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What Happens When You Finish

What Happens When You Finish

Well, in my case I’ve gone into a hibernation of sorts. The shock of return to London in winter is tough. The shock of return to work is an even bigger one. Two and a half years of planning and completing finally came to an end with a bang!! Just like that the journey was over, I enjoyed a few beers, shared a few stories and headed off for a bit of a sleep. At least until the following Monday morning. It’s taken six weeks to...

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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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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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Guest Blog: Too Many Adapters – The Central Asia Technology Challenge

Guest Blog: Too Many Adapters – The Central Asia Technology Challenge

Recently I produced my first guest blog for the website www.toomanyadapters.com. Given the technology I have on my expedition they asked me to share my approach to the tech challenge facing The Great Game Expedition. It was my biggest and most detailed blog yet. 18 months of preparation resulted in the technology challenge I now have ahead of me. I’d love to hear your thoughts on the post. You can check out my guest blog here....

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The Ukraine, its people and the finer points of cricket

The Ukraine, its people and the finer points of cricket

Lv’iv I left Krakow and the company of Nathan to go solo on Thursday 18th. I headed directly for the Ukraine border and my first major border crossing. Arrived at the border at 3.45pm. I must have passed a 5 mile queue of trucks waiting to enter the Ukraine as I drove to the front to the front of the queue. I then went straight past the polish border guard and got hauled back for straightforward exit check. Then I joined the queue...

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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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