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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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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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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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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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A Pack Rafting Adventure on the Mekong River

A Pack Rafting Adventure on the Mekong River

While I was in Luang Namtha, Laos I had the pleasure of meeting a fellow Kiwi called Stuart Biggs. Stu and I discovered we were both fans of the adventurer Alastair Humphreys. Stu was so impressed he had taken a leaf out of Alastair’s book and decided to go on a pack rafting adventure. What I loved about Stu was the simplicity of his decision making.  As far as I could tell his decision making process had gone like this. Stu liked...

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