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February 15, 2012
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Hey Everyone,

You can follow my continued adventures (in a slightly different format) at www.lonandon.wordpress.com . Theres also some other things to look at there so go and check it out.

cheers

Lon And On – www.lonandon.wordpress.com

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  1. June 2, 2012 2:18 am

    Hi

    Uwe Ellger and Isabel, greman cyclists you met on the way, gave us your email adress.

    We have been on the way since nearly 2 years, starting in Switzerland we are now in China, Shanghai, through Middle East, Iran, central Asia, Siberia, Mongolia, China, Korea, and Japan… Now we are planing to go to India, but in order to do it we will either have to do through Tibet or Through Pakistan…

    We have seen you have been in Tibet, do you have any information on how to get the permit? How long could you extend your Chinese visa ? (we only got one month) And could you cycle in Tibet?

    We also have a website: http://www.ylia.ch

    Sorry for all these questions, but if you have some time to answer us, it will be great!

    Anyway enjoy the ride!

    Celine and Xaiver

  2. Julian permalink*
    June 2, 2012 1:54 pm

    Hey Guys,

    Sounds like a great trip and still you have energy to continue , i’m impressed.

    We didn’t actually go to Tibet, we travelled south from Kashgar along the KKH to Tashkurgen where you had to board a bus over the Khunjerab pass until you reach Sost in Pakistan. We were able to pick up a visa on arrival at Sost, it’s an easy way to enter Pakistan but i would check Lonely Planet’s Thorn tree website online to get more up to date information as we crossed that border early July 2011.

    I know of some people that have been into Tibet, here is their blog http://www.cyclingsilk.com/ might be worth sending them an email.

    Best of luck and let me know if you make it,
    Julian

  3. Julian permalink*
    June 2, 2012 1:59 pm

    Sorry just to add what small info i do know about Tibet. The permit is really expensive, as you also have to pay your guide and his food, accommodation etc. Most people avoid the permit and enter illegally, passing checkpoints at night, and covering your face (many chinese cyclists go there and do this, its provides a weak form of camouflage)

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