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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Van Conversion: Weeks 9 and 10

And were outta here!!! We are currently waiting in the local tyre shop to get a new car battery and then out onto the open road, the dusty highway. The last two weeks have been full steam ahead with the final adjustments. The V5C arrived back at HQ far sooner than we had expected. We […]

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Van Conversion: Week 2

No news to report on the window other than it is still leaking. No news to report on the weather other than it is still raining. Conclusion: no possibility of repair as of yet. But there is always next week! Nevertheless, slow progress has turned into fast progress and Tina is looking fresh. Although, we […]

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