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Tehran – It’s Sights, Scenes & Magical People

Tehran – It’s Sights, Scenes & Magical People

It was a welcome sight to finally make it to Tehran and to meet Shahram. I’d been looking forward to exploring Iran for months and here was my chance to do a little sightseeing and sample some of the famous Iranian hospitality. After dropping Boris off we headed out for a delicious late lunch. It was a shock to the system to have something other than kebab and rice. I was already starting to feel more relaxed. After a short stroll...

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Reminiscing About Leg 2 – The Turkmenistan to Kyrgyzstan Photo Gallery

Reminiscing About Leg 2 – The Turkmenistan to Kyrgyzstan Photo Gallery

While I’ve been stuck in Tehran (Iran) over the last couple of weeks I’ve had the chance to reminisce about previous sections of the journey. Leg 2 from Turkmenistan to Kyrgyzstan was a fast paced, exciting race against the clock though some of the most beautiful and scenic countries along the Silk Road. At the time I thought this was the toughest part of the journey but on reflection it was one of the easiest sections and...

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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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Pakistan in Summary – The Beauty and the Beast

Pakistan in Summary – The Beauty and the Beast

Right from the beginning of my adventure Pakistan always loomed as the trickiest country I would have to cross. While I was going to Afghanistan it was only to a small, relatively safe area. In Pakistan I would have to cross the whole country and pass through Baluchistan in particular. Before I left London it seemed like Pakistan was in the news every week for some act of terrorist or form of tribal conflict. As a result the news always...

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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 Karakoram Highway – The 50 Best Scenic Photos

The Karakoram Highway – The 50 Best Scenic Photos

My 10 day trip up the Karakoram Highway in Pakistan to the Khunjerab Pass (and Chinese border) was punctuated with amazing views every day. Here are the 50 best scenic photos from my journey. I hope you enjoy these as much as I enjoyed the drive. It was simply one of the best scenic drives in the world. To read about the journey up the KKH follow this link here I highly recommend you click on any photo to enlarge and scroll through them as...

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