Yes yes, we know you’ve guessed the ending by now, and yes, it is shocking that this is somehow over a year late already. But nevermind, everyone knew what would happen at the end of the movie ‘Titanic’ and that was still a blockbuster… Let’s just get on with the show: Day 419 – Tuesday, June … Continue reading
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What will we Chekhov our list? Will we get out what we Putin? Or will we just be Russian’ thru?
Hello again there, remember us? We’ve been dragging our feet a little with this post haven’t we? Sorry about that, well by now I’m sure you’ve figured out that we made it back to lands-less-foreign – and unfortunately recounting our tales has had to sit on the back burner until now – until old friends … Continue reading
Mongolia – When the Camel got the Hump, and other stories.
Day 386 – Thursday, May 15th 2014 Finally we’d arrived in the country whose very name means ‘out there’, a whole lot of our trip had been leading up to this moment – come to think of it, our choice of vehicle, route, and timing had all been influenced it – there’s no getting around … Continue reading
Fine China 2: Caves, Graves, and Ivor Misbehaves
Day 371 – Wednesday, April 30th 2014 Panda Day!!! Woop woop!! Yep, it’s true that we saw the fluff-balls on our way south through China, but why not go and check them out again? It’s not every day you’re in Chengdu now is it? We’d taken buses to go and see the bamboo munchers to … Continue reading
Fine China 1: 7 days near Tibet
Day 358 – Thursday, April 17th 2014 So, according to or original plan, round about now we should have loaded Ivor back in a container, to be shoved onto a vessel bound for Vladivostock in Russia. Thankfully, our internet searches for other travellers, and a good guiding experience with Uncle Lun, meant we could avoid … Continue reading
Laos: Caving Delights, Water Fights, and Ivor’s Plight
Day 340 – Sunday, March 30th 2014 Our first mistake, and perhaps our most significant, came within minutes of entering the country. Having refused to pay petty bribes to the Cambodian border officials just moments early we were brimming with confidence in the ‘cross your arms and refuse to pay’ technique. Our error was to … Continue reading
Day 322 – Wednesday, March 12th 2014 Our first taste of Cambodia would be their corrupt border officials, and their amateurish attempt to relieve us of 200 Thai Baht with a hand written sign at the Visa payment desk. With a little confidence behind us, having dealt with quite a few borders on this trip, … Continue reading
Thailand, for the 3rd time.
Day 316 – Thursday, March 6th 2014 It was nice to wake up to birds chirping, but we once again had some miles to cover. We headed with some of the others to the Tesco in town, and picked up supplies before having a parking lot breakfast. We waved our goodbyes and got on the … Continue reading
On the road to Mandalay, Where the flyin’ fishes play…. (Burma)
Rudyard Kipling, despite being famed for his exceedingly good cakes, had only briefly been to Burma when he penned the verse above in his poem Mandalay, having only moored briefly at Rangoon on his way to Japan he could not possibly have visited the City that he refers to so lovingly. However, while we’re referencing authors, and … Continue reading
NE India 2: Finding our Roots
Day 294 – Wednesday, February 12th 2014 Getting an early start after a breakfast on the gas station forecourt, we arrived in Guwahati, the largest city in the north-east by quite some margin, at around 2:30. We were forced to negotiate quite hard against the cities many one way systems before we were permitted to … Continue reading