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Follow The Route for 2074 Kms…

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And we did. The drive west from Chita proved to be quite picturesque. Glimpses of snow capped peaks with icy streams and road elevations touching 3600ft. The highway however was in a bad state of disrepair. Now I love driving…

Break Glass in Case of Emergency!

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Monday and Yuri is on the phone – the container has arrived! Although we were ultra keen to pick up our Patrol, the week had been filled with sightseeing and relaxation that took the edge off the delay. Another trip…

Oh! Those Russians

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Apologies to everyone, it’s been a long time between post’s and much has happened, I won’t bore you with the details but instead try and dazzle you with the highlights!! A quick overnight stop in Incheon South Korea en route…

Into the White

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Time for a long-awaited update… After a few weeks back home, I’m finally back out in Russia – in Irkutsk, near Lake Baikal. The first 3 weeks at home were spent indulging in the guiltless excesses of good food and…

10/24/2013 – 112 days/11604 miles

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While walking around Bratislava one night, I found an area filled with graffiti/streetart/vandalism/whateveryouwannacallit. Lots of it was pointless scribbling of names or words, but there was also quite a bit of stuff that was worth looking at.                                         […]

Thoughts on Russia

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World masters of the hard stare… After leaving Volgograd we headed South East along the Volga river delta towards Astrakan. Apart from the attractions in Volgograd this part of Russia has not been massively exciting, and was always planned more…

Wine and caviar in the Volga Delta

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It is the largest river in Europe and crosses the largest country in the world. Yes, we are in Russia. One month a year – half of May and half of June – Volga swell but even more. Taman when…

Moldova II

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We used the travel agent (see Useful Links…On the Road) that had been so helpful the day before, to book a wine tour.  All the major wineries such as Cricova, Milestii Mici, Cojusna etc and the famous Orheiul Vechi cave…

Moldova I

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On the World Happiness Database the UK ranks 28th with an average score of 7.2 (2000 to 2009).Moldova ranks 114th with a score of 4.9 – the lowest of any of the Nations we would be travelling through, and with…