Hi. I am planning to cycle through Turkey, Iran and Pakistan (maybe) to India. I have heard bad things about Pakistan and the Balochistan region. I ahve also heard that Taliban are active in border regions. Has anyone been across the border recently and how bad is it? Alternatives include doing the Stans and China, boat to India or flying (ahhhh nooo)!!
Also anyone has tips on the best way to get into Istanbul on the bike - much appreciated.