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Where do we go from here?

Where do we go from here?

Ian’s plans change after he meets Zimi and Uwe in Ulaanabaatar. He decides  to carry on for another month across Siberia to Magadan


Mongolia part 2

Mongolia part 2

Imagine riding Lands End to John O Groats without touching tarmac. That’s Mongolia. At 1,564,116 square kilometres (603,909 sq mi), Mongolia is the 19th largest and the most sparsely populated independent country in the world, with a population of around 2.9 million people, of which 45% live … [read more]


Mongolia, Part 1, the vast wilderness

Mongolia, Part 1, the vast wilderness

GHENGIS KHAN, the most famous Mongol, whom the people are still immensely proud off today. In the chaos of the late 12th century, a chieftain named Temüjin finally succeeded in uniting the Mongol tribes between Manchuria and the Altai Mountains. In 1206, he took the … [read more]


It’s all gone quiet…….

It's all gone quiet.......

Those of you who are also following Shaun on his Facebook page will be aware that the intrepid wanderer has lost his laptop charger! I’d love to say that it was whilst navigating the unforgiving tracks in Kazakhstan but that would be fibbing  as he … [read more]


Kazakhstan, it nearly goes Pete Tong

Kazakhstan, it nearly goes Pete Tong

We had time to make up so it needed to be a long slog up the road of nearly 750 miles. of high speed pot hole dodging I was just thinking this area should be called Flatistan and that I’d have nothing to put in … [read more]


Kazakhstan, Alamty now this is what I call service

We were heading for Almaty the largest city in Kazakhstan. On the outskirts we discussed options for hotels, a no star flea pit or luxury and decadence? We opted for something mid range price wise according to our information, set the sat nav and followed … [read more]


Kyrgyzstan, the Bishkek Help Desk

Kyrgyzstan, the Bishkek Help Desk

Apart from the option of Ian’s help I’d messaged Lyndon about the radiator problem as Lyndon the bike builder was about a week behind us. He also got in touch with our internet godfather Walter the guru for all things adventure bike travel in Central … [read more]


Kyrgyzstan, things go rapidly down hill.

Kyrgyzstan, things go rapidly down hill.

Moving on from the luxury of Osh our next hotel is an old crumbling Soviet relic with some very dodgy electrics as you’ll see in the pictures. To be fair it is been renovated floor by floor but we get the work in progress floor. … [read more]


Into Kyrgyzstan our 18th country

Into Kyrgyzstan our 18th country

(This is for John, who wanted words as well as pictures…..it’s great to know I’ve got at least one regular reader, cheers mate) After finishing the amazing Bartang Valley Road we came out onto the Pamir Highway, the second highest Highway in the world, much … [read more]


Tajikistan, my best ever ride, the Bartang Valley

Tajikistan, my best ever ride, the Bartang Valley

I thought it couldn’t get any better than the Wakkan Corridor but I was wrong. The 2 days riding the Bartang Valley surpassed absolutely anywhere I’ve ridden in my life, Europe or Africa. We camped out in the wilds,  washing in a stream. This track … [read more]


Uzbekistan Buhkara delights to sleeping under the stars

Uzbekistan Buhkara delights to sleeping under the stars

  Words and pictures together at last instead of random pictures and copy. Hey I’m getting the hang of this blog lark, probably much to Jame’s amusement. Still can’t find the spell check though so please excuse any typo’s I prefer riding to writing.


Uzbekistan pictures including the text at last!!!

Uzbekistan pictures including the text at last!!!

Uzbekistan greeted with with a present. After the longest border crossing yet, a total of 5 hours getting out of Kazakhstan and into Uzbekistan my front tyre was flat. Certainly not the bloody greeting I wished for though to be honest it was a compression … [read more]