• Dangerous drives, dodgy coppers, devil dogs and dead goat polo

    With the Chinese government being the capricious bastards that they are, there was little else to do but go off exploring this beautiful country, so partner in crime Alex and I loaded the wagon to trek part of the roof of the world to Kyrgyzstan’s second city.  620 KM away and taking TEN HOURS to get …

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  • Hookers, hitching, and holidays

    Christmas came and went pretty much as it always did – getting pissed up on Christmas Eve and cry-singing Fairytale of New York alone on a street somewhere in Almaty, Kazakhstan, while planting my face on ice.  The hitchhike to India was on a brief hiatus for the festive period.  I’d been venturing to a load of ex-pat …

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  • Hitchhike to India leg 52: Shymkent to Almaty

    OK so as ever over the festive period I’m way behind on current events.  Here’s the hitch to Almaty before Christmas, and I promise to get up to date soon.  If you’re wondering why there are no pictures (because I know some of you like that) it’s because I’ve left all my camera gear to …

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  • Hitchhike to India leg 51: Tashkent to Shymkent

    Right balls to this I’m off.  I had originally planned on sticking it out in Tashkent until after New Year, then popping off down to Tajikistan to attempt to hitchhike the Pamir Highway.  I mentioned that place to you before.  You know; avalanches, earthquakes, drug runners, altitude sickness, wolves, sub-zero temperatures and the Taliban?  Well …

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