round the world 2007
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Information sources
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Currency Convertor
World Time Zones

Other overlanding websites which we have referred to during our planning
Africa Overland - World Trips
The Beastly Adventure
Overlandy2006 - Lizzie and Roel
Hector's Adventures
VW Vagabonds
14 degrees off the beaten track
Alastair Humphreys - Round the World by Bike

And our thanks go to the following who have helped us in preparing for or during our trip
EVI Autocentre, Bishkek
Excellent garage in Bishkek that appears (fingers crossed) to have made our van work again, hurrah! Email for help and assistance (English-speaking).
Community Based Tourism, Kyrgyzstan
Organisation that runs guesthouses and tours in Kyrgyzstan. Assisted us when we had some 'problems' with the locals in Sary Tash.
Celestial Mountain Tours
An English travel, hotel and information company based in Kyrgyzstan. They helped us with advice for our Torugart crossing and Kyrgyzstan in general.
Karina Stephani at ADAC in Munich was extremely helpful, knowledgeable and effecient in organising our Carnet de Passages (the "passport" or import/export document for our van).
Switch Support
Jase at Switch Support helped us (at very short notice and on a Bank Holiday weekend) to rid both our laptop and our essential trip-planning data of an evil virus which struck only a couple of days before leaving the UK.
Nomad Travel Store
Nomad travel store in north London supplied lots of our travel kit; our very comprehensive medical kit; plus medical advice and vaccinations.
David Berghof at Stantours organised our letters of invitation for Central Asia.
Alan Day VW
Adrian, Stefano, Lee and Ash at Alan Day VW in North London for all of their help getting our van ready for our trip.
Bilbos convert VW Transporters into small motorhomes - they supplied the "van of dreams".