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 →

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 →

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 →

Norwich’s Serbian Twin

13/04/19 - We were directed by a local to "the main road to Belgrade" Day 26: 14/04/19Location: Fair and Square Hostel, Belgrade, SerbiaMiles Driven: 0Expecting to spend the whole day revelling in the sites of Serbia's capital, we were slightly disappointed when after just a couple of hours, we had seen all of sights within... Continue Reading →

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