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Adventure Talks Go Live

Adventure Talks Go Live

Hi All, I’ve started a new aspect of my adventure career recently. Adventure Talks. I’ve been sharing the stories from my adventures in Central Asia, including why I did it, what inspired me and what I learned along the way. HUBB UK – June 2014 Explorers Connect – July 2014 Upcoming Events August Tales of Adventure Thursday, August 14th, 6:40pm – 9:10pm Ye Olde Cock Tavern 22 Fleet Street, EC4Y 1AA London,...

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How I Found My Passion In Life

How I Found My Passion In Life

Since I’ve been back in London I’ve been keeping busy. Mostly with work but I have also been developing the next stage of ideas related to The Great Game Expedition. One of this activities has been public speaking and recently I gave my first Icebreaker speech at Toastmasters....

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What Happens When You Finish

What Happens When You Finish

Well, in my case I’ve gone into a hibernation of sorts. The shock of return to London in winter is tough. The shock of return to work is an even bigger one. Two and a half years of planning and completing finally came to an end with a bang!! Just like that the journey was over, I enjoyed a few beers, shared a few stories and headed off for a bit of a sleep. At least until the following Monday morning. It’s taken six weeks to...

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Great Game Over – Leg 5 & Expedition Complete!!

Great Game Over – Leg 5 & Expedition Complete!!

Hi All, Boris, Kiwi Ted and I arrived back at the gates of the Royal Geographical Society in London on Saturday 1st February 2014 at midday. The fifth leg of the journey was short and sweet (The blog for it will be out shortly). It wasn’t without its own drama but ultimately it was fairly straightforward. The welcome home was fantastic as London turned on a beautiful day for our return. It was great to see many friends that I’d...

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Returning to London – The End Of The Expedition (Sat 1 Feb 2014)

Returning to London – The End Of The Expedition (Sat 1 Feb 2014)

Hi Folks, Nearly 10 months after departing from London we are finally set to return. Today I will depart from Grenoble (France) heading to Paris and finally back to London. There is not long to go now. Check out this link to follow my progress Where Am I Now I will be arriving back at the gates of the Royal Geographical Society (near South Kensington) between 12-12.30pm on Saturday 1st February January 2014. There will be time for a few...

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Turkey – Istanbul, Dogbiscuit, Some Raki, And A Genius Idea

Turkey – Istanbul, Dogbiscuit, Some Raki, And A Genius Idea

We rolled over the border into Turkey, to great amusement for the Turkish border guards. My Iranian helpers disappeared in a flash. Most probably because they managed to break my number plate while pushing Boris over the border. Huseyn the friendly border guard (who just happened to of studied in London and spoke English) helped me sort out my car. In the end I just left in at the border, 100m from Iran. While I waited for a ride into...

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A Motivational Speech from Kiwi Ted – Fire It Up Big O!!

A Motivational Speech from Kiwi Ted – Fire It Up Big O!!

I recently received this motivational speech from Kiwi Ted Fire it up, Big O!! We are nearly there. It’s just a short 6,000 kms drive back to London. 13 days is plenty of time. We can do it! Challenges are always the toughest towards the end. Remember when you didn’t think we’d make it to the start line but we did. Stay strong. The end is near. Recent Events Who could have predicted we would drive straight into a snow...

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Is that the Bosphorus Straits? It sure is!! – Leg 4 is complete!!

Is that the Bosphorus Straits? It sure is!! – Leg 4 is complete!!

Hi All, Boris, Kiwi Ted and I arrived in Istanbul safely. We crossed the Bosphorus Straits on Saturday to complete Leg 4 of The Great Game Expedition in unconventional style. Due to Boris’ gearbox problems we covered the last 4000 kms on the back of a range of trucks and we are now a couple of weeks behind schedule. The fourth leg of the journey had a little more drama, disasters and challenges than I’d hoped for. Now I’m...

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Tehran – It’s Sights, Scenes & Magical People

Tehran – It’s Sights, Scenes & Magical People

It was a welcome sight to finally make it to Tehran and to meet Shahram. I’d been looking forward to exploring Iran for months and here was my chance to do a little sightseeing and sample some of the famous Iranian hospitality. After dropping Boris off we headed out for a delicious late lunch. It was a shock to the system to have something other than kebab and rice. I was already starting to feel more relaxed. After a short stroll...

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