Devil's Loo Roll & Howard's Way September 12th 2006 What do you do with five and a half days (six nights) on a train? The answer is - absolutely nothing. The days fly by in a greasy, grubby, smelly haze. I tried reading a book or two, but I just couldn't stay focused on it. I felt like I had too much in my schedule to be bothered with reading. We tried playing chess or backgammon, but these are desperate measures that neither of us felt were neces ... read more
Europe » Russia Founded in the 12th century, the Principality of Muscovy, was able to emerge from over 200 years of Mongol domination (13th-15th centuries) and to gradually conquer and absorb surrounding principalities. In the early 17th century, a new Romanov Dynas... ... read more
Years of staring at maps, debating routes, saving money and boring anyone in earshot with constantly changing plans finally culminated in our D-Day. 28th August 2006. The day that Vik and Bob went global.
Having made it to New Zealand without taking a single flight, we reached the conclusion that neither our finances nor our sea legs could stomach another container ship journey so we've cheated and taken a flight from New Zealand to Bangkok. From Bangkok we hope to stick with the overland theme and take a route home through Southern Asia: China, Nepal, India, Pakistan, Iran, Turkey...
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