Whacky Wagah (Part 2: The Closing Ceremony)

Days 165-167: 31/08/19-02-09/19Location: Amritsar, IndiaMiles Driven: 4We had a few days at the hotel, ticking bits off of our never-ending to do list. This included servicing the car - a task that we are undertaking every 5000 miles during the trip. The hotel parking was right next to the street, so, much to the joy... Continue Reading →

Wacky Wagah (Part 1: Crossing the border)

Day 160: 26/8/19Location: Amritsar, IndiaMiles Driven: 49With only a few days before our Pakistan visa expired, it was time to say goodbye. Unfortunately for India, our arrival into the country did not provide a great example of the country or its people. Writing this several weeks later, I'm afraid to say that it set the... 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 →

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 →

The Mother and the Monks

Day 56: 14/05/19Location: Kiev - Dubovychi, Ukraine Miles driven: 172Our morning was spent with Alan (who was also staying at our hostel) at Pechersk Lavra, also known as the Monastery of the Caves. We bought candles to light our way through the narrow labyrinthian underground passages in which dead monks have been laid to rest... Continue Reading →

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