Marsciano to Tewkesbury

Miles: 2564 Total Mileage: 18,354 Bits of the van that fell off/broke: 3 Birthdays in the van: 1 Early ‘Christmas day’ celebrated: 1 Gilet Jaunes protests crept through: 2 Jamon Ibericos snuck back to England: 1 Impulse buy PS4s bought: 1 Total number of countries visited: 16 Vague Route: Marsciano – Italy Siena Parco Nazionali […]

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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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ะœะพะฝะณะพะป ัƒะปั – 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 โ€“ Finnish border crossing St Petersburg Moscow Kirzhach Nizhy Novgorod Kazan Ufa Ishim Novosibirsk Barabinsk Tashanta โ€“ 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 Rรคihรคnselka – Lake Keitele Helsinki So it took us twenty days to […]

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