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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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Visas – What do you need know before you drive to China?

Visas – What do you need know before you drive to China?

Since last year I’ve been researching the visa requirements. I thought I’d describe the requirements for the outward leg of my journey. Ground work The research pointed to doing it a number of ways. Get the visas before I left or on the road. As I have an ambitious plan to see as many countries as possible allied to a tight timeframe, I decided to apply in advance so I didn’t have to wait for applications to be processed....

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The Great Game Expedition Begins

The Great Game Expedition Begins

After 20 months of planning and preparing the trip the time has arrived to begin. The final weeks were hectic and stressful just getting to the start line. But I got there with a load of help from my support team, advisers, helpers and friends. It was truly a team effort to get me on my way. And I just like to say a big thanks to everybody involved. I couldn’t have done this without you all. We departed from RGS last Saturday with my...

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Live Route Tracking Map – Follow My Journey

Adios everybody, I’ve just left London today. I’m cruising towards Dover and a first night near Calais. You can follow my journey via the live route tracking map linked to my Delorme Satellite Tracker. You can zoom in and out by using the options on the left hand side of the map. https://share.delorme.com/JonBeardmore Enjoy You can find this link on the route tab on the website. Share...

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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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