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China Part 1 – Unhappy Campers, Bike Wankers and Butt Spankers

China Part 1 – Unhappy Campers, Bike Wankers and Butt Spankers

My apologies if the following 3 part series on China comes across as petty and spiteful in places. It was a tough section of the trip. Much tougher than I’d anticipated. As a result, it’s only since I’ve left China that I’ve been able to write the story, as I have started to physically, and mentally recover from the trauma of the experience. I’ve not wanted to purposely paint anybody in a bad light. I’ve...

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Rest and Recuperation in Laos

Rest and Recuperation in Laos

Hi Everybody, I know I’ve been quiet, so I just wanted to pass on a short message. I crossed over the border from China to Laos 7 days ago. I’ve been resting and recuperating in Luang Namtha ever since. It’s a fantastically laid back place. A large portion of my time has been spent at a great cafe called the Forest Retreat. It just happens to be run by a couple of laided back Kiwi’s. Their amazing western menu and...

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Is that the Tourgat Pass? It sure is!! – Leg 2 Complete

Is that the Tourgat Pass? It sure is!! – Leg 2 Complete

Hi everybody, Just a quick note to say Boris, Kiwi Ted and I have made it to the Chinese border. Today we cross over into China over the Tourgat Pass to Kashgar. We are now part of a group of fellow overlanders (6 bikes, 2 trucks and 1 guide). We’ll be crossing over the pass as you read this. It’s an exciting way to end The Stans section and celebrate the completion of Leg 2. Bring on Leg 3!! 35 days across China before heading...

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New Year’s Resolution

New Year’s Resolution

New Year’s Resolution Al Humphreys is an adventurer that I’ve followed closely over the last 18 months. He is an inspiration to me, and many others with his down to earth approach to getting out there and doing adventures, great and small. Al has challenged people to publicly state their New Year’s Resolutions. So I have made my New Years Resolution as follows: ‘Hi Al, My resolution is to travel overland from London...

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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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