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  italy to kazakhstan car oveland alone expedition
by johnsakura

This is my friend Marco that went alone with his van all the way from Italy to kazakhstan. he said he had big problems on the north part of the country coming from russia when on his map said he had road, but then he had 800 km without road trhu the desert and got stuck for a few days. he also mention me the worst part was ukraina where police is very bad and took a lot of money from him.
he intended to make the countries that marco polo did centuries ago, so this expedition MARCO POLO 2004 was agreat idea of him! he intended to go to china but he had to pay about $6000 to get the permission to go inside the country plus a government gide and his hotel. this authorization would take about 2 to 4 months to be given. he didnt want to wait so he went by airplane to bankok. he end up staying in kazakhstan for 4 months as he meet a russian girl from whom he fell in love with...

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Type: Car/Motor Home

Review Helpfulness: 4 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Jul 3, 2005
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