Archive for March, 2008

Mar 25 2008

The routes to China

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There are 3 main routes from Europe to China:

  • Northern route (Russia and Mongolia)
  • Central Asia route (Russia and Kazakhstan, possibly Kyrgyzstan)
  • Southern route (Middle East and India)

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Mar 25 2008

Visas and a departure date

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I’ve applied for 2 visas:

  • Russia: 1 month – entry date: 15th of May
  • Kazakhstan: 3 months – entry date: 5th of June

I used a French visa agency to make things simpler. So far my applications seem to be going smoothly and I hope to receive the visas (and my passport!) by the 10th of April.

I am moving back to France from the UK in early April and I should leave for the trip around the 15th.

I have a 12 months sabbatical from work. It shouldn’t take more than 6 months to cycle to China (especially with the visa time limits) so I would have enough time to cycle back through India and the Middle East, or maybe I’ll take a plane further West…

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