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...
Xian – Day 43 on the Silk Road by MGB
15 May 2017 | Places
▲ I visited Xian back in 1995, with Maureen, Tashi and Kieran when our children were indeed children. Well the Terracotta Warriors, Xian’s big attraction, are still a big attraction. They’ve got a much flashier and more permanent display home and the car park and asso...
32 Days along the Silk Road by MGB – On the Road – Part 2
5 May 2017 | Transport
◄ Most of our driving in China has been on ‘Highways’, the extensive network of toll roads which have popped up in the last couple of decades. They’re fast, generally well maintained and for the first week or so after we crossed the border from Laos often remarkably e...
MGBs on the Silk Road to London
19 April 2017 | Transport
I’m driving an old MGB to London, following the Silk Road on a trip that will take us through Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Iran, Turkey, and assorted countries in Europe.
▲ Here’s our route on the door of my car...