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 →

Nothing to see in Kazakhstan

Day 64: 22/05/19Location: Uralsk, KazakhstanMiles Driven: 0Our first couple of days in Kazakhstan were spent catching up on various jobs: withdrawing local currency, purchasing a local sim card, washing our clothes and bedding at the launderette, and filling up the fridge. We stayed in a cheap hostel that was cheap for a reason. The decor... Continue Reading →

The road from Russia to Kazakhstan

Small detour near to Saratov (Russia) to the landing site of the first man in space - Yuri Gagarin Days 57 to 62: 15/05/19 - 20/05/19Location: Rylsk to Ozinki, RussiaMiles Driven: 906Despite being nearly 1000 miles, our journey through Russia (from Ukraine to Kazakhstan) was more or less a straight easterly line on more or... Continue Reading →

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