly, that's just the average. He can easily pull of 80 even if he's not healthy
My grandfather pulled about 85 and he was like the unhealthiest man I've ever known
Plus medical advancements throughout his life will even further lengthen his life
Sorry you live in a shitty third world country and don't get to reap the benefits of modern medicine.
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>>51116109
just work my ass of for a year so i can afford next year travel )))
life is about living not working )))
i can settle when i am old now it is time to explore ))))
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>>51116025
Just don't try to cross the darien gap plz http://www.thelocal.se/20150605/swedish-student-was-killed-by-colombian-rebels
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>>51116016
>Balkans
gypsies are more dangerous than taliban
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>>51116084

Eeeh cool yeah, but logistics make it hard. Egypt (like Iran) requires a Carnet de Passage to import a vehicle temporarily. Basically you leave a LARGE sum of money in escrow in your home country, and get it back only when you bring your car back. Egypt requires 300% of your vehicle's value...

That and the fact that down the Nile is South Sudan...

And Libya being closed off...

>>51116109

Student!
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>>51116172
so you live a very interesting life then?
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>>51116179
>darien gap
but there are no roads going through it
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>>51116269

It's not the gypsies I'm afraid of 2bh. More the Serbian and Albanian organ thiefs.
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>>51116275
>student!
So what you're saying is that either French taxes or the government are paying for your trips?
Jesus fuck. I lost a fair amount of respect for you just now desu
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>>51116368
>organ thiefs.
i thought this was a meme
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>>51116275

Hey don't worry about logistics, you only live once man. It's only ever going to be potshots.
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>>51116385

Or parents. Agreed desu.

He just seems an idealistic child now. I thought perhaps he was a person with some sense and clout.
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>>51116428

You and the German guy are ridiculously butthurt for no reason. Fuck off, will ye?
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>>51116385

Don't see how you get that. I work while I study, and save up. I give no shit about fashion, don't spend my money on clothes or overpriced drinks in shit clubs. I get no money from the government to study, I pay my own way.
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>>51116385
nigga, his mommy and daddy obviously paid for it
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>>51116385
i study australian aboriginal tribal culture )))
my parents pay for it )))
i would like to travel australia because it is related to my major but it's too commercialized and wouldn't be such an expirience )))
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>>51116560
I know you're baiting, but you are truly autistic
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>>51116405
Why would you think that? I bet you think snuff films do not exist either
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>>51116275
>Libya being closed off
Libya has nothing to do with the Nile

>Nile is South Sudan
Only if you go White Nile (The longer of the two, leading down through the Sudan's into Uganda) instead of Blue Nile (The shorter of the two, leading into Ethiopia)

Also, the war in Afghanistan actually has far more deaths per year than all the deaths in the wars in the Sudans combined. So I don't see why you're more worried about South Sudan than you were about Afghanistan.
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>>51112704
>Ask anything to someone who drove his words from his ass to his mouth and back.
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That is no Transporter of Gods
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>>51116499
>>51116525
>Parents
I meant either French taxes or Parents, sorry

>>51116512
Well he asked what you do for a living, not whether or not you're a student
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>>51116343
yeah but that swede still tried it and got mistaken for a spy or some shit
his blog
https://centramerica.wordpress.com/
more
http://colombiareports.com/farc-admits-to-having-killed-swedish-tourist-missing-in-northwest-colombia-since-2013/
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>>51115629
>look at this fucking baka gajin
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>>51116275
How difficult was it arranging the travel permits for this trip? I know you talked about bribing guards, but surely there would be a lot of paperwork involved as well.
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>>51116711

>Libya has nothing to do with the Nile

You do have to GET to the Nile somehow, no?


Different conflicts. In Afghanistan it's more regionalized, you can get more information, and make decisions. In South Sudan hell can break loose at any moment.
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>>51116593
tell me about them
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>>51116560
Why are you such a bitter fuck?
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>>51117053
i am not bitter just an admirer of epic travelers ))
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>>51116969
I hate those mountain roads in Afghaniland, so so much.
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>>51117081
Germany has always been bad at shitposting
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>Rich white boy the thread
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>>51117146
why are you still responding mate )))
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>>51117053
I guess he sees in him just a big roadtrip clichee
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>>51115804
the meme road trip
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What's the best thing you saw
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>>51117225
there is just too many to name ))
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>>51116823
Not OP, but I'd rather see a student enjoying a trip paid by tax money than fatass shareholders earning millions on the back of workers, using those to go fuck underage Thais.

The former is a future tax payer that will provide for future students, the latter is just a leech.
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>>51117255
>The former is a future tax payer
or another dumb frog with a bullet in the head
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>tfw want to do this kinda stuff in america, going from the tip of Argentina all the way up to Canada but will probably get shit on in central america and won't be able to enter the USA

Also I'm a poorfag. rip
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>>51117255

Childish opinion. What is basic finance?
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>>51117225

All the people who live such simple lives and we cant even live without Starbucks and the latest Ipad. Really puts things into perspective :)
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>>51114097
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pwHtK1KKyP4
yeah they basically are
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did you pass through Turkmenistan on the way?
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>tfw i have sucessfully killed the thread

go be a faggot somewhere else frogfuck ))
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>>51117236
I fucking love you
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>>51117971
fuck off back to russia you annoying shitposter
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>>51117971

appreciate the hardwork senpai
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>>51113432
>I wanted the Landie because of the remoteness of the places I was going. I needed a car that I could fix with any spare parts lying around.
Well, depending a bit where you are, some of those spare parts lying around tend to be land cruiser parts.
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>>51118108

Land cruiser parts can be found anywhere but:

- Cost a metric fuckton more

- Need a garage to do it for you (more expenses)
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>>51117255
The latter is what grows the economy and allows unique services and companies to grow.
Shareholders and capital investors are more important to an economy that college students.
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I saw your thread on /b/ earlier and I was totally fascinated. What do you wish you had done differently or where else would you have liked to go to?
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>>51118314
>there are people who go to /b/ that come to other boards
disgusting
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>>51117255
Where do you think the money to build te student's university came from?
How do you think his student loans, apartment building, and other expenses are financed?
Sorry to burst your burble, but rich shareholders are usually more productive than the average person.
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>>51117156
much better than being a broke shitskin 2bh
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>>51118357
>not just going for the porn webm threads
wew lad
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>>51118437
you can just go to /s/ or /gif/ for those
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This is some madventures level shit right here.
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>>51118477
Also a reminder that everyone on 4chan comes here for /b/ initially and branches out to other boards within 9 to 18 months. Personally, I've been here since '09 and my home board has varied among /b/, /g/, /int/, /pol/, /k/, and /diy/
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>>51117328
You don't need any money all you need is a good heart and a open mind, people in those areas of the world are very warm and friendly and open and don't care about facebook or getting the latest iPhone :))
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>>51115629
Are you ever going to return to any of the countries you visited or were they 1 time things?
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>Amerispergs and krautism guy comes to ruin the thread
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Would i be right to assume you are a North African?
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>>51117506

Yes we did.

>>51118893

I sincerely hope so. An overland trip with limited time is an overview. A glimpse. I'd love to go back and explore each of those countries in depth.

>>51119929

You would be completely wrong.
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>>51114296
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>>51120144
Which country was your favourite?
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>>51120144
T'avais quoi comme expérience avant de faire ça ?
Apparemment tu t'y connais en mécanique ?
Les gens avec qui t'es partis étaient du même age ? Etudiants aussi ?
Comment t'as préparé ça ?
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This is really inspiring. How old are you? Is this a trip you would recommend to other people? I would love to do something like this but it's hard to convince any friends to go. Also my parents would never allow me to. Well they don't control me but it wouldn't be nice to my mother. What did your parents say?
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>>51120214

Can't really call out any country as a general favorite, each country has its specificities.. Overall the one I remember the most is probably Tajikistan, due to the majestic beauty of the mountains, and natural roughness of that part of the trip.

>>51120255

Beaucoup de voyages, mais aucune experience de trip en voiture comme ca.

On s'y connaissais un peu, mais vraiment la base necessaire. Le reste on l'a appris sur le tas.

Ouais on avait tous le meme age, et on est tous etudiants.

Heh.. On l'a prepare en 6 semaines. On as eu l'idee, sans voiture, sans visas, rien, on as tout fait en un mois et demi. Beaucoup de lecture, la chance de trouver une voiture, un garage sympa pas loin pour la preparation, des aller retours a Paris pour les visas...

>>51120556

25 now, 24 when I started the trip.

Parts of it I would definitely recommend, others not. It all depends on your experience and wishes. I like rough trips, and don't mind very minimal comfort, for example.

Well, of course my parent's weren't too crazy about the idea, but it's my money and my time. And they're kind of used to me doing stupid shit like that.
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>>51115559
it's an interesting story, go back to playing fallout you dweeb
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I can't imagine a lot of people having done this. Keep uploading YouTube clips please. You could make a documentary out of this.
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>>51121607
where are the youtube clips?
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>>51121691
I found them in his /trv/ thread.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChrLXfx8-977aS4NcSFZEBw

>>>/trv/1053050
Hopefully it will stay alive for a long time. /trv/ threads can last for quite some time.
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>>51118197
Not sure why that should be so much harder in an old Land Cruiser, than in an old Land Rover.
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>>51114296
>tfw this seems true at first thought but then you think about having to put up with hundreds of hours of driving, dirt and sweat and sand and rain and not taking a shower for days, constant fear of getting kebab'd, doing car repairs in the middle of fucking nowhere, shitty weird tasting food everyday, nothing to do besides looking at mountain #95834, headache, swollen feet, not being able to trust anyone, no entertainment, and being with your two same friends 24/7 for weeks with no time alone, probably thinking for the majority of the trip "why the fuck did I do this, why'd I go try to go on some special snowflake pretentious fucklong roattrip to nowhere, couldn't I just have settled for a normal vacation relaxing in a nice hotel and being a pleb tourist instead, doing something actually enjoyable"
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>>51112704
why stop there?
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How did you speak with locals?
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>>51121874

Stalked.

>>51122086

Two main reasons:

- Old Cruisers are generally very well used, and have a high km rate. Only one I found before my trip in a similar price range had over 650.000 km on it... Not the kind of untested car you want for a trip like that.

- Old Defenders are unbelievably easy to fix. You open the hood, knock a couple things around, check if anything is leaking, and voila, it's fixed. They have a much simpler system.

>>51122553

To each their own... For me, what you described is more enjoyable than doing shit all lying on a random beach in the middle of a horde of loud tourists. It's a good thing we have different tastes, makes life interesting.

Pic of a view from a mountaintop in Iran, on the border with Iraq.
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Have you seen any jets flying? or bombings in general?

have you seen Turks and Kurds fighting?
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>>51122911
I think you would enjoy a trip through the Americas. A little less dangerous, mostly, but still a ton of great stuff throughout both continents.
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>>51122911
Other swede here. I agree wholeheartedly.

You don't regret not going to the Caucasus region? What European countries did you go to? Do you have some sort of Google Maps itinerary or similar? Do you know how long the trip took in days?
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>>51116016

I drove through every Balkan country last year. It's highly recommended. The most dangerous thing is traffic.
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>>51112704

Can you post the exact route?

What was the toughest border crossing?
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>>51123719

Shit-tier map. Quick and to the point.

Hardest in term of it being complicated... Iran to Afghanistan.

Hardest in term of time consumption - Afghanistan to Turkmenistan
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did you fuck any smelly durka burkas ?
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>>51123958
Nice picture, I would like to travel in Iran, is there some place that need to be seen ?
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>>51123958
ça représente quoi les traits continus / pointillés ?
>>51123862
C'était quoi les conditions de tes autres voyages ? sac à dos train & auto-stop ?
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>>51122764

Didn't. Went on to central Asia, and Russia.

>>51122791

As best we could. A lot of pointing, some pidgin words we picked up, pointing to mouth when we were hungry, things like that.

>>51122951

No.. To be honest, real life isn't like that unless you actually live there. Odds are, by passing through, you won't see anything.

As far a Turks and Kurds fighting, we were immensely lucky. We past from Turkey to Iraq 2 days before the suicide bombing on the border that caused the escalation in tensions between Kurds and Turks. It happened exactly where we were. We got the hell out of there before any serious fighting began.

>>51123224

I most definitely would. Have been to the US and Canada many, many times, but never central and southern. Would love to.

>>51123431

No, luckily I've been to the Caucasus on previous trips. Went to Armenia, Georgia and Azerbaijan.

In general, I have been to all european countries, but on this specific trip:

France, Italy, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia, Montenegro, Kosovo, Macedonia, Greece, Bulgaria, then on to Turkey.

On the way back, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Czech Republic, Germany, Switzerland, and France.
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>>51119229
I kinda enjoy their shitposts. It adds that additional 4chan flavor to what would otherwise just be a reddit-tier AMA where anything negative get downboated to maintain their perfect safespace. Everything's better served with salt.
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>>51122911
>To each their own... For me, what you described is more enjoyable than doing shit all lying on a random beach in the middle of a horde of loud tourists. It's a good thing we have different tastes, makes life interesting.
>
>Pic of a view from a mountaintop in Iran, on the border with Iraq.
It's not black or white though, there are things between all-inclusive weekends to Pattaya and weeks of driving in middle-east wasteland. You can go on a nice holiday in some non-touristy place, rent a car/bike and get around, or go trekking or hiking for a couple days. Maybe combine it with staying at a hotel and check out the local city life. A rewarding experience while still being comfortable and relaxing and not having jihadists trying to put a bullet through your head.

Seems like today a lot of people just try their hardest to make themselves seem more genuine and interesting and special than the next guy on their facebook friend list. People don't cook to eat something good, they cook so that they can show their slow-cooked artisan-burger with homemade dressing and bread to their friends, and the obscure microbrew beer they drink along with it. They don't read books because they think they seem interesting, they read them so they can brag about how pretentious and difficult the literature they read is. And they don't go on holiday to relax or enjoy themselves or visiting a place they're curious about, they go on the hardest most enduring journey they can think of so that they can seem more interesting and genuine than everyone else. Always the need to be better and one-upping the rest. The society of share and like. Not saying that you're like that but a lot of people are, sadly.
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>>51124007

Don't know what that is.

>>51124019

Yup... Isfahan, and Shiraz are absolutely necessary. Mashhad is amazing as well. Bandar Abbas is cool if you get down there.

>>51124110

Rien, c'est une carte que j'ai fait a l'arrache sur paint en 5mn. J'en avais marre de faire des petits pointilles a la fin.

J'ai fait le Vietnam, Laos et Cambodge a moto, tous mes autres voyages en sac a dos, train/bus/stop/avion.
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>>51124303
Tu vas pour te renseigner sur les trucs à faire / à voir dans les différents pays ? et savoir genre quel train ou bus prendre etc ?
Ah et vous aviez quoi pour communiquer ? GSM ?
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>>51124183

There's criticism and dark humor, and then just pure shitposting. I don't give a fuck what people think of me or my motives, but at least put some effort into making it humorous.

>>51124233

Although I agree with the sentiment, it doesn't go against what I stated previously. I have, in the past, travelled to out of the way places for a bit of backpacking, or hopped on a train to go somewhere and relax. I wanted something different, and I wanted to overland it.

To be honest, most of my friends have no idea about this, pics were only for family and close friends. No facebooking this shit.

To me, every moment of it was enjoyable. Eating dust while riding an uncomfortable old car up a mountain and having to repair it, IS enjoyable to me. I like challenges. I like to overcome them. I like knowing that I can do it, knowing myself and my capabilities more.

I do it for me, not others. Selfish? Perhaps. But after all, we all live for our own happiness.

Pic related, it's my air conditionning unit.
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>>51123958
what region was the most autistic?
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Is this you, OP?
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>>51124988
>tfw you will never be this aesthetic

It hurts
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>>51124988
looking handsome op
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>>51112704
>white people

I live in a confortable high living standards country, I'm so bored, let's do a trip to shit hell coutries currently on war where I can be killed or hijaked so I can bragg about later how many dangerous adventures I had(if I survive)

You are the male version of pic related
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