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Traveling to Japan from the USA avoiding air travel?

Travelling by cargo ship (mostly container but also bulk or ro-ro, never heard anything about travelling on a tanker, presumably for safety reasons) is totally a thing. More information and links to ...
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Is it possible to travel between India and China by rail?

No. India has train connections with Pakistan and Bangladesh, only. Bangladesh has no international train connections except with India. Pakistan also has a connection with Iran. This is the Quetta ...
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What is the highest road in the world that is accessible by conventional vehicles?

For paved roads accessible to ordinary rental cars, I nominate Ruta 27 in Chile, a 156 km road between San Pedro de Atacama and the Argentinian border. At its highest point it is 4,832m (15,853 feet) ...
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Traveling to Japan from the USA avoiding air travel?

It's possible to travel on cargo ships, though I'm not sure how practical it is. There are certainly container ships sailing backwards and forwards between the west coast of the US and Japan (and ...
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Shipping vehicle from US to Europe

Shipping vehicles (or any valuable asset) for short periods into a foreign country is always made easier by obtaining a Carnet de Passage en Douanes. This is equivalent to a passport for the vehicle ...
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Traveling to Japan from the USA avoiding air travel?

Many cruise lines offer transpacific routes. Here is one I found via Google (cruise Vancouver Japan) link If you want to travel regularly, this would not be the best option due to the limited number ...
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Mexican entry tax overland from Belize

This is quite normal, and is not a tax. Tourists entering Mexico are required to get an FMM tourist/visitor permit. The fee for this is $500 MX, and is payable if your stay is between 7 and 180 days....
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What is the safest route for women to travel overland between Europe and India in 2016?

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 ...
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Safe overland route from Turkey to India using public transportation?

So here's update 3 years later. I've did the trip in Oct-Dec 2017. So it was totally possible then, I believe it's still is now. In short: all went fine. I've went through Turkey-Iran-Pakistan-India. ...
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What is the safest route for women to travel overland between Europe and India in 2016?

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 ...
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What is the highest road in the world that is accessible by conventional vehicles?

The Tanggula Pass of China National Highway 109 (G109), the main road between Tibet and the rest of the China, reaches an elevation of 5,231 meters at its highest point. The highway is fully paved and ...
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What would be an example of a currently possible overland route from Europe to Israel?

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 ...
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Traveling to Japan from the USA avoiding air travel?

There's a Metasearch for cruise ships including all costs. You can do a search by region or from region A to region B. Searching California to Asia for the rest of the year it only shows 2 cruises ...
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What is the safest route for women to travel overland between Europe and India in 2016?

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 ...
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Is it possible to go overland from Yangon to Kathmandu?

Yes, such a trip is doable, via India. Reasoning the route Outdated: As I wrote in this post, it is currently impossible to reach Nepal via land from China, leaving only border crossings with India in ...
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Would it be safe to travel from Europe to South-East Asia overland with an ex-USSR-military truck?

I have been driving ex-military and civilian trucks of the 12 tonnes class as a camper van. I know that several travelers in "military green" trucks have been turned around in African countries, ...
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Are there any formal religious pilgrimage journeys to take in the USA or Canada?

There is probably nothing in North America directly comparable to the pilgrimage trails in the Old World; the continent was too recently settled and too lacking in sites associated with Jesus and the ...
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What is the highest road in the world that is accessible by conventional vehicles?

Not the highest, but perhaps much more doable than the above: Pikes Peak Highway near Colorado Springs. Summit is 14115 feet (4302 metres). If you are legally allowed to enter and drive in the U.S. ...
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What is a Shared Sumo?

A "Sumo" is a model of car/SUV by the Indian car manufacturer "Tata". See Tata Motors - Sumo Gold
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Shipping vehicle from US to Europe

As Willeke notes in comments, tourist cars — vehicles that are brought into a country for a limited time for tourism, then shipped or driven out of the country — are not "imported." These ...
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Can I get a Saudi Arabian transit visa if driving from UAE to Jordan by car?

A transit visa is indeed possible (they are issued all the time to commercial vehicle drivers and third country nationals), but recently they have stopped issuing them for non-nationals - and issue ...
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Traveling to Japan from the USA avoiding air travel?

Not a terribly practical suggestion, perhaps, but one British woman has rowed solo from Japan to Alaska.
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Is it possible to travel between India and China by rail?

As of now there's no rail route available between India & China. However a direct railway route between Pakistan and China is under plans i.e. Khunjerab Railway which will be an extension to the ...
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What is the highest road in the world that is accessible by conventional vehicles?

Currently the highest answer on this page, Abra Oquepuño, 4.873m Some while ago, I did a bit of internet research on Macusani, a town in Peru. It sits at an elevation of 4,315 m (14,157 ft). It is on ...
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Is it possible to drive from India to Thailand in own car?

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 ...
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What would be an example of a currently possible overland route from Europe to Israel?

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 ...
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What would be an example of a currently possible overland route from Europe to Israel?

The title and the body ask different questions. Strictly overland is going to be very problematic. It would require passing through at least one of Iraq or Syria. Large parts of both are currently ...
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I have two passports/nationalities. How do I use them at a land border?

This will depend very much on the details, i.e. which countries, which citizenship(s) and which border crossing. But yes, at many land border crossings, you can swap passports. Often a land border ...
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When travelling overland in Russia I hear you must register with the police in each new place, but does this cost money?

Depends which country you from, but if you have a visitor visa and if you going to stay longer than 7 days, you have to be registered within 7 working days after arrival to each new place of your stay ...
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