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A Motivational Speech from Kiwi Ted – Fire It Up Big O!!

A Motivational Speech from Kiwi Ted – Fire It Up Big O!!

I recently received this motivational speech from Kiwi Ted Fire it up, Big O!! We are nearly there. It’s just a short 6,000 kms drive back to London. 13 days is plenty of time. We can do it! Challenges are always the toughest towards the end. Remember when you didn’t think we’d make it to the start line but we did. Stay strong. The end is near. Recent Events Who could have predicted we would drive straight into a snow...

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Merry Flippin Christmas – A Letter from Boris

Merry Flippin Christmas – A Letter from Boris

Dear Jonny, What do you think your playing at mate?! I’ve been faithfully carrying you around the Central Asian continent for 8 months now and how do you repay me? You get us stranded in Zahedan, Iran. The one country in the region where you can’t access any cash to buy your way out of trouble, and the one region in the country where security is so high you can’t move around to get me fixed. This is a fine pickle...

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Disaster Strikes in Iran, The Nightmare before Xmas (in Zahedan) & The 6 Disciples of Boris

Disaster Strikes in Iran, The Nightmare before Xmas (in Zahedan) & The 6 Disciples of Boris

I received a friendly welcome from the Iranian border guards and was directed towards immigration and customs. They took my paperwork and told me to sit and wait. 2 hours later I was free to go. Well, free to go with an escort. They weren’t over just yet. Baluchistan is a troublesome area in the region and it runs across both Pakistan and Iran. I wasn’t going to escape my escorts until somewhere after Bam. I hoped that I would...

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The Badlands of Baluchistan, A Braking Boris & Holidaying in Quetta

The Badlands of Baluchistan, A Braking Boris & Holidaying in Quetta

Armed with my Iranian visa I set off for the border. Seven smooth days with no problems, then I’d be out of the region’s trouble spots and safely in Iran enjoying the famed hospitality I’d heard so much about. My first stop on the tour of Southern Pakistan was the city of Bahawalpur. Mansoor’s mate Ahmed had offered me a spare bed which I was only to happy to accept. As I got closer to Baluchistan and safety...

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Half-time – The journey east is complete, the journey west awaits

Half-time – The journey east is complete, the journey west awaits

Hi All, Almost 2 years to the day, after I got up at an Escape the City meet up in London, and asked if ‘Anybody fancied going for a drive?’, I find myself in Kuala Lumpur at the end of Leg 3. After 126 days on the road, 19 countries, 14,000 miles, 22,500 kms, Legs 1, 2 & 3, 10 Boris services, 3 borders crossed without the right paperwork, 2 x-rays, and one dodgy wrist, I’ve reached the end point of my journey east....

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