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Photo of the Week: Bishkek watercolours, June 2013

Bishkek Landy watercolour


On our journey last year we spent a good deal of time in the Kyrgyz capital of Bishkek. While staying at the extremely friendly and comfortable Nomads Home, we met a group of French street artists (more…)

Sirocco Overland Interview Part 1 by Expedition Portal

Over the pass - Tajkistan

Over the pass – Tajikistan


Just a quick post to let you all know that our interview with Christophe over at Expedition Portal is up and live on their website. You can read all about it here:

Credit to Adam Lewis ( as they used his image of us as the opener! Nice one Ad.


Photo of the Week: Journeyman, Germany, January 2013

Travelling Journeyman


Not long after leaving the UK we stopped in a German truck stop to make a hot coffee and to dry out our soaking rooftent (our last night on home turf was an extremely wet one). Not long after setting up, an extremely tall, strangely dressed gentleman named Andreas wandered over to say hello. (more…)

2013 Trans North Asia Overland Trip GPS Track Logs

THAT was one hell of a drive!

THAT was one hell of a drive!

So we completed our trip to Vladivostok back in late September last year and we are still working on the last two blog posts for you (thank you for your patience). In the meantime check out our 42,000km GPS track log.

With the use of our daily tracklogs from our Garmin GPS our GIS man (Jack Pitts) back home has pinned together our route from the moment we landed in France, to putting the 90 in the container.

After 10 months (248 nights) on the road totalling 42,000Km we have crossed 22 countries, 16 International border crossings, survived temperatures from -25 to +35 degrees C and camped for 176 nights.

Check out our Interactive Map here: Progress So Far

There are a few gaps in the tracklogs which we are still working on.



Photo of the week: Russian Altai, July 2013




We left Kazakhstan and crossed into the Russian Altai region on our way to Mongolia. Rather than head north to Barnaul and following the main road, we decided to cut east across the mountains by Sentelek and join the road south of Gorno-Altaysk.  (more…)


Photo of the week: Cornwall, UK – July 2010

St Ives - Zennor (21)

In the summer of 2010 we took a week off to walk along part of the 630-mile South West Coast Path, which runs along the entire coastline from Minehead in Somerset to Poole Harbour in Dorset. We took the train to St Ives in Cornwall and walked the 40 miles to Penzance and the mystical St Michael’s Mount. (more…)