We love Iran

Would you believe me if I told you we'd been run off the road by a car full of Iranian woman, who whisked us away to their seaside villa for the night? I'm not sure I would believe me either...But let me start where we left off. The border crossing from Armenia to Iran took … Continue reading We love Iran

Bumps, bruises, bees and borders

When I last left you, we had planned to head for Goreme (also know as Kapadokia) en route to the Black Sea after our detour to Pamukkale.We were well on our way but conditions were exhausting. We were facing boiling hot strong winds head on, with few trucks in sight for a much needed tow. … Continue reading Bumps, bruises, bees and borders

Plains, grains and automobiles

Back by popular demand, guest blogger Peter! Here, in the central highlands in Turkey is a living demonstration of how, with determination and effort, any nation on earth can feed itself. Maybe “plains” is not truly accurate as the country varies from broad, high elevation plains 1000 to 2000m above sea level, lying between stark, … Continue reading Plains, grains and automobiles

2 Weeks, 11 Countries, 4,936km, and the fun’s just begun

In some ways it's hard to believe what we've managed to accomplish in such a short period of time, and in other ways it feels like months, not weeks since we set off on our epic journey.Then I remind myself that the easy part is over, and now the hard stuff starts.After our luxurious stay … Continue reading 2 Weeks, 11 Countries, 4,936km, and the fun’s just begun

Today I got married in Greece, detained in Turkey, and drenched in Istanbul

I know, right! What a huge surprise!I bet you have a million questions running through your head so let me start at the beginning.When last we checked in, we were in Bulgaria with some time on our hands, as our visa for Turkey wasn't valid until 01 Aug. so we could get another visa for … Continue reading Today I got married in Greece, detained in Turkey, and drenched in Istanbul

Guest blogger, border balderdash and Bulgaria

Peter has agreed to write this blog about our experience at the Bulgarian border...Before leaving Nis, Serbia we chose to visit two interesting sites. The Skull Tower that was built from the skinned heads of Serb soldiers lost in a battle during the Serb uprising in 1809. The second was a near perfectly retained Nazi … Continue reading Guest blogger, border balderdash and Bulgaria

Border guards, police escorts and corn fields

We started our last day in Croatia with a swim in the Adriatic. The water was cool enough to be wonderfully refreshing, yet warm enough not to make little girls out of grown men.After we packed up our gear and farewelled our lovely hosts, we set off for Bosnia & Herzegovina. At the border crossing, … Continue reading Border guards, police escorts and corn fields