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1. Posted by MONALAN (First Time Poster 1 posts) 6y

MONALAN has indicated that this thread is about Kyrgyzstan

i am french woman travelling with mercedes 307 and my now in kyrgyzstan .want to go laos then thailand.crossing china. alone is quite expensive,but if 2 or 3 or more vehicules join together.cost is if some people plan crossing china from kyrgyzstan (or kazahkstan) to laos.please contact in contact with a few agents.they are all expensive for one vehicule.hope somepeople interested.

2. Posted by pikadiren (Budding Member 5 posts) 6y

I would never drive in China (Not even a bicycle, knowing what my friends living there for years told me happen frequently there, foreigners getting asked money for injuries being always "responsible" even if the local intended the "accident")

I agree with the comments on this official website here about driving

"l’atteinte à l’intégrité physique n’est pas à exclure, en particulier en cas d’accident de la circulation. L’extrême densité de circulation dans les mégalopoles chinoises, l’interprétation assez libre que font du code de la route les conducteurs chinois ainsi que l’agressivité dont peuvent faire preuve certains d’entre eux doivent inciter nos compatriotes, piétons ou cyclistes, à la prudence dans leurs déplacements en milieu urbain. Les violences physiques en cas d’incidents de la circulation ayant tendance à se multiplier dans les grandes villes, il est conseillé, en pareil cas, de garder son calme et surtout d’éviter de porter la main ou le pied sur le véhicule d’un automobiliste chinois, même si celui-ci vient de vous renverser. En cas d’attroupement, la foule donnera systématiquement tort à l’étranger, même s’il est la victime. "

[ Edit: Edited on 10-Jun-2010, at 03:58 by pikadiren ]

3. Posted by lucyloo4 (Budding Member 53 posts) 6y

Ive read that you cant actually legally drive in China on an international licence...
you have to have a chinese driving licence...

this is a good site for advice...

4. Posted by pikadiren (Budding Member 5 posts) 6y

A Chinese driving license ...

....or this kind of arrangement:

But these arrangement probably aims more than one vehicle...

[ Edit: Edited on 10-Jun-2010, at 09:41 by pikadiren ]

5. Posted by chak (Budding Member 4 posts) 6y

Thats a dream trip...had posted in many web sites for a like minded traveler
hadn't found one so far.

I would love to join...but getting permits to drive a car through will take quite some time.

Having driven most of Europe, Uk, Ireland, South Africa, Kenya, Egypt & off course
The incredible India...I believe I can drive in any situation.

Just registered in the web site & havent filled any part of my details.

But I am a member of Travel chums, CS & Hospitality club.