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Monthly Archives: July 2012

Shit Happens

Posted from Ashgabat, Ashgabat, Turkmenistan.Well you’ve stuck with me so far, dear reader, so here’s the next instalment of our journey ever east. Today’s theme is that every adventure must have its highs and lows.  This one has proved to be no exception, so here’s what’s gone on (the lows as you can imagine). Friday … Continue reading »

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I Wouldn’t Bother If I Were You

Posted from Azerbaijan.Well a lot’s happened since my last blog.  We’re now in Baku, awaiting our visas to Turkmenistan so we can board the ferry.  The easier part of our trip has come to an end after 3,500 miles and one-third of the journey. So what’s gone on? Saturday 21st July The morning saw us … Continue reading »

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Drier than a Kookaburra’s Khyber

Posted from Istanbul, Istanbul Province, Turkey.Well I really shouldn’t have moaned earlier because it turned warm as soon as we arrived in Bulgaria, and now we’re in Istanbul it’s too hot. So, how’s the week gone? Firstly, the countries have flown by.  It rained as far as Höchberg (near Wurzburg) in Germany.  Well, more of … Continue reading »

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Wetter than an Otter’s Pocket

Posted from Graz, Steiermark, Austria.We were given the most encouraging send off from the Birmingham Children’s Hospital on Friday 13th, and the sun even shone for a few moments.  A big thanks to everyone who was there, it was a great moral boost for us.  After 11 months’ planning we were finally off! Never mind … Continue reading »

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The Adventure Begins!!!

Posted from Birmingham, England, United Kingdom.A few photos from Nick and Kevin’s send off from Birmingham Children’s Hospital. Please let us know if you see anything in the papers over the next couple of weeks, as there were a few press photographers there and it would be great to put the articles up on the … Continue reading »

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Visa Shmeeza

Posted from Shirley, England, United Kingdom.Just had a text this afternoon from those lovely people at the Visa Machine telling me our last visa has just arrived. In the end we actually required 8 Visas in advance, plus 2 Letters of Invitation (all indicated below).  We will still need to get a visa on arrival … Continue reading »

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