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Ruins of Turkey

Ruins of Turkey

Great societies have lived in Turkey for millennium. No matter where you go there are ruins of these past empires and civilizations. When making a circular route within a country by motorcycle the primary objective changes. Our normal mode is to head in a general...
The Plan

The Plan

The idea for this trip came when we met in Sierra Leone. We were both working there and got talking one night after several Star beers. We both agreed it would be a great trip to one day do with someone, and it was put firmly into the category of ‘one...
First days in Asia

First days in Asia

We left on Saturday on a Qatar airways flight from Edinburgh, the first leg into Doha in Qatar was ok, plenty legroom and a few drams to keep me happy, even the food was ok. One thing that did worry me briefly was the route of the plane, it skirted by the Ukraine,...
Alexandria

Alexandria

  They say the English invented bureaucracy, and Egyptians perfected it. Luckily, the latter are also extremely helpful, as the meander of government buildings and bureaus, translators and happy stampings are as complex as their ancient hieroglyphics… Thank Allah...

How to get there!!

One of the major issues facing the team at the moment is planning how to get from Turkey to Egypt. Originally I imagine driving all the way around the Med was the ideal choice. Interesting history, cultures and less logistical hassle. However there are a few issues...
Crossing to Jordan and first meal:)

Crossing to Jordan and first meal:)

After a really long drive in Syria we entered Jordan via Jaber, which is probably one of the most used border crossing by visitors. The whole process with paper work took us around two hours. We got our visas at the border – 20JD (Jordan Dinar) =  around 30 USD (and...
The journey south

The journey south

Well, at some point, we knew we would have to point Brodie south and return to South Africa.  We have no interested in tackling Egypt or Syria.  We didn’t see very much of South Africa earlier in the year, and so we have saved this as the final country on our...
SYRIA Part 1

SYRIA Part 1

  Many of you asked us, how we managed to cross Syria as situation inside the country hasn’t  been clear. We were in Syria only one day, but it was one of the most unforgettable days, we are going to remember for long… Visas Our adventure with Syria started...
USA… Reload !!

USA… Reload !!

  Mrs. B arrives in New York looking like she just stepped off a safari vehicle… After a flight lasting a little more than 15 and a half hours, Patricia and I finally arrived in New York. We were both excited for a number of reasons. Not only were we looking...
SYRIA part II

SYRIA part II

On the border Decision had been made – we decided to cross Syria via Kasab. The first thing we heard from the first guy we met on the Syrian border was:  “Welcome to Syria and ohhh…. how do they say..God bless you”… The welcome part was not really encouraging, rather...
Update Time :)

Update Time :)

Gemma: Hi all, just wanted to give you a quick update on what’s going on and what’s new. Firstly, I’ve had a Birthday and I’m now 26 and feeling rather old, thankfully we have been that busy I haven’t had too much time to dwell on it! We have been route planning,...

Route worries and shipping

So right now we’re in a position whereby we’re struggling to plan a route to get into Africa. As said before, we were originally looking at catching a ferry from Italy across to Tunisia, and then drive east through Libya, into Egypt. For obvious safety reasons it’s...

A Sweaty Border Crossing

I was sweating, but it wasn’t because I was wearing a pair of woollen socks given to me by a friend’s mother, motorcycle socks, thick thermal-ish tights from Turkey, pants, knee protectors, motorcycle pants, motorcycle boots, a bra, merino top, merino jersey, one pink...
Welcome to Syria

Welcome to Syria

Was pretty much how we we greeted most of the time. “Welcome! Welcome!” I rate it was genuine as tourists are somewhat scarce these days. The only time we found it a bit contradictory was coming through the border when they were rummaging through all of our luggage...
Welcome to Syria

Welcome to Syria

  At the Syrian borders all the prats must be grouped together for the job of custom inspections. These guys basically empty all of your belongings onto a table and then go through them. About 4 or 5 prats do it simultaneously, which makes it difficult to keep an...