Chernobyl

Chernobyl is one of those outlandish and surreal places that is very hard to describe accurately. There is also the feeling you get whilst walking around the villages, towns, and the power plant where the explosion took place, that you can’t quite put your finger on. It is easier to convey the desperation but also […]

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Russia ep. 2

Miles: 3963 Total mileage: 13,253 Visits to Ford garages: 1 Drunk Russian men trying to hit the van with a crowbar: 1 Police stops: 2 Vague route: Khygat – Mongolian border crossing Ulan Ude Lake Baikal Uyar Chany Kurgan Ufa Samara Lipetsk Troyebortnoye – Ukrainian Border crossing Exhausted and overwhelmed from a week driving in […]

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Russia ep. 1

Miles: 3377 Total Mileage: 7734 CV joint guards broken: 3 Police checks: 1 Ford garages visited: 4 Herb plants lost: 1 Language barrier misunderstandings: daily Vague route: Vaalimaa – Finnish border crossing St Petersburg Moscow Kirzhach Nizhy Novgorod Kazan Ufa Ishim Novosibirsk Barabinsk Tashanta – Mongolian border crossing Twas the night before August as the […]

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40 days and counting

Asking Harry what he thought of Norway in three words he said ‘Get back to me, not right now’. At that present time he was, if I remember correctly, at a particularly stressful roundabout and when it calmed down he quietly began to ponder and I forgot to get back to him. However, he finally […]

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