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The Travels of

Jacqui and Lars

 

Central Asia: 2002 - Joshua

(the Truck that took us along the Central Silk Route)

 

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The interior of Josh

Bogged at Song Kul Lake

The interior of Josh

 

-  Mercedes Benz 1617

-  10 tonnes

-  23 passenger and 2 driver seats

-  1985 chassis

-  Diesel tanks - 1,050 liters (3 x 350 liter tanks)

-  170 horsepower

-  V6 6 liter engine

-  3 - 4 kilometers per liter of diesel

-  2x4 drive with rear diff locks

-  8 gears and 1 crawler gear (hi-lo range)

-  Custom body built by Smiley at Dragoman

-  8 roof seats (4 front and 4 rear)

-  Water tank - 350 liters (plus jerry cans)

-  Fully equipped for a trans-Central Asia (tents, cookers, gas cylinders, pots and pans, cook tent, awning, sheesha pipe, super soaker, etc.)  

 

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Lunch in the Kyzylkum Desert, by the Amu-Darya River

Sunset in Khiva

One of many river crossings in Jeti-ghz gorge

 

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Sunset in the Karakum Desert

On the mountain road to Lahic Arriving at the Grand Hyatt, Istanbul

 

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