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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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China Part 3 – The Slow Road to Happiness, The Flood, and The Great Chinese Dumpling Challenge

China Part 3 – The Slow Road to Happiness, The Flood, and The Great Chinese Dumpling Challenge

The morning after the accident was a slow start. Nobody was sure what to expect. None of us had ever been in this situation before. Still there were things to do. I needed to fixed Boris’ right rear spring. I’d been driving on it for over 1000km, and a solution need to be found before I disabled my car even further. So while the bikers looked after the situation with David, Fun, V, K and I went to visit the local spring...

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China Part 2 – The Great Wall of China, The Storm, and The Accident

China Part 2 – The Great Wall of China, The Storm, and The Accident

The trucks gave the bikers a wide berth the next day. Fun had given them the name and address for the hotel in Hami, and they were free to make their own way. The trucks would continue at their own pace. For the first time Fun travelled in Ivor, and I had a different companion in the passenger seat with me. With V for company it was a prime opportunity to turn the stereo up, and talk utter bollocks. I was in need of blowing off some steam,...

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China Part 1 – Unhappy Campers, Bike Wankers and Butt Spankers

China Part 1 – Unhappy Campers, Bike Wankers and Butt Spankers

My apologies if the following 3 part series on China comes across as petty and spiteful in places. It was a tough section of the trip. Much tougher than I’d anticipated. As a result, it’s only since I’ve left China that I’ve been able to write the story, as I have started to physically, and mentally recover from the trauma of the experience. I’ve not wanted to purposely paint anybody in a bad light. I’ve...

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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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It’s time to get this show on the road!!

It’s time to get this show on the road!!

Hello Everybody, The time has finally come. I’m departing for Central Asia on my 9 month odyssey on Saturday 13th April 2013 at 11am. Boris has past his final checks. The lads at Overland Cruisers have worked overtime to get him ready after last weeks problems. I’m packing my stuff and finalising my paperwork. Vaccinations, check. Insurance, check. Visas, check. Equipment, check. Vehicle, check. Crazy nutter semi-prepared,...

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