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As the plane landed in Dubai airport, we put behind the good and the bad of our adventure in Iran and said hello to the UAE. We spent the next 3 days in Mina Rashid Port trying to get the cars out of Customs but for more details about this in our next post with the [...]

Chapter16/Oman

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As the plane landed in Dubai airport, we put behind the good and the bad of our adventure in Iran and said hello to the UAE. We spent the next 3 days in Mina Rashid Port trying to get the…
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Desert trails

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Another night that reminded us that we weren’t all that far from civilisation. As we were dropping off to sleep, we were shocked awake by the sounds of engines! My first thought was that we hadn’t avoided the dune bashers…
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Chapter15/Iran

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……..Then there was Shiraz, a city that has become synonymous with education, poetry and wine. Unfortunately the last one is no longer cultivated here. After locating ourselves in the centre and securing Voukefalas, we decided to spend our time exploring…
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Chapter 14/Iran

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Further into our quest we headed to Esfahan. This is Iran’s No1 tourist destination and there is a very good reason for this. Its gathering of tree-lined boulevards,Persian gardens and important Islamic buildings gives the city a visual appeal…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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.…
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Primeiro dia em Istambul, Turquia.

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Istambul é um caos e ao mesmo tempo um encanto de cidade. O transito é caótico, o calor insuportável, existe um cheiro típico da mistura de todas as comidas que estão sendo vendidas na rua e ao mesmo tempo é…
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Caminho da Turquia…

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Alguns lugares na nossa rota tem um gostinho especial pela sua localização e pelo que significa, a Turquia seria nosso ponto mais a leste na Europa e também significa que tínhamos cruzado todo o Leste Europeu e os Balcãs com…

Last days in Africa

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We left Alexandria at 8:15 on Monday morning. Traffic was still a bit sleepy at that time of the day – good for us. Still took us a long time to worm our way out of this giant city, and…
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Georgia 6 – Food, 6-2014

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Years ago when we traveled in Mexico we used to laugh at people coming south with their motorhomes, cupboards full canned food, on the assumption that people in Mexico didn’t have any. Now, as we travel through some of the…
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Georgia 5, 6-2014

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We had been looking forward to Georgian wines since we had our last sip of Italian Nero d’Avila. To our disappointment, most of the stores in Georgia stocked plenty of beer, vodka and juices, but rarely more than a few…

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