12 REASONS WHY?????

12 REASONS WHY?????

12 REASONS WHY making a mammoth decision at least once in a lifetime, leaving your current comfortable life and taking time off to do a road trip, is the best decision you will ever make. 1. Why? Because you can.…

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What Is Overlanddiaries????

What is Overlanddiaries????

When I started overlanddiaries, our present website, it was just a personal diary of my travel notes that I wanted to share. During these 7-8 years it developed itself and then it turned out to be “Two people’s dream of…

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Voukefalas II -Exhibition In Crete

Voukefalas II -Exhibition in Crete

The purpose of this chapter is to introduce to you Voukefalas II, the new member of Overlanddiaries that replaced our original vehicle and from now on will be our trusted companion to any future expeditions. Voukefalas II is a 2005…

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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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