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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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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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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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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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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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