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


We somehow found ourselves at a three day ‘eco’ festival just outside Almaty on our way out of town. Not so much eco, more of a spiritual gathering with music, yoga, meditation, arts and crafts, giving us a chance to relax and unwind in good company.

Plan B

To get around Uzbekistan we decide to catch a train to Almaty where we are kindly hosted by the Makievski family, who show us the sights and feed us a ridiculous amount of delicious local food. We’ll then head south through Kyrgyzstan, picking up our Chinese visas en route.


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…