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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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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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Happy New Year from Big O’s Adventures

Happy New Year from Big O’s Adventures

Happy New Year from Dogubayazit, Turkey. Affectionately known as Dog Biscuit. 🙂 It’s been a brilliant year full of adventure, mystery and surprises. With so many events that I could have never predicted, it has been a crazy ride. Everywhere I have been the people of each country have been welcoming, hospitable and generous. And the followers of the expedition have given me countless messages of support which I have been grateful for....

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Jon Beardmore – International Man of Adventure

Jon Beardmore – International Man of Adventure

In one month from today, on January 11th 2014 I will arrive back in London. My journey is nearing its conclusion. Leg 4 ends at Christmas and Leg 5 is the quick drive from Istanbul to London. So it seems like a good time to celebrate the scenic views of the places I’ve seen so far on this amazing journey. From April to August 2013 I travelled from London to Singapore, visiting 19 countries on the outward journey of my expedition...

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Pakistan in Summary – The Beauty and the Beast

Pakistan in Summary – The Beauty and the Beast

Right from the beginning of my adventure Pakistan always loomed as the trickiest country I would have to cross. While I was going to Afghanistan it was only to a small, relatively safe area. In Pakistan I would have to cross the whole country and pass through Baluchistan in particular. Before I left London it seemed like Pakistan was in the news every week for some act of terrorist or form of tribal conflict. As a result the news always...

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