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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Монгол улс – Mongolia

Miles: 1555 Total Mileage: 9290 Cacti plants lost in the desert: 2 Tows out of sand dunes: 1 Vague route: Ulaanbaishint – Russian border Tsagaannuur Ulgii Khovd Altai Bayankhongor Eden Zuu Monastery – Kharkhorin Ulaanbatar Chinggis Khaan Statue Complex – Nalaikh Darkhan Altanbulag – Russian border   I could talk about Mongolia forever It was […]

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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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Tromso to Helsinki

Miles: 859 Total Mileage: 4039 Reindeer sightings: 20 Mosquito bites: innumerable Herb plants lost: 2 Caterpillars forcibly removed from the van: 2 Vague route: Tromso Ropinsalmi – Finland (quite possibly the world’s largest Mosquito breeding ground) 67.06′ N, 24.02′ E – near Sammalvaara Räihänselka – Lake Keitele Helsinki So it took us twenty days to […]

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Videos

Twisty roads on the Fv5337, Norway Rollercoaster valley roads in Norway Kvalvika beach, only accessed by foot or by sea, in the Lofoten Islands, Norway The sauna at Stave Hot Pools and Camping, Norway

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Lofoten Islands to Tromso

Miles: 386 (not including ferries) Total mileage: 3180 Fish Harry caught: 7 Fish Susannah caught: 1 (too small to keep) Sea Eagle sightings: 1 Puffin sightings: 3 Vague route: Sørvågen Fredvang Svolvaer Stave Tromso The Lofoten Islands are an absolute treat. You loose all sense of your direction and personal compass because of the mass […]

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