Silk Road by MGB – Days 76 to 84 in Iran
27 June 2017 | Transport
I’m now in Turkey on Day 88 of my Silk Road with an old British sports car journey and I’ve just posted on how friendly the Iranians were on my trip across that intriguing country, with my daughter Tashi often at the wheel.
◄ And shopping for bread when we stopped ...
26 June 2017 | Living
I’m in Turkey on Day 87 of my 102 day Silk Road drive in an old MGB from Bangkok to London (and on to Abingdon where MGBs were made, many years ago). From Day 76 to Day 84 we drove through Iran. Friendly Iran as almost any visitor to Iran will attest.
▲ I’ve had a ...
Silk Road by MGB – Days 63 to 71 in Uzbekistan
11 June 2017 | Places
Kyrgyzstan was a case of continuous culture shock, not what I had expected of the ex-Soviet Central Asian ‘stans when it came to the geography or the culture. The surprises continued in Uzbekistan, when we reached Samarkand and Bukhara with their wonderful Islamic art...
Silk Road by MGB – China & Kazakhstan Day 47 to 57
5 June 2017 | Places
I’m in to Uzbekistan now on Day 65, but here’s a quick catch up from Day 47 to 57
Day 49 – Dunhuang is famous for its Buddhist caves and for the Singing Sand Dunes. The caves were indeed terrific, but after Maijishan it was hard to be impressed. The sand dunes, how...
On the Road – Part 3
31 May 2017 | Transport
We’re at Day 60 on our Silk Road by car odyssey, out of China, through Kazakhstan and into Kyrgyzstan, but here are some final thoughts on driving in China after covering 10,500km from the Laos border to the Kazakhstan one.
▲ My car, Burgundy, in trouble. It was to...