A short tour of Lahore

Days 156 & 157: 22-23/08/19Location: Gilgit - Burawi - Khanpur Dam, PakistanMiles Driven: 270Our journey from Gilgit to Lahore gave us our first true taste of the world's worst driving. The first part of the journey was uphill - a lot higher and steeper than we had anticipated. We trundled along hoping that Natalie could... 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 →

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 →

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 →

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