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Having been to the Death Road in Bolivia, I can confirm it looks quite different to this. This video would actually appear to be in the Himalayas, believed to be between Killar and Kishtwar in northern India, above the Chenab river. Source with more pictures, and detail.


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It all depends on where you want to go. At any time of year, Landmannalaugar would call for something more substantial than a "small compact". Even a small 4x4 (i.e. a normal sedan with four wheel drive) could get into trouble, you'd really want something with extra ground clearance. Most of the other destinations you mention are easily accessible most of ...


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OpenStreetMap is pretty complete in Europe (at least in the parts I'm familiar with), even when it comes to footpaths. It can be downloaded freely (there are smartphone apps to download the data and browse the map offline). However, as an aid to hiking, it's lacks critical information for many locations. In particular, there's no elevation. There's no ...


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"Silk Road" is not the name of one road, but the name of a trade route. The exact course of the route has changed throughout the last millenia, there has always been many alternatives and the map you're posting shows only some of the roads actually used. Marco Polo's route is pretty well known, but his land route does not seem to correspond well to the map ...


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This video was on Canada AM on CTV this morning and the location was given as Nanga Parbut, Pakistan. https://twitter.com/CTVCanadaAM http://canadaam.ctvnews.ca/ Jeff Hutcheson's Twitter feed gives the details and a link to the video on Facebook. Jeff is the presenter on the show. See also this tweet. Here is the video on Youtube.


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Just as an update... We did eventually hire a Chevrolet Captiva 4x4, which was a great car to drive around. We didn't actually make it onto the F roads, but ended up having to drive on gravel tracks, which were probably pretty much the same. The only problem we had, was that this car which is a 4x4, aka all-wheel-drive, got stuck drive through some mud. ...



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