Our route so far…

For those of you wondering where we’ve been for the last 2 and a half years: Also, postcard maps of our route can be found in the our route section of our website. We’ve also added a couple of new pages including our favourite photos (more coming soon) and videos. Advertisements

Mercuri-I

The lights on the horizon grow brighter as we creep towards land, the next stage of our journey. Mercuri I creaks and groans as her anchors are unwound and lowered to the seabed. Coming to a halt, her bow swings round bringing in to view the cluster of ships waiting to dock, their lights piercing…

Best laid plans

We thought we might have to wait a few days for a boat,  but never expected to be held up waiting for our visas.  Over two weeks have passed since we applied, and still no word. We head to the Embassy and are joined by five others in the same situation. Turns out the consul…

Plan A

Go to Baku, pick up our visas, catch the ferry to Kazakhstan, cycle across Uzbekistan into Tajikistan to tackle the Pamir Highway, on to Kyrgyzstan, then China and beyond.

The Black Sea to the Caspian Sea

From the Black Sea Coast to the Caspian Sea we have experienced the biggest change in scenery in the shortest distance so far. From the cool, rainy hills of the Turkish tea plantations, into the Georgian plain surrounding Batumi we returned to hot and humid. Heading into the hills, the scenery took on a more…

Lahic

We decided to take a detour to the mountain village of Lahic, 20km uphill through some spectacular scenery. The night we arrived we were looking for somewhere to camp when Rustam, owner of the Lahij Guesthouse, invited us to camp in his lovely orchard garden. We had breakfast together before heading out to explore the…

The Davidov Family

We were invited to stay by this  incredibly enthusiastic and generous family in their house just outside of Seki. We were really made to feel part of the family and joined them for all their meals, drank copious cups of tea, posed for  photos and played frisbee together in the garden.