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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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Turkey – Istanbul, Dogbiscuit, Some Raki, And A Genius Idea

Turkey – Istanbul, Dogbiscuit, Some Raki, And A Genius Idea

We rolled over the border into Turkey, to great amusement for the Turkish border guards. My Iranian helpers disappeared in a flash. Most probably because they managed to break my number plate while pushing Boris over the border. Huseyn the friendly border guard (who just happened to of studied in London and spoke English) helped me sort out my car. In the end I just left in at the border, 100m from Iran. While I waited for a ride into...

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Is that the Bosphorus Straits? It sure is!! – Leg 4 is complete!!

Is that the Bosphorus Straits? It sure is!! – Leg 4 is complete!!

Hi All, Boris, Kiwi Ted and I arrived in Istanbul safely. We crossed the Bosphorus Straits on Saturday to complete Leg 4 of The Great Game Expedition in unconventional style. Due to Boris’ gearbox problems we covered the last 4000 kms on the back of a range of trucks and we are now a couple of weeks behind schedule. The fourth leg of the journey had a little more drama, disasters and challenges than I’d hoped for. Now I’m...

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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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