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Mechanics in Bangkok

Mechanics in Bangkok

Once again, we had problems with our brakes. This was a recurring theme of the trip sadly. We’d first noticed a slight veer to one side on braking back in Kyrgyzstan, and despite our best efforts, and the efforts of not one but two genuine Land Rover garages...
Almaty – another lesson in assumptions

Almaty – another lesson in assumptions

Our main mission for Almaty was to check in to a cheap hostel whilst trying to track down a mechanic to fix our rapidly failing alternator. Things didn’t quite turn out that way. We expected that this second stint into Kazakhstan would be a 1400km dash north,...
Aktau to the Uzbek border

Aktau to the Uzbek border

Kazakhstan!! (For the first time). First impressions: Big, sandy, dusty with lots of nodding donkey oil wells. The drive north east from Aktau to Beynau was on roads of mixed quality. There is an extensive program of road building (seemingly with Chinese funding), and...
Chapter 28/Kazakhstan

Chapter 28/Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan, the most economically advanced of the ‘Stans’ (thanks to its reserves of oil, natural gas and minerals) is the ninth-biggest country in the World. With land of 2.7 million sq km, is about the size of Western Europe meanwhile its population is just over 17...
A Spring in the Steppe

A Spring in the Steppe

The true heart of Kazakhstan can be found in its vast steppe land, at times stretching to an infinite horizon in every direction. The world’s ninth largest country, a third of Kazakhstan’s colossal land area is steppe, an indication of just how immense...
Bewaffneter Raubüberfall auf uns

Bewaffneter Raubüberfall auf uns

In der Nacht zum 08.10.2014 wurden wir Opfer eines bewaffneten Raubüberfalls auf der Campsite der Fat Monkeys Lodge in Cape Maclear Gegen 2 Uhr in der Nacht standen plötzlich 4 mit Macheten bewaffnete junge Männer vor dem Hanomag und griffen Verena, die gerade noch...

You Tube Videos

Hello All!  Just a quick update from the beautiful city of Prague, there is another post on it’s way shortly but in the meantime…. We have loaded a couple more YouTube videos – a quick one of Charyn Canyon in Kazakhstan and the other is of some sections of the...
Welcome to Kazakhstan

Welcome to Kazakhstan

After our indulgent evening with like-minded cohorts Stephen and Caroline, the morning greeted us a little too early along with the slight reminder of the previous nights drinking habits. Anyway we packed and headed for a supermarket which proved OK to locate but a...

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