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That’s What It’s All About, People

That’s What It’s All About, People

Two months from today, on January 11th 2014 I will arrive back in London. As my journey starts to reach the final phase it’s a good time to celebrate the people and places I’ve seen so far on this amazing journey. From April to August 2013 I travelled from London to Malaysia, visiting 18 countries on the outward journey of my expedition East. I’ve met a lot of interesting people along the way. Here’s a few of them....

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India in Summary – 100 Miles Per Hour to Very Very Slowly Slowly

India in Summary – 100 Miles Per Hour to Very Very Slowly Slowly

India is a country of such wide-ranging contrasts. From the many cultural highs and lows, to areas of great beauty and places of such filth. If you want a country to challenge your senses then India is it. It’s a classic love it or hate it country, with most people in one camp or the other, rarely is there a middle ground. Over the six weeks or so I was in India I crossed the northern regions of the country. I visited numerous...

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Half-time – The journey east is complete, the journey west awaits

Half-time – The journey east is complete, the journey west awaits

Hi All, Almost 2 years to the day, after I got up at an Escape the City meet up in London, and asked if ‘Anybody fancied going for a drive?’, I find myself in Kuala Lumpur at the end of Leg 3. After 126 days on the road, 19 countries, 14,000 miles, 22,500 kms, Legs 1, 2 & 3, 10 Boris services, 3 borders crossed without the right paperwork, 2 x-rays, and one dodgy wrist, I’ve reached the end point of my journey east....

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China Part 1 – Unhappy Campers, Bike Wankers and Butt Spankers

China Part 1 – Unhappy Campers, Bike Wankers and Butt Spankers

My apologies if the following 3 part series on China comes across as petty and spiteful in places. It was a tough section of the trip. Much tougher than I’d anticipated. As a result, it’s only since I’ve left China that I’ve been able to write the story, as I have started to physically, and mentally recover from the trauma of the experience. I’ve not wanted to purposely paint anybody in a bad light. I’ve...

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The Stans in Summary

The Stans in Summary

It seemed like an age since I got off the ferry in Turkmenbashi and started Leg 2 of the expedition. 45 days had flown by and ‘The Stans’ hadn’t disappointed. The friendliness of the people stands out as the highlight, followed closely but the wonderful scenery and impressive historical sites of the Silk Road. For me it’s always about the people. Everywhere I met the people, they were warm and friendly....

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Kyrgyzstan – Mountain Ranges, Resting Up and a Rare Night Out

Kyrgyzstan – Mountain Ranges, Resting Up and a Rare Night Out

There is a 15km no mans land between the Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan border controls. Ten minutes into the drive I ran into my Israeli friends Dana and Eran with their thumbs out looking for a ride. It was great to see them again. We enjoyed a good catch up as I threw their packs on the roof and we set off to the Kyrgyzstan border post. We made it through the border easily enough. This was the one country in ‘The Stans’ that...

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