One of the biggest challenges when traveling is to find reliable, up to date, information. And in particular – when departing, one can´t find all this great information that you have seen just recently when preparing for the trip… We all have experienced that.

Here we will constantly add further links to websites with up-to-date information or people who are traveling the Silk Road in 2018, that we encounter when preparing for our trip. We are looking for enthusiasts and experts in: internet of things; iota; cryptocurrencies like bitcoin; tech startup entrepreneurs; fintech; networkers and introducers!
Please do feel free to join our facebook group of friends and contacts
https://www.facebook.com/silkroad40

Travellers, who are travelling the Silk Road region in 2018

Given Name
Family Name
Departure
End of Trip
Additional Comments
Blog / Facebook etc...
PhilipeReinisch5/1/201811/30/2018Fancy a coffee? Drop me a message!https://www.fb.com/silkroad40
DaveO´Byrne7/24/20189/28/2018http://www.vrtw.world/expeditions/silk66
JanHellmanTravel time TBD. Somehow towards Mongolia... 🙂https://www.facebook.com/jan.hellman

Additional Ressources, with constant up-to-date information worth to know

Blog / Facebook etc...
Additional Comments
https://caravanistan.comOne of the best resources for the Silk Route area - including (more or less) up-to-date border crossings
http://unusualplaces.org/one-of-the-most-treacherous-roads-in-georgia-the-road-to-tusheti/A nice summary of unusual places sorted according to country
http://advrider.com/index.php?threads/the-eastern-trail-nirvana-be-to-central-asia.1241490/Adventure Rider is always a good source to look for uptodate information
http://www.dangerousroads.org/asia/turkey/3923-bayburt-of-yolu-d915.htmlAnother nice site to find interesting dangerous roads 🙂
https://www.facebook.com/groups/TransMongolia/An interesting Facebook group to travel from Europe to Mongolia
http://www.ioverlander.comA great source of overland point-of-interests
https://travelfreedom.io/passport/austria/A very useful overview, which countries require a visa - depending on your passport
http://www.ripcordrescuetravelinsurance.com/about/For the faint hearted: a very handy global rescue service
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RamadanKeep in mind Ramadan: In 2018 it´s from May 16th until June 14th!

Past Travellers and their blogs

Given Name
Family Name
Blog / Facebook etc...
Additional Comments
FritzSampsonhttps://fritztomongolia.blogspot.co.atFrom Ireland to Vladivostok via Mongolia; Trip took place in 2014
Mihai Tzuicutzhttps://motorcycling.to/georgia/caucasus-offroad-adventureRiding through Georgia in 2016

Scenic Routes in the region

More coming soon! We are still looking for good tour planning apps that allows showing all the route recommendations that we receive.

Useful Apps that we heard of being useful for this up to now:

The following Map was created by Stojan Gajic.

Another route created by Koen Boxer:

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