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Baku to Turkmenbashi – 3 days on a leaky boat

Baku to Turkmenbashi – 3 days on a leaky boat

I woke the day after we left Baku to a beautiful sunny day on the Caspian Sea. The cool sea air was refreshing. Optimistically I hoped that we would dock today, one day ahead of schedule. The first sign that things were going to be different was my mobile phone had lost any network connection. Contacting my guide onshore was going to be tricky. Everybody was slow to rise due to the night before’s vodka based celebrations. The boat...

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Azerbaijan, Land of Fire and Speed Cameras

Azerbaijan, Land of Fire and Speed Cameras

I arrived at the Azerbaijan border and passed through the Georgian side in 5 minutes. Then began the queuing for Azerbaijan. It wasn’t moving fast so I settled in for a wait. A friendly local chap introduced himself and we passed the time with him teach me introductory Azerbaijani lingo. Overall it took about 2.5hrs to get through the border controls. I had to pay $65 for insurance and $40 for road tax. They had a look through the...

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Boats, Borders and a Braking Boris

Boats, Borders and a Braking Boris

Hi everybody, I just wanted to say a quick hello. Technology challenges in ‘The Stans’ are making it difficult to update you on my progress. Since I left Tbilisi the days have been a blur. Boats (3 days on a leaky cargo boat), Borders (Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan) and Boris have been keeping me occupied. Don’t fret some blog updates are on their way once I can get a decent Internet connection. I’m...

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Is that the Caspian Sea I can see? It sure is!! Leg 1 Complete!!

Is that the Caspian Sea I can see? It sure is!! Leg 1 Complete!!

Hi everybody, Just a quick note to say Boris, Kiwi Ted and I arrived in Baku at 11pm last night. It was a fantastic end to the leg. Baku city was buzzing and all action. There were cars and people everywhere. The city was beautifully lit as I made my way to the waterfront. With all the excitement I ended up running down to see the Caspian Sea. Leg 1 is compete!! Now it’s time to sort that unbookable, unreliable and most likely...

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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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