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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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Leg 5 of 5 – Turkey to London

Leg 5 – Istanbul, Turkey to London, UK This is the leg that is most open to change. I may well be ahead or behind on my schedule. I may well be love with living on Boris that I don’t want to stop. Most likely I’ll have had enough and will need to return home to earn a few pounds. This could just as easily be a 4 – 5 week section. If I keep to the current plan I’ll arrive back in London just before my birthday...

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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...

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