California Dreaming

So the thesis is done and job interviews are over – it’s time to hit the road again.  Here is a little video about our travels in Central Asia. Making this video has got us all excited about getting back

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13,000km later…

10 punctures, 2 crashes, 3 ferries, 2 taxis, 2 trucks, 4 trains and over 13,000km of cycling later…and I had made it to Singapore in time for Christmas. Woohoo!!! What a feeling!  The final week of cycling was a bit

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Solo to Singapore

During the planning stage we had both agreed to try and learn some languages.  I volunteered to dust off my Spanish whilst Nick was much more enthusiastic.  He signed up to a Turkish course (taught in French as he was

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Letting the train take the strain…sort of

In China the previously rather wiggly line that marked our progress on the map became a very straight one. This wasn’t due to one enormous Roman style road (although I wouldn’t put it past the capabilities of Chinese engineers) but

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Ice Road Truckers

Firstly I’d like to apologise that it’s been so long since the last blog post.  People have always told me it is better to right things down whilst they are still fresh in your memory.  Luckily for me however crossing

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3 great reasons to give

We wanted to write a blog post to remind everyone about the three great charities we are raising money for.  After Nick started his attempt with: “Oi, give us money people.” …it was decided I would write it, so here

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You take the high road and I’ll take the…also the high road I guess

It has been said that it is easier to do the impossible if you don’t know that it is impossible. Which is excellent advice. Except that we sort of thought this bit might be impossible. Kyrgyzstan is a land of

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Winter is Coming

After having left Jess in the lurch for far too long whilst I was trying to finish my thesis, I finally handed it in and flew out to join her. Jess had jumped into a shared taxi near Samarkand in

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Out of Steppe

So far on this trip I have been lucky enough to have friends and family come out to visit at various points.  Weirdly, on reaching Central Asia, the offers to come and visit dried up.  Which is odd because Central

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Crawling across the Caspian

This part was always going to be a bit tricky. If you want to travel around the world overland, you have limited route options.  Originally we had planned to go south via Iran, Pakistan and India before crossing into Myanmar

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