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Uzbekistan Part 2 – Russian Teachers, Samarkand’s Delights and Tashkent’s A-List Mechanic’s

Uzbekistan Part 2 – Russian Teachers, Samarkand’s Delights and Tashkent’s A-List Mechanic’s

— Samarkand is a famous historical city and one with many of its great architectural buildings still in excellent condition. I’d heard a lot about it from other travellers so I was looking forward to the visit. It was also only a short 300km drive which made for a gentle and relaxing 4.5 hour day in the car. I arrived around 5pm and made my way into the centre of town. I was met by a beautiful inner city boulevard lined with...

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Welcome to the Big O’s Adventures Photo Gallery

Welcome to the Big O’s Adventures Photo Gallery

Hello All, I’m proud to present my expedition photo gallery. It showcases all my blog pictures in one place. Enjoy. Click on Film & Photo Gallery above in the menu Share this:FacebookTwitterPinterestTumblrEmailLinkedInPocketRedditPrintLike this:Like...

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Introducing Boris – Part 2 (The Film)

Introducing Boris – Part 2 (The Film)

Here is part 2 of the introduction to Boris. Enjoy This short film was put together by Joby Newsom, my expedition film editor. You can follow him on twitter @Jnewson. Check it out in HD. Share this:FacebookTwitterPinterestTumblrEmailLinkedInPocketRedditPrintLike this:Like...

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Guest Blog: Too Many Adapters – The Central Asia Technology Challenge

Guest Blog: Too Many Adapters – The Central Asia Technology Challenge

Recently I produced my first guest blog for the website www.toomanyadapters.com. Given the technology I have on my expedition they asked me to share my approach to the tech challenge facing The Great Game Expedition. It was my biggest and most detailed blog yet. 18 months of preparation resulted in the technology challenge I now have ahead of me. I’d love to hear your thoughts on the post. You can check out my guest blog here....

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Boats, Borders and a Braking Boris

Boats, Borders and a Braking Boris

Hi everybody, I just wanted to say a quick hello. Technology challenges in ‘The Stans’ are making it difficult to update you on my progress. Since I left Tbilisi the days have been a blur. Boats (3 days on a leaky cargo boat), Borders (Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan) and Boris have been keeping me occupied. Don’t fret some blog updates are on their way once I can get a decent Internet connection. I’m...

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Is that the Caspian Sea I can see? It sure is!! Leg 1 Complete!!

Is that the Caspian Sea I can see? It sure is!! Leg 1 Complete!!

Hi everybody, Just a quick note to say Boris, Kiwi Ted and I arrived in Baku at 11pm last night. It was a fantastic end to the leg. Baku city was buzzing and all action. There were cars and people everywhere. The city was beautifully lit as I made my way to the waterfront. With all the excitement I ended up running down to see the Caspian Sea. Leg 1 is compete!! Now it’s time to sort that unbookable, unreliable and most likely...

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