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Alternate Answer provided at OP's request: If travel from Europe to India is the goal and specifically flying is the problem, you can travel by ship. One option is vacation style cruise lines such as Norwegian, Cunard, Royal Caribbean which sometimes offer repositioning sailings. However, if you just want to get there, you best bet is booking on a ...


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Disclaimer: this is mostly personal experience, and quite outdated (2015). It depends a lot on how you define "safe" (for example, would you feel safe talking to a border guard threatening you in attempt to squeeze a bribe, but without involving physical violence?), but generally your safest route would be through Europe, Russia and China. Then you have a ...


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The UK Government has travel advisories against all travel into the area of Iran within 100KM of Pakistan. Most of the rest of that path has ony "normal" advisories. Within Pakistan itself, the Southern route has only "normal" advisories, while the Karakoram Highway itself has advisories against all travel. The Northern route you mention (ending through ...


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The long way around: It may be possible to get to Israel overland from Europe via a ridiculously circuitous route that avoids the current (2016) trouble spots in Syria, Iraq, Libya, and Saharan Africa. The first step is to get to Iran, by one of the following routes: From mainland Europe to Turkey, thence west to Iran, crossing the border into Iran ...


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According to their website, in 2016 Salamis Cruise Lines operates an occasional roundtrip cruise from Limassol, Cyprus to Haifa, Israel and back. You would need to contact them to see exactly what happens if you decided not to get back on the ship (assuming you want to visit Israel for more than a day), and it's probably substantially more expensive than ...


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I can answer only about Russian part of your trip. You can avoid "Kazakhstan > Uzbekistan >Tajikistan > Kyrgyzstan", Russia has a common border with China. It will extend you trip, but not too much. Your best option for most of the path is train (at least for solo trip). There is a train route from Moscow to Khabarovsk which is located near the Chinese ...


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The answer to your question is rather opinion based and very much depends on your personal behaviour. Meanwhile, few people who have actually traveled to Iran will call it 'unsafe', though of course Afghanistan and Pakistan can be quite volatile. Plenty of people make this journey. Tony Wheeler and his wife, founders of Lonely Planet, are a well known ...


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You need special permits to cross from India or China to Myanmar; as the border is not open for free travel. The crossing point in India is at Moreh (image from NY Times): It is not possible to cross into Myanmar from Bangladesh (there are no borders). You need to obtain a visa in advance to cross into Myanmar. You can get this at the Myanmar embassy in ...


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I once read an article in a surf magazine, maybe Surfer's Path about surfing the Black sea coast line around Sinop. I've been to Black Sea coastline in the winter. There were nice waves.


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Can't answer for other countries, but to permanently import a personal vehicle into Thailand (ie: to register it and leave it there) you need to have a Non-Immigrant visa, work permit and reside in Thailand for a year. So likely not really practical for your situation (I am guessing you plan to fly home, earn more money and return later to continue your ...


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If it is still painted in military fashion, then yes it will attract all sorts of unwanted attention. If you have spruced in up a bit with civilian colors, etc, it will still attract attention but likely more out of curiosity. Have you checked the laws of each country you plan to traverse? A vehicle that size could come with commercial driver license ...


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How about Tel Aviv? I've seen plenty of both surfers and windsurfers there during my stays. Some magazines even place it as one of the top cities for surfing. Getting there over land is nigh impossible, but you might have some luck getting a ferry from Turkey to Cyprus and from Cyprus to Israel.



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