Home Top

About Around The World In 800 Days

Andy Smith and Emma Smart are two valiant adventurers who are driving around the entire world stopping occasionally to help out at chosen charities for a month at a time.

Trip Start: 2013-12-31 Trip End: 2012-06-01 .

Author Archive | Around The World In 800 Days

Picture

Monks and Military

Read the original post and follow Around The World In 800 Days's overland adventures on their website: Around The World In 800 Days - Blog.


Two worlds of war and peace are forced together in Western Kosovo where a 700-year old Serbian Orthodox Christian monastery quietly nestles amongst chestnut groves in a mountain valley. The approaching road displays evidence that racial tensions still exist here-…

Best Investments

Read the original post and follow Around The World In 800 Days's overland adventures on their website: Around The World In 800 Days - Blog.


With a very limited budget, as well as frequently being presented with a wide range of items of varying price and quality, we spent a lot of time deciding where best to splash our cash when purchasing our adventure equipment.…
2654816_orig

Driving the Croatian Coast

Read the original post and follow Around The World In 800 Days's overland adventures on their website: Around The World In 800 Days - Blog.


It’s predominantly a German motorist tourist’s playground but if you have the time to drive the thousand miles necessary to reach Rijeka in Croatia you have a country of spectacular coastal roads to enjoy. Unfortunately this is only really an…
4353038_orig

From sofa to steering wheel

Read the original post and follow Around The World In 800 Days's overland adventures on their website: Around The World In 800 Days - Blog.


After two travelling months we are comfortably back into our nomadic lifestyle but the transition from sofa to steering wheel is always a testing one. Routine. This changes dramatically, generally we don’t know where we will be sleeping each night.…
4400205

Kurentovanje

Read the original post and follow Around The World In 800 Days's overland adventures on their website: Around The World In 800 Days - Blog.


For the last 54 years the people of Ptuj in Slovenia have been celebrating the end of winter with a festival called Kurentovanje. The 11-day rite of spring and fertility is most likely connected to Slovene mythology and Slavic Paganism.…
6033802_orig

Back on the road

Read the original post and follow Around The World In 800 Days's overland adventures on their website: Around The World In 800 Days - Blog.


The Toyota Hilux is renowned for its tank-like qualities, despite this, a trip like ours really takes its toll on the vehicle.  Our time back home has gave us the opportunity to do some essential work on poor Bee-bee and…
9740420_orig

Bee-bee on the Blink

Read the original post and follow Around The World In 800 Days's overland adventures on their website: Around The World In 800 Days - Blog.


Bee-bee certainly picks her moments… The first time she broke down was in Russia when the alternator died and the battery ran flat leaving us stranded across a railway line! Last weekend she again threw her toys from the pram…
2215990_orig

Sarah groves AUCTION

Read the original post and follow Around The World In 800 Days's overland adventures on their website: Around The World In 800 Days - Blog.


Back in April 2013, whilst in Morocco, I received some shocking news from home. A friend of mine had been, for no apparent reason, brutally murdered on a houseboat on Dal Lake, Kashmir. Sarah Groves was just 25 when her…
8910186_orig

Inland Spain – escaping the hordes

Read the original post and follow Around The World In 800 Days's overland adventures on their website: Around The World In 800 Days - Blog.


Spain is a country of contrast and often unjustly reputed as a haven for holidaymakers seeking competitive tanning, cheap lager and meals from photo-board menus. But escape the coastal concentration of package tour masses and head inland where an unspoilt,…
9656579_orig

80 Days until 800 days!

Read the original post and follow Around The World In 800 Days's overland adventures on their website: Around The World In 800 Days - Blog.


In 1873, Jules Verne’s Phileas Fogg set off to circumnavigate the earth in 80 days on a £20,000 bet.141 years later and we’re taking a more leisurely approach, giving ourselves 800 days to travel around the world. More or less.…
9656579_orig1

80 Days until 800 days!

Read the original post and follow Around The World In 800 Days's overland adventures on their website: Around The World In 800 Days - Blog.


In 1873, Jules Verne’s Phileas Fogg set off to circumnavigate the earth in 80 days on a £20,000 bet. 141 years later and we’re taking a more leisurely approach, giving ourselves 800 days to travel around the world. More or…
7826115_orig

TAPAS; What, With, Where, Who?

Read the original post and follow Around The World In 800 Days's overland adventures on their website: Around The World In 800 Days - Blog.


Olive, almond, shrimp, potato, octopus, salami, chorizo, sardine, frittata, anchovy, peanut, manchego, salmon, pate, bruschetta, steak, croquette, sausage, calamari, chip. TAPASCerveca, red wine, white wine, rose wine, sparkling water, g&t, sangria, rum & coke, on the rocks, champagne, lime soda,…
7826115_orig1

TAPAS; What, With, Where, Who?

Read the original post and follow Around The World In 800 Days's overland adventures on their website: Around The World In 800 Days - Blog.


Olive, almond, shrimp, potato, octopus, salami, chorizo, sardine, frittata, anchovy, peanut, manchego, salmon, pate, bruschetta, steak, croquette, sausage, calamari, chip. TAPAS Cerveza, red wine, white wine, rose wine, sparkling water, g&t, sangria, rum & coke, on the rocks, champagne, lime…
1685230_orig

Costa del Shanty

Read the original post and follow Around The World In 800 Days's overland adventures on their website: Around The World In 800 Days - Blog.


Restricted by wild camping ‘rules’ in built-up Europe we frequently succumbed to regimented official campgrounds. We discovered our single-night ‘touring’ system left us in the minority. Dominating these expanses of enclosed sandy lanes and numbered plots were row upon row…
1685230_orig1

Costa del Shanty

Read the original post and follow Around The World In 800 Days's overland adventures on their website: Around The World In 800 Days - Blog.


Restricted by wild camping ‘rules’ in built-up Europe we frequently succumbed to regimented official campgrounds. We discovered our single-night ‘touring’ system left us in the minority. Dominating these expanses of enclosed sandy lanes and numbered plots were row upon row…
1501286_orig1

In Memory of Mum

Read the original post and follow Around The World In 800 Days's overland adventures on their website: Around The World In 800 Days - Blog.


Regular followers of our blog will know that ‘adventuring’ has been temporarily on hold since August 2012 so we could spend some time with my parents, both of whom had been diagnosed with Cancer. Sadly on the 3rd February my…
1501286_orig

In Memory of Mum

Read the original post and follow Around The World In 800 Days's overland adventures on their website: Around The World In 800 Days - Blog.


Regular followers of our blog will know that ‘adventuring’ has been temporarily on hold since August 2012 so we could spend some time with my parents, both of whom had been diagnosed with Cancer. Sadly on the 3rd February my…
5335593_orig

What’s All the Fez About?

Read the original post and follow Around The World In 800 Days's overland adventures on their website: Around The World In 800 Days - Blog.


The gateway Bab Boujeloud stands proudly as the entrance to the ancient city of Fes, beckoning you to enter through its asymmetrical opening into the frantic bustle beyond. From here the streets taper into narrow passageways of vibrant city dwellers.…
5335593_orig1

What’s All the Fez About?

Read the original post and follow Around The World In 800 Days's overland adventures on their website: Around The World In 800 Days - Blog.


The gateway Bab Boujeloud stands proudly as the entrance to the ancient city of Fes, beckoning you to enter through its asymmetrical opening into the frantic bustle beyond. From here the streets taper into narrow passageways of vibrant city dwellers.…

Connect with other Overlanders!

Join our

Overland Group

FBGroup

×