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Travel Independently through China…Take 2!

Hi everybody! I’d say it’s time again to post some “practical info” for all the overlanders amongst us 🙂 And I have a bit of good news to share with you! Hendrik, a friend from Dali in China, has just written … Continue reading

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Welcome to Tajikistan…wanna plov?

No matter what anyone tries to tell you, trust me when I say that patience is not an inherent trait, but rather a learned one. Learning it, however, is not nearly as easy as it sounds. After almost a decade … Continue reading

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Welcome to Kazakhstan (there’s not a hairy back in sight!)

As we ride our bikes off the Caspian Sea freighter ship we are immediately greeted by two local Kazakh customs officers. My first impression is one of bewilderment…they look nothing like Borat. To my prejudiced Sydney-raised eyes, I’d say they … Continue reading

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From Georgia to Azerbaijan on frayed nerves

‘You should be able to board the ferry to Kazakhstan in about 20 minutes’ said the friendly port guard in Baku. Just a wee while later, while I’m hopping on the spot trying keep my nipples from freezing right off, … Continue reading

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Materialism VS happiness: where it’s all going wrong

Scroll through your Facebook timeline on any given day and, if you’re anything like me, you’re bound to come across a myriad of inspirational memes and quotes aimed at enlightening you as to how best achieve life-long happiness and fulfilment. … Continue reading

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WOW…the VERSATILE BLOGGER AWARD is here!

When I first received news I’d been awarded the Versatile Blogger Award I admit…I was a little sceptical. ‘Bloggers awarding other bloggers’ seemed a little too narcissistic for my liking, although the little voice inside my head was mighty chuffed … Continue reading

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Overlanding on a shoestring (or by the last thread of your underpants)

‘How on earth do you travel on such a low budget?’ must be the single, most recurring question Chris and I get on the road. I guess it’s almost mind-boggling to hear that the amount of money we each need … Continue reading

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