A cold night in the mountains

Day 151: 17/08/19Location: Chutran, PakistanMiles Driven: 58After a week at the Madina Guesthouse we were packing the car ready to leave. Yaqoob (the manager) came over to say good morning and was disappointed to discover that we were leaving. We had told him the previous evening but he had misunderstood and thought we were leaving... Continue Reading →

A big bag of plums

Day 143: 09/08/19Location: Gilgit, PakistanMiles Driven: 68Our day started in a gorgeous wild camping spot, in the valley, not too far from the Hunza river. From the top of the hill came three teenage boys, making their way down the steep mountainside with expertise rivalled only by mountain goats. The previous night Chris had chatted... Continue Reading →

Welcome to Pakistan

Day 136: 02/08/19Location: Khyber, PakistanMiles Driven: 139 "Welcome to Pakistan. Please, take a seat, can I offer you some tea, coffee, water, a cold drink?" Arriving into Pakistan was strange, surreal, and wonderful. There had been so much build up and anticipation before China, and our five days there were so ridiculously agonising and futile,... Continue Reading →

How to go to China with a car (part 3)

As the title suggests, this is the third part of the (not so) thrilling and very long tale of our 5 day trip through China in our British registered car. The trilogy covers our experience of visiting China, from the starting point of researching tour operators, to the end point of exiting China and entering... Continue Reading →

How to go to China with a car (part 2)

As the title suggests, this is the second part of the (not so) thrilling and very long tale of our 5 day trip through China in our British registered car. The trilogy covers our experience of visiting China, from the starting point of researching tour operators, to the end point of exiting China and entering... Continue Reading →

How to go to China with a car (part 1)

(or motorbike, or camper van) To drive from Europe to South-East Asia, no matter your origin or destination there are essentially two routes: one is to enter India via Iran followed by Pakistan, the second is to cross China (with various routes/exit points into Pakistan, Nepal, or Laos). At the time we planned our trip,... Continue Reading →

Guest post: Reflections from 1988

Whilst I (Charlie) spent two weeks at home to celebrate a friend's wedding, Chris' parents, Jane and Alan, flew out to Uzbekistan to keep Chris company. They had previously visited Uzbekistan in 1988 on a trip with Jane's parents, Michael and Peggy. The following post is of their time in Uzbekistan, both in the past... Continue Reading →

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