Overland Travel in Asia

Overland travel in Asia is roughly divided up in two commonly driven routes:

Drive from the taiga in Siberia and Mongolia’s empty steppe down to Central Asia. In Central Asia, old traditions and rich culture go hand in hand with mind-blowing landscapes that invite you to rough camp and go for a hike.

Don’t miss out on Iran’s famed sense of hospitality when you drive from the Aegean Coast in Turkey to Bangladesh’s flooded plains.

The Far East is a lesser visited overland-travel destination, which is a pity. Overlanding in South Korea and Japan is easy and fascinating, and we have written extensively about driving and hiking in both countries.

On this page you’ll also find info on backpacking trips in China and the Philippines.

Overland adventure in Japan during winter

Driving in Japan in Winter

“Yes, your tires are here waiting for you, but there are only two.” This was odd because our friend Masa had ordered four of them more than a month ago. … Read more

overland information on road travel in Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan Overland Travel Guide

Travel information for your overland journey to Kazakhstan: roads, online navigation, gas stations, camping, and much more in our Kazakhstan Travel Guide.

Overland camping - sharing a bonfire with fellow overlanders

Overland Camping in Tajikistan

An overview of GPS Waypoints for overland camping in Tajikistan, including favorites from overlanding, and additional camping info on Tajikistan.

Thank You Japan!

What a journey it has been! 9 months, 11 islands, 12,000 kilometers from Kyushu in the south to Hokkaido in the north. We kept you updated through our Where are … Read more

Overland adventure; driving in South Korea

Cherry Blossom in South Korea

The cherry blossom in South Korea is the announcement of spring. People go out, join the crowds, have fun, and take selfies!

Thank You South Korea!

When writing our last newsletter (Yes, I want to receive it too!) I was reminiscing about our 6-month stay in South Korea and started thanking people whom had helped us in … Read more

Transportation in South Korea

Underground, above the ground, on foot, or varying from using 1 to 4 wheels or more. See the fascinating, nifty, and fun ways of traveling in South Korea.

The Philippines by Boat

Beach, snorkeling, sunsets, outrigged boats, lazing, reading a book and more while exploring the Philippines by boat.