The Road Back Home / SO1-Ep30

The Road Back Home / SO1-Ep30

After the Volga and Caucasus regions of our passing through Russia, we continued for one last time through Georgia and the north of Turkey. We picked up our pace because Greece was heading to bankruptcy and our budget had reached its…

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Russia /SO1-Ep29

Russia /SO1-Ep29

It took us 7 days and 15 different papers and applications in order to be allowed to apply for our Russian visa so we expected nothing better on our way to the border. To our surprise our Russian adventure was…

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Kazakhstan /SO1-Ep28

Kazakhstan /SO1-Ep28

Kazakhstan, the most economically advanced of the ‘Stans' (thanks to its reserves of oil, natural gas and minerals) is the ninth-biggest country in the World. With land of 2.7 million sq km, is about the size of Western Europe meanwhile its…

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Kyrgyzstan /SO1-Ep27

Kyrgyzstan /SO1-Ep27

Kyrgyzstan is rapidly becoming the gateway of choice for western travelers in Central Asia. The reasons for this are its natural beauty, unspoiled mountain scape, ragged ridges, summer pastures and the recent introduction of visa-free travel, in addition with almost…

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China /SO1-Ep26

China /SO1-Ep26

Together with Anja and Hauke on their motorbikes, Ronald and Rini in their camper and Anand, Punita,Yash and Dhriti, the Baid family, we continued through the deserts of Xinjiang into the city of Turpan, China’s Death Valley. At 154m below sea level,…

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China /SO1-Ep25

China /SO1-Ep25

When it comes to planning a trip, you should definitely keep in mind the factor of the unexpected. When we changed our original plan and started looking into the China crossing, that fact was taken seriously under consideration. The crossing was planned to…

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Nepal /SO1-Ep23

Nepal /SO1-Ep23

Ever since Nepal first opened its borders to outsiders in the 1950s, this tiny mountain nation has had an irresistible mystical allure for travelers. Packed between the high wall of the Himalayan range and the steamy jungles of the Indian…

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India /SO1-Ep22

India /SO1-Ep22

Our trip started taking a crucial turn as Voukefalas didn’t sound good and we had to get out of India in ten days. Although we both managed to keep calm, our concern was obvious as we started our drive out…

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India /SO1-Ep21

India /SO1-Ep21

Most of you might wonder about our experiences on the actual roads of India. Well, remember our post about the road conditions while we were heading south from Mumbai? Compared to the ones on the north, they were super highways.…

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India /SO1-Ep20

India /SO1-Ep20

In almost every traveler’s itinerary that makes it as far as South India is a ride through Kerala’s backwaters on a houseboat. Alappuzha, or more romantically known as Alleppey, is the hub of the backwaters. It’s also home to a…

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India /SO1-Ep19

India /SO1-Ep19

Welcome to Incredible India, a country that loves to toss up the unexpected. Here is our travel story… As the taxi drove through the streets of Mumbai, the poverty was definitely one of the first things that confronted us. Mumbai…

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India /SO1-Ep18

India /SO1-Ep18

As an intro to Incredible India ,our present destination ,we have put together in this post a quick look in facts and figures for you in order to understand what makes this vast multi cultural and multi lingual country so…

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UAE /SO1-Ep17

UAE /SO1-Ep17

Kept you waiting?Well here it is.......... Our UAE story started with a lot of stress because our cars were pending somewhere between Iran and the UAE. As I mentioned in the Oman Chapter, as soon as we landed we headed…

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Oman /SO1-Ep16

Oman /SO1-Ep16

As the plane landed in Dubai airport, we put behind the good and the bad of our adventure in Iran and said hello to the UAE. We spent the next 3 days in Mina Rashid Port trying to get the cars…

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Iran /SO1-Ep15

Iran /SO1-Ep15

........Then there was Shiraz, a city that has become synonymous with education, poetry and wine. Unfortunately the last one is no longer cultivated here. After locating ourselves in the centre and securing Voukefalas, we decided to spend our time exploring…

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Iran /SO1-Ep14

Iran /SO1-Ep14

Further into our quest we headed to Esfahan. This is Iran’s No1 tourist destination and there is a very good reason for this. Its gathering of tree-lined boulevards, Persian gardens and important Islamic buildings gives the city a visual appeal…

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Iran /SO1-Ep13

Iran /SO1-Ep13

The Islamic Republic of Iran, a place I had promised myself that I would go back to after my unsuccessful attempt in 2011. This time we entered from the Iran -Azerbaijan borders and the city of Astara. With the bureaucracy at…

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Azerbaijan /SO1-Ep12

Azerbaijan /SO1-Ep12

This is neither Europe nor Asia. Azerbaijan is a tangle of contradictions and contrasts, a centre of ancient empires and at the same time a “new” nation rapidly emerging on a petroleum-funded new economy. Let me start from the beginning…

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