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Rest and Recuperation in Laos

Rest and Recuperation in Laos

Hi Everybody, I know I’ve been quiet, so I just wanted to pass on a short message. I crossed over the border from China to Laos 7 days ago. I’ve been resting and recuperating in Luang Namtha ever since. It’s a fantastically laid back place. A large portion of my time has been spent at a great cafe called the Forest Retreat. It just happens to be run by a couple of laided back Kiwi’s. Their amazing western menu and...

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Tajikistan Part 2 – The Pamir Highway and blagging my way out of the country, again!

Tajikistan Part 2 – The Pamir Highway and blagging my way out of the country, again!

I had strong suspicions that my entry back into Tajikistan wasn’t going to be straight forward. I was wrong. It was too easy. The guards who I had met at length only a week before, had forgotten me. It wasn’t like I was the only tourist entering Afghanistan with his own car at this time of year. Oh wait, that’s right I was. The problem was that, they were not able to give me any of the paperwork that I need to enter...

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Jon and Nathan Dance Across Europe

Jon and Nathan Dance Across Europe

Here is a little bit of fun Nathan and I had driving across Europe. It’s not all business. Enjoy This short film was put together by Joby Newson, my expedition film editor. You can follow him on twitter @Jnewson. Check it out in HD. Share this:FacebookTwitterGooglePinterestTumblrEmailLinkedInPocketRedditPrintLike this:Like...

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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:FacebookTwitterGooglePinterestTumblrEmailLinkedInPocketRedditPrintLike this:Like...

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Georgia, the Mountains and the City

Georgia, the Mountains and the City

The Georgian border was a formality in comparison to the Russian exit. I waited in a queue for 15 minutes, handed over my visa, told them where I was going and that was it. Welcome to Georgia they said and I was in. I had a simple check by customs which was basic to say the least. I changed some cash and was getting ready to go when the customs official asked if I would take 2 border guards to Kazbegi with me. I said sure, they jumped in...

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Russia, ANZAC day, dodgy cops and hospitality from the hospital bed

Russia, ANZAC day, dodgy cops and hospitality from the hospital bed

The Russia border crossing was my first with one of my 8 visas arranged before departure. I was up early for breakfast and to check my paperwork so I could make the border by 10am. Immediately I was advised not to film or take pictures by the locals. 30 minutes later I was through the border thinking that was easy. In fact I’d only made it through the Ukrainian side. Once on the Russia side there was entry documents and declarations...

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