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Q: Anyone here ever thought about driving back to Europe ?

I read a piece about a Englishman who drove from Shanghai to Moscow and on to London in the 1920s.
Anyone here ever thought about doing it?

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I haven't  thought about driving - but certainly training.

 

Trans-Siberian, then from Moscow to Istanbul, then across the rest of Europe,

philbravery:

Sounds like a good trip.

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Are you setting-up new e-Titties bash? 

No, I wasn't thinking about EU. I had Ozz and New Zealand in me mind....

philbravery:

Actually I wonder if there is a way to do that?

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it would be noteworthy for sure!  Tape it and get BBC to make it into a documentary.  I'm guessing in the 1920's people weren't driven crazy about visa's, which would probably be the biggest difficulty one would face trying to do it these days.  But honestly, I didn't think cars were very advanced in the 1920's,,, surprised any of them could make that run!  but,,, I don't know much about cars.

anyway, go for it, and document it!  

*but it would be cooler on motorcycles,,, BMW I suggest.

philbravery:

Ewan MacGregor already did exacty that a couple years ago sadly . But the guy in the 1920s drove across the desert and up from there through places not even spell check can help me with

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It looks that isn't possible till 'Silk-Road' connection. 

 

Yahoo-gle:

 

  1. Kazakhs launch 'Silk Road' China-Europe rail route | Reuterswww.reuters.com/article/us-kazakhstan-railway-idUSBRE...

    Kazakhs launch 'Silk Road' China-Europe rail route. Africa. América Latina. 

  2. Europe to South Asia over land - Wikitravelwikitravel.org/en/Europe_to_South_Asia_over_land

    Europe to South Asia over land. Contents. 1 Overview; ... There are several ways to go from Europe to South Asia overland. ... Northwest China, road or rail from ... 

  3. Rail link is new 'silk road' from China to heart of Europe

    "The value of this rail link, known in China as the 'new silk road', ... the amount of goods travelling from China to Europe is much larger than the other way round. 

  4. Is China’s Silk Road Coming to Europe? Not So Fast | The Diplomatthediplomat.com/2016/01/is-chinas-silk-road-coming-to...

    Is China’s Silk Road Coming to Europe? ... China’s European leg of the famed Silk Road might not pan out after all. ... China sees Europe, ...

 

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I haven't  thought about driving - but certainly training.

 

Trans-Siberian, then from Moscow to Istanbul, then across the rest of Europe,

philbravery:

Sounds like a good trip.

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is there a way we could drive "you" back to where you came from??  never to be seen or heard from again?  joking

philbravery:

Have you been talking to my wife ?

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I would consider doing it on a motorcycle during nice weather. Would be the trip of a lifetime. 

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I did a trip with a Venezuelan student on motorcycles for the summer 1983 from San Diego to the bottom of South America, but America and Nicaragua were having a problem and my American passport got us in jail, but my friends father was a diplomat, so after 2 days we were released to finish the Pan American Highway to the bottom.

 

Is there a path to Europe  that does not cross a predominately Muslim country, I'm game, let's do it this summer.

Shining_brow:

You wouldn't happen to be asking about RUSSIA... would you?

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