we are a Dutch couple currently cycling from our second home country Cambodia to our original home country The Netherlands. We are re-thinking our original route and bow look into the possibilities for "the Stans" (China, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Iran, Turkey is the plan now) I read different stories about visas permits letters of invitation etc...
Can anyone share their experiences on this route? (in this direction) what is the most easy combination of countries (is it e.g. more easy to go through Kazakhstan or Tadzjikistan) what is the most easy (or cheap ) way to arrange the visas? I hear stories like: "just got to kyrgyzstan and arrange all ongoing travel there, it will take month though" I hope to get some more Accurate advice. Anything is welcome.
We prefer to travel independent (not in a tour) at the moment we are in Northern Vietnam.