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Crossing the Wagah border - After 60 years TATA trucks in Pakistan
Saturday, 03 November 2007
1 October 2007 was remarkable day for India and Pakistan. For the first time in 60 years Indian & Pakistani trucks where allowed to cross the border to deliver their cargo. Before cargo was carried by porters to the borderline and handed over to the porter crew on the other side. In a business sense quite labour intensive and time consuming.
For motorized travellers entering / leaving India this change comes has a side-effect. No longer you’re the lonely driver exposed to the rigid Indian custom procedures – you’re now among Pakistani / Indian drivers and their trucks. As we experienced on 6 October 2007 this lead to a remarkable border crossing into Pakistan.

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Parasite Skin Infection in a dog :: Symptoms, treatment and recovery
Wednesday, 31 October 2007
In august 2007 our Canadian white Sheppard suffered a parasite skin infection on her right back leg. The result was a 4 week long fight against larvae inside her skin stopping the wound from healing. For anyone travelling with a dog in Asia – here you find a description of symptoms, treatment and aftermath of the infection. Parasite skin infections in animals are quite common in Asia – they are very easily contracted and rapid treatment is the key to quick recovery. Untreated parasite skin infection can cause nasty deep wounds (even death) and take a very long time to heal.
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Repairing a Waeco / Electrolux fridge with Danfoss BD35 compressor
Tuesday, 30 October 2007
On long journeys with a mobile home there are a few devices which shouldn’t break down at all. One is a fridge – it’s practically the centre of a mobile kitchen. Modern mobile fridges build for hot regions are equipped with highly sophisticated compressors with low and smart power consumption. They just shouldn’t break down. Reality is, they do break down – simple as that - however not that often. When they do - getting a replacement / repair can be though job in regions like Asia…but you can get lucky.

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Thuraya Hughes 7100 / 7101 satellite phone with APSI FDU-2500
Monday, 29 October 2007
In almost 2 years of travelling we’ve been using a Thuraya satellite phone combined with a Thuraya FDU 2500 fixed docking unit. Earlier we wrote about the Thuraya Hughes 7100 satellite phone. In this follow-up there’s more info – now about the fixed base unit and a few more details about the Thuraya Hughes 7100 model.
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Iran's fuel quota system
Tuesday, 02 October 2007
From June 2007 the Iranian government has implemented a fuel quota system throughout the country. For travellers with their own transportation there are a few changes. Here you find a few practical bits of info about the fuel quota system we picked up from other travellers and contacts inside Iran. The info is gathered during the 2nd half of 2007 – where we’ve heard rumours we added it here as such.

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