I am currently on a long dreamt of trip from Jersey (not the USA but the original one in the Channel Islands, GB) to Australia. I am in eastern Slovakia, heading in to the Ukraine in a couple of days, then on through Russia and Kazakhstan. The problem is finding a route from there into India or South-East Asia without flying the bike over the 'dodgy' areas of Pakistan, Iran and of course Afghsnistan. I have heard that it is possible to organise passage through China, but the research I have done has shown this to be both hidiously complicated and prohibitively expensive. Has anyone managed to take this route? Flying the bike into India, even for the short distance required, seems to be cheating a little. Any advice would be most welcome. Happy Riding! Jerseydave.