Happy New Year!
From the deserts to the mountains we found a trail of plastic bottles, bags, and packaging, dumped by the side of roads, thrown out of car windows, lobbed into rivers and destroying the land around us. It is mind blowing the amount of plastic we consume on a
Travelling light is always a challenge, especially when it means compromising your portable library. However, it is important to have your downtime and individual space and reading is a great non-electrical way of achieving that. As you know, our evenings in the tent were filled with the Harry Potter and
On journeys like ours, it's all about the people you meet. Time and time again that smile on our face is thanks to the brilliant people on the road. But it's also about the people at home and the support from you all has been so humbling. We have a
The last few days of our journey
299 days after leaving London we arrived into Hong Kong. The last two weeks were tough, the rain started and we were having to push out 90-110km per day to get there on time. We managed to leave our GPS tracker in a family's
Some days nothing out of the ordinary happens and other days it's just one thing after another! Yesterday's antics saw us hanging out with monkeys when we took a wrong turn, encountering a dog delivering a basket containing a brick and ended up partying on the baijiu and 2.5% pijiu
This is the toilet Julia had the misfortune to submerge her left leg in much to the amusement of her two witnesses, Beth and a giant pig. Luckily the wall was there for her to catch!
Julia was very glad Beth was there so she could go and get some waterproof trousers
We are descending down from the mountains towards Chengdu. We will be under 1000m altitude for the first time in over 3 months! The hospitality we have received from the Tibetan people in Qinghai and Gansu provinces has been a breath of fresh air. We've enjoyed the delights of stoves
We have a story and a half about getting out of Kashgar!
A combination of poor map reading skills and overwhelmingness of people, traffic and roads led us to circumnavigate Kashgar by 180 degrees via its outer ring road - alarm bells started ringing when we saw signs saying "Kashgar City