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 →

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 →

A night in the Zoo

Day 48: 06/05/19Location: Ostrytsya, Ukraine Miles driven: 80The dates for our Russian visa looming ever closer, it was time to leave Romania and make our way through Ukraine. If I am honest, my expectations were low. I envisioned lots of grey and not much else. Our borrowed Eastern Europe guidebook didn’t have much to offer... Continue Reading →

Roam(ania)

Day 29: 17/04/19Location: Fruska Gora, Serbia - Cebz, RomaniaMiles driven: 95After five fairly average days in Serbia, it was time to move on. The flat landscapes of Romania, and with them, (we hoped) less rain and hotter temperatures, were calling us. The border took 20 minutes to cross. Slowed down firstly by the Serbian customs... Continue Reading →

Never mind the weather…

Day 20: 08/04/19Location: Blagaj, Bosnia & HerzegovinaMiles Driven: 0Rain, cards, more welcome drinks, more rain. We did manage to walk our way up to Blagaj Castle between the rain showers Yet to see any wildlife we don't get at home, we were pretty impressed by the size of this snail on our way up to... Continue Reading →

Morocco 6.10.18 – 29.10.18 (Part 4)

The final instalment of our Moroccan adventure. In case you missed them, check out part 1, part 2, and part 3. Day 17: 22/10/18Location: Azrou (Euro camping)Now well and truly out of the desert, the landscape was strikingly different, and largely used for agriculture with intricate irrigation systems carving their way through the fields. Between farmlands... Continue Reading →

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