content top

Patna to Varanasi – Madness on the Roads heading to the Holiest of Cities

Patna to Varanasi – Madness on the Roads heading to the Holiest of Cities

The drive to Purnia went so smoothly I was there by lunchtime. By smoothly it was the standard chaos but with only one overturned truck in the middle of the highway to dodge. Having reach my planned destination for the day I decided to have a crack at making Patna by nightfall. It was turned out to be the biggest risk I’d taken on the journey to date. As the roads clogged up it became obvious I wasn’t going to make it before...

Read More

Kolkata – The Sights, The Customs and The Land of the Long Blasting Horn

Kolkata – The Sights, The Customs and The Land of the Long Blasting Horn

Exiting from Kolkata airport into the Indian air was an assault on the senses I’ve experienced only once before. The last time I was in India!! It was early evening by the time I collected my bags and headed into town to find my hotel. The road was filled Kolkata’s synonymous yellow taxi’s, it’s colourfully decorated old buses and what seems like a million autos (motorised Tuk Tuk). With horns blasting, they all...

Read More

Malaysia – A Race, A Game, A Birthday And A Boat

Malaysia – A Race, A Game, A Birthday And A Boat

Exiting Thailand was really easy. Entering Malaysia was just about as simple. A small fee (3.80 Ringgit) and a stamp of the passport was step one. Easy. A visit to the immigration inspection booth lead me to the office of the head honcho to get my carnet de passage (Boris’ passport) stamped and I was in. Easy. I was aware I need some 3rd party car insurance. They were 100 metres past the entrance. A small fee for one month and I was...

Read More

Hello India – Leg 4 begins

Hello India – Leg 4 begins

Hello India, It’s great to be back!! After an extended stay in Singapore (waiting for my delayed vessel to leave Port Klang) I flew back to Kuala Lumpur to collect my shipping documents, and then onto Kolkata on Tuesday. It was a great few weeks relaxing but I’ve been getting itchy feet waiting to get back on the road. I’m now in central Kolkata and have begun the process of arranging for Boris’ container to clear...

Read More

Leg 4 of 5 – Bangladesh to Turkey

Leg 4 – Chittagong, Bangladesh to Istanbul, Turkey Upon extracting Boris from customs (in either Bangladesh or India) the journey west begins. While in Nepal there is a temptation to try and visit Tibet without Boris. Heading into Pakistan could be interesting, though I’ve been assured that it’s fine. Not that I’m planning to spend long in the Balochistan region in the south. If not then plan b would be to ship to...

Read More
content top
%d bloggers like this: