This post is about the government documentation we needed and obtained to bring our car and ourselves into Uzbekistan.   Uzbekistan in General Getting our car into Uzbekistan was easy. Getting the visa for ourselves was not difficult, but did require a little bit of planning and some US dollars for the visa agency as […]

Logisitics

This post is about the government documentation we needed and obtained to bring our car and ourselves into Kygryzstan.   Kygryzstan in General Getting our car into Kygryzstan was straight forward and only required us to declare the car to customs at the border. Getting ourselves in was even easier, as Kygryzstan has a visa […]

This post is about the government documentation we needed and obtained to bring our car and ourselves into Kazakhstan.   Kazakhstan in General To quote our Lonely Planet guide book; “Visas and permits can be the single biggest headache associated with travel in ex-Soviet Central Asia. Collecting visas for a multi-country trip through Central Asia […]

This post is about the government documentation we needed and obtained to bring our car and ourselves into Russia.   Russia in General The Russia government website has a pretty good description of the process to temporarily import a vehicle into Russia. Basically vehicles can be imported without duty or garantees for 3 months by […]

This post is about the government documentation we needed and obtained to bring our car and ourselves into Mongolia.   Mongolia in General Basically there was no documentation needed for us to enter Mongolia. Firstly, as US citizens, we did not even need a visa and could enter under Mongolia’s visa waiver program. We were […]

This post is about the government documentation we needed and obtained to bring our car and ourselves into China. China in General There apparently is no such thing as independent vehicle travel through China for western tourists like us. This was the case when we traveled through, in April/May, 2014; always good to check what […]

This post is about the government documentation we needed and obtained to bring our car and ourselves into Laos.   Laos In General There is basically nothing on the Laos customs website on the process to temporarily import a vehicle. But we heard from our future China travel companions that the process is very easy. […]

Leg 3 - Cambodia
Halfway. March 1st, 2014
March 1, 2014

Well, we made it halfway! That is, completed 277 days of travel with 277 days left in the plan. We have driven 26,531 kms with around 26,000 kms to go. Visited 12 countries so far and no idea how many more we will visit (depending on where we go, but will likely be more than […]

Logisitics

This post is about the government documentation we needed and obtained to bring our car and ourselves into Cambodia.   Cambodia In General There is not a lot on the Cambodian customs website on the process to temporarily import a vehicle into Cambodia. But there was some useful information on “Jon and Jude | Lost […]

This post is about the government documentation we needed and obtained to bring our car and ourselves into Thailand.   Thailand In General Thailand does not accept the Carnet de Passage for temporary import of vehicles. The official Thailand Customs website has a very detailed explanation of the temporary importation process which involves quite a […]

This post is about the government documentation we needed and obtained to bring our car and ourselves into Malaysia.   Malaysia In General Our car arrived by container ship into Port Klang near KL. The import process was extremely easy and we were assisted by Rani from Ipsen Logistics. The entire process from the ship […]

Malaysia: Fuel.
December 15, 2013

On the highway north of Ipoh we stopped for fuel and the strangest thing happened. The service station did not want to sell us fuel. Apparently there is a law in Malaysia that service stations can only sell RON95 fuel to Malaysian citizens or Malaysian registered vehicles. Research later on the Internet confirmed that this […]

This post is about the government documentation we needed and obtained to bring our car into Australia.   Australia in General   Our car arrived by container ship into Port Botany, Sydney from Los Angeles. We were not involved in any of the customs, quarantine or clearance process as our local shipping agent handling all […]

Port Klang, Selangor
November 14, 2013

Wednesday, November 13th ‘Whatever do you want to stay in Klang for?’, the driver picking us up at the airport said, ‘Our capital KL is much nicer!’ Whatever for indeed. Well, Klang is the seaport 40-50km southwest of KL and where Sterlin was supposed to have arrived at during the night. Turns out that the […]

We Are Still At Home in Beautiful San Francisco.
April 29, 2013

We are sorting out and organizing as much of the logistics and paperwork that we can do in advance: visas, carnet de passage for the car, getting our place ready to be rented out, and lots of assorted paper work. While traveling we will rent out our place and to that avail we have started […]