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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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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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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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Pakistan – Returning to the Sights & Sounds of Lahore & Islamabad

Pakistan – Returning to the Sights & Sounds of Lahore & Islamabad

  On my return to Islamabad I had the chance to catch up with a Jon Boone. Jon is working in Islamabad as a journalist for the Guardian newspaper in the UK. Jon had been based in Afghanistan for a number of years and was now covering Pakistan. My arrival was just as the Pakistan Taliban announced a new leader, in response to the drone killing of their former leader by the US a few days earlier. It was interesting to see him in action...

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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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Delhi – Gambling, Cricket, Fashion and a bit of Bollywood

Delhi – Gambling, Cricket, Fashion and a bit of Bollywood

I arrived in Delhi on a beautiful sunny day. My destination was India Gate and it provided a wonderfully inviting welcome to the capital city. Wide avenues filtering into a gigantic roundabout that encompasses the grounds surrounding the India Gate memorial to fallen soldiers. It was impressive and made a great first impression. Things only got better when I arrived at the house of Tina Sharma and her family. In what was becoming the...

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