I'm booked on the Rhubarb Road trip departing April 30th. I've been reading up on the trip and it sounds amazing! However, it would be nice to get feedback from someone who's been to the countries in question (Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Krgyzstan & China). Anyone been on this trip recently? If so, any tips on what to bring etc. etc.?
Just starting to wade through visas and immunisations.
What's the laundry situation? Can I (machine) wash my clothes every few days, or do I bring extra?
Also, what's the deal with trekking? Will I need proper boots with ankle support?