It's not luck. It is lack of planning combined with my reluctance to commit myself to a long-time boring jobs. The producer-director lost the cameraman some months before the trip and had hard time finding anyone who hadn't got plans for the six months and knows something about how to operate a camera...
Originally Posted by Sytpg
If the Mongolians offer you milk, don't reject. They'll impale you if you do.
Yeah... I heard some similar stories. I'm not rejecting anything. Well, I might not eat dog in China... some of them are beaten to death to get them juiced up with adrenalin.
Originally Posted by Night
Not trying to scare you, it's just better to be prepared in unfamiliar territory. Working to reduce potential obstacles beforehand should make the experience that much more enjoyable for you.
Good advices... I basically trust the producer to take care of these things, though. I am going to keep some stash of cash hidden somewhere and probably find out the phone numbers for Finnish embassies.
Originally Posted by Colors
Bring back lots of pics.
Hey.. I'll bring back a tv series... Better than pics.
Originally Posted by Silently Honest
The poll should've been public.
Nah, I don't trust public polls. People lie.
Originally Posted by OneWithSoul
Wow, looking at the poll, I'm kind of disgusted with some of the votes..come on people!
Well, there is only one "Stay away". Shrugs are plentiful, but a shrug can really mean many things, not necessarily negative.
They don't like journalists there. Even Finnish ones.
I think we will be telling the police and border guards that it is a tourist trip. I'm more worried about China than the rest of the countries. They sensor so much that it might be hard to get in with our equipment...
Originally Posted by JocktheMotie
I don't think Russians ever have minor conflicts.
They are just the minority in Kazakhstan. It isn't like official Russian government thing. I don't doubt that the Russian government keeps an eye on them, though...
Originally Posted by Metamorphosis
As Central Asian countries go it's relatively prosperous (thanks to oil).
Drugs too. I think it's one of the biggest routes for drugs. So there might be some mafia...