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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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The Stans in Summary

The Stans in Summary

It seemed like an age since I got off the ferry in Turkmenbashi and started Leg 2 of the expedition. 45 days had flown by and ‘The Stans’ hadn’t disappointed. The friendliness of the people stands out as the highlight, followed closely but the wonderful scenery and impressive historical sites of the Silk Road. For me it’s always about the people. Everywhere I met the people, they were warm and friendly....

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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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Afghanistan – Troubling Times, Smiley People and the Wahki Festival of Cricket

Afghanistan – Troubling Times, Smiley People and the Wahki Festival of Cricket

In contrast to the confusion on the Tajik side of the border, Afghanistan was pretty straightforward. Passport, vehicle permit, $100 and welcome to Afghanistan sir. Fabulous!! It’s great to be back again. I’d been dreaming about this moment for 4 years. Now I was actually here and I was super excited. Ever since I was fortunate enough to be part of the first touring cricket team to play Afghanistan on Afghanistan soil back in...

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Applications Are Now Open – Adventurous Team Members Wanted for a Unique Overland Expedition

Applications Are Now Open – Adventurous Team Members Wanted for a Unique Overland Expedition

The Great Game Expedition – Departing 10th April 2013 I’m looking for adventurous team members, to join a unique overland 4×4 trip from London to China and back, through Central Asia. Travelling from London to Russia we will join the Silk Road and head east to China though the “Stans” north of Afghanistan. We will then to head south via Laos to Malaysia in South East Asia. After shipping the vehicle to...

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