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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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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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Introducing The Great Game Expedition Team

Introducing The Great Game Expedition Team

Often it is the unsung heroes behind the scenes, that make adventures like mine a real success. Many people have contributed in a variety of ways, but without these guys help I would still be sitting in my lounge in London. They have volunteered their time, and asked for nothing in return, to help make my trip a success. And they have done this because of their own interest in the expedition, and a shared love of adventure. Thanks guys!!...

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Kyrgyzstan – Mountain Ranges, Resting Up and a Rare Night Out

Kyrgyzstan – Mountain Ranges, Resting Up and a Rare Night Out

There is a 15km no mans land between the Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan border controls. Ten minutes into the drive I ran into my Israeli friends Dana and Eran with their thumbs out looking for a ride. It was great to see them again. We enjoyed a good catch up as I threw their packs on the roof and we set off to the Kyrgyzstan border post. We made it through the border easily enough. This was the one country in ‘The Stans’ that...

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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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