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The first few days

The first few days

So Day One saw us setting off from our lovely friends Claire and Ali’s house – who else could have sent us off in such style – big thanks to the Tripp’s       So this was it finally after months of planning we were on our way,...

A blog about overlanding

I haven’t been blogging much lately. That’s because I never intended for this to be a blog about my life, but for it to be a blog about overlanding and travel. So, as we found ourselves in Belgium for the knee trouble I had had than I have just been...

Surgery required

Good news and Bad news….We are very happy that we flew back to Belgium to get my knee diagnosed. It turns out that it is serious and needs to be operated on. But, it’s a relief that it should be able to be ‘fixed’. It feels better than it...
09/01/2013 – 59 days/7738 miles

09/01/2013 – 59 days/7738 miles

I had another great experience with a previously unknown person hosting me at their house. Pascal contacted me through this site and said that if I was passing through Nancy, France, I’d be welcome to stay at his house. I was originally planning to pass through...
Espédaillac, Le Lot, France #1 8/13

Espédaillac, Le Lot, France #1 8/13

Looking at the Michelin map, Espédaillac is not even a dust spec. Our Garmin GPS knew where it was but the first road sign we spotted indicated: Espédaillac, 6km. At one point in history, the village must have been a central stopping place for military and other...
South West Kazakhstan – I

South West Kazakhstan – I

In our league table of areas visited so far, Western Kazakhstan is, unfortunately, in the relegation zone…along with Belgium.This is down to a variety of factors, and some of these have more to do with us, our preparation and expectation management, rather than the...
Zeebrugge, Belgium 6-13

Zeebrugge, Belgium 6-13

  The wonderful town of Brugge had taken our mind off the fact that our home was still on a ship coming across the Atlantic, but there was plenty of time to worry about all the stuff that could go wrong. Had it survived being parked in the holding lot at...