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Merry Flippin Christmas – A Letter from Boris

Merry Flippin Christmas – A Letter from Boris

Dear Jonny, What do you think your playing at mate?! I’ve been faithfully carrying you around the Central Asian continent for 8 months now and how do you repay me? You get us stranded in Zahedan, Iran. The one country in the region where you can’t access any cash to buy your way out of trouble, and the one region in the country where security is so high you can’t move around to get me fixed. This is a fine pickle...

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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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Reminiscing About Leg 3 – The China to Singapore Photo Gallery

Reminiscing About Leg 3 – The China to Singapore Photo Gallery

While I was stuck in Quetta (Pakistan) last week I had the chance to reminisce about previous sections of the journey. Leg 3 from China to Singapore was the toughest, most frustrating and challenging section of the journey. But over time the wounds have started to heal and on reflection there many highlights, satisfying memories and great photos. If you are new to the blog or just fancy spending a few minutes exploring China, Laos,...

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The Interactive Route Map is now live!!

The Interactive Route Map is now live!!

For the best part of a year I have been working on a way to create an interactive map that would help bring my journey to life. I wanted a way to combine my actual route map (made from satellite tracking points every 10 minutes on the road for over 6 months and counting), my blogs (to date this is 106th published post with just over half the posts going live while I’ve been on the road), my films (19 adventure / journey related...

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Darjeeling – Hillside Stations, Himalayan Views, and Toy Trains

Darjeeling – Hillside Stations, Himalayan Views, and Toy Trains

Darjeeling was my next destination. Google said 12 hours, the locals said two days!! I departed Kolkata at 5.30am the morning after getting Boris out of customs. I wanted to get an early start and get some miles under my belt. Plus I had no idea what to expect from the roads. Exiting across the Kone bridge gave me a fantastic farewell view out over the city and then Kolkata was gone. The highway north was in great shape as I made good...

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Laos – Lovely and Luscious, A Real Forest Retreat

Laos – Lovely and Luscious, A Real Forest Retreat

After China, Laos was always going to be about rest and relaxation. If there is a better spot than South East Asia for doing exactly that, then tie me down sport, and call me an Aussie!!. The instant you enter South East Asia the shackles come off, the pressure dissipates, stress disappears, you start to feel relaxed immediately. In this part of the world there is no hurry, no need to rush. Everybody is happy and smiling. Friendly faces...

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