For sheer WTF value Turkmenistan is off the charts! The border should have been a warning for us. 5 hours through here for what was essentially a big show with no real substance. I changed some money into the local currency and the mono-browed angry, clenched woman behind the desk wouldn’t accept any of my …More
Next came the Iranian Border: and it was very easy. A Turkish gentleman who just likes to help and practices his language skills by getting travellers through the border made the ordeal through the Iranian border a breeze.
A cursory check of the vehicle by bored officials and then into the Persian side where I was …More
Hey there again!
I just wanted to mention a couple of things and maybe explain a few things a little better for you:
I’m not a lonely planet kind of guide. So you may find my blog a little short of detail sometimes. But I have to tell you that I’m trying to give you a snippet …More
The next morning we woke to a great day (it wasn’t sunny of course, in the UK if it’s not raining it’s a great day) and were approached by Cameron and Sean, a couple of guys from another team whose Ambulance broke down, to see if they could tag along. Sure! We managed to get …More
A big part of my trip is this thing called the Mongol Rally. I met my teammate, Josh, online.
And no this isn’t a big, weird, date…
The Rally details are here…
It has been decided that filling a second hand ambulance with as much food, people, beer and camping gear as it will carry and then …More
History of the Trans Siberian Railway
The Transiberian train, the longest continuous railway and certainly one of the most impressive in the world. It has been around for over a century. When it comes to historical significance, this may not sound too impressive. But that’s only until you realize that the original plans for the world’s …More