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Chapter 13/Iran

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The Islamic Republic of Iran, a place I had promised myself that I would go back to after my unsuccessful attempt in 2011. This time we entered from the Iran -Azerbaijan borders and the city of Astara. With the bureaucracy…

Stopover ~ Singapore Style

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Stopovers. In our experience, they’re generally a waste of time, money, and effort. At various times we have decided to break up a long flight with a stopover in, say, JFK, and I have to say, they never live up…

Lao and its dirty, evil, little secret

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We spend leisurely days in Luang Prabang, the reputed tourist hub of Lao and our official gateway to South East Asia. We’ve already been in the country for over a month and are only starting to feel well rested. China…

Chapter 12

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This is neither Europe nor Asia. Azerbaijan is a tangle of contradictions and contrasts, a centre of ancient empires and at the same time a “new” nation rapidly emerging on a petroleum-funded new economy.Let me start from the beginning…

Enticing Mui Ne

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We pulled into town on the afternoon bus from Saigon. Heat waves shimmered off the pavement, and the smell of pungent fish sauce assaulted our sinuses. Saigon, our entry point into Vietnam, had been sheer chaos. Amazing, intriguing, delicious and…

Chapter 9

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After saying goodbye to the Mediterranean Sea, we started heading inland to our next destination. This time it was Cappadocia, a gifted place that looks like it was plucked from a fairytale and set down upon the Anatolian plains. In…

Chapter 8

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From the beginning of this trip I have been talking to Rochelle about my favorite place in Turkey and our upcoming destination Kas. It may not sport the finest beaches in the region but it’s centrally located, has a mellow…

Next stop….. Mediterranean Coast

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-Driving the streets along the turquoise coast  ? “Magical!!!!!!!!”. -Heading to some of the best beaches that the Mediterranean has?  ”Exceptional!!!!!!!!!!!”   . -Experiencing the best hospitality there is out there? “Unforgettable!!!!!!!!!!!” -Feeling home away from home? “Unbeatable!!!!!!!!!!!!” Traveling could not…

Chapter 7

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…….we kept on  going through our Turkey Adventure. From Bodrum we  decided  to skip some kilometres and instead take the small ferry boat to Datca.(there is a longer road going all around the peninsula if you are keen on driving)Far…

Turkey’s Aegean Coast

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With all the time in our side ,we explored as well as enjoyed the variety of attractions that this coast of Turkey has on offer. Check out our latest video and if you like it, make sure you subscribe in…

Chapter 6

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A richly historical land with some of the best cuisine you will ever taste, one of the world’s greatest cities and scenery from white-sand beaches to soaring mountains,this is Asian Turkey and as there is so many things to see…

Heading East……

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This video is the last part of the first section of our trip that now is completed . We crossed  8 countries  of Europe  in 2 month time and our way now is clearly heading East. Our overland stories from…

SACH PASS

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TANDI AND UDAIPUR At Keylong we turn to Tandi and thence to Udaipur. The road is reasonable and we come through a very rural area, which extends into an ever-narrowing gap. As a Dutchman, you would get claustrophobia.The people there…

SACH LA PAS

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TANDI AND UDAIPUR At Keylong we turn to Tandi and thence to Udaipur. The road is reasonable and we come through a very rural area, which extends into an ever-narrowing gap. As a Dutchman, you would get claustrophobia.The people there…

Chapter 5

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So yes, now Bulgaria was next. For me it was the third visit and for Rochelle the first. The previous two times that I came by here, I must admit that I wasn’t impressed by the country, something that didn’t…

Jerusalem A Glow

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After a lazy start and a breakfast that would make Marie Antoinette blush I followed the signs towards Beer Sheva en route to the city of Jerusalem.  The ride up through the Negev desert was a warm welcome to…

Reunited!

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After three weeks in England following Landy’s progress on the shipping tracking websites we flew back out to Istanbul to be reunited. A last minute delay in his leaving Port Said meant we had a few days longer in Istanbul…

Overstroming Kashmir

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LEH CONTROLES Regelmatig worden we gecontroleerd op paspoort, visa, autopapieren en het overbekende waar ga je heen, waar kom je vandaan? From here to there, zoals we in Afrika veel invulden, lukt hier niet. Maar met name Ronald wordt er…

Desbravando Istambul

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A importância de Istambul na história recente se dá principalmente pela sua localização, além de ligar o continente Europeu ao Asiático também tem o estreito de Bósforo que liga o Mar Negro ao Mar Egeu e é uma importante rota.…

SPITI VALLEY

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VAN MANALI NAAR SPITI VALLEY Alweer worden we uitgenodigd voor een paar overnachtingen, dit keer in een hotel/kasteel in Manali. We krijgen een topkamer voor een sterk gereduceerde prijs, maar zo langzamerhand wordt het tijd weer te gaan kamperen, want…