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Following tracks to the railway

Sure enough when Dan crossed the border back into Russia on Wednesday 20 July, the process was straightforward and problem-free.  The weather was improving all the time, too, and Dan was hopeful that he might have a chance to dry … Continue reading

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Lazy days in the sunshine, frantic activity in the rain

On Wednesday 13 July, Dan had ordered the part he hoped would restore his bike to fully working order, and with that done there was little he could do but wait for it.  Equally, there was little point in Ed … Continue reading

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Mongolia GPS Track

An interactive map of our route through Mongolia, click on the red magnifying glass icon to view in full screen. Download a GPX file of this track  

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Mission Mongolia: Mud and misfires

Sure enough, as the two bikes rolled to the end of the tarmac on the afternoon of Wednesday 6 July, they found they had arrived at the Mongolian border. Ahead of them stretched a dusty track, leading the first few … Continue reading

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Tajikistan GPS Track

An interactive map of our route through Tajikistan, click on the red magnifying glass icon to view it full screen. Download GPX file of this track

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Into Russia (and out again)

The first entry into the Russian Federation for Dan and Ed on 29 June was every bit as highly organised and efficient as you’d expect. There was one slight hiccup when the guy stamping the passports demanded to see the … Continue reading

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Crashes, Canyons and Corruption

When Dan arrived at the Kazakh side of the border on Friday 24 June, he was already playing catch up, Ed having crossed the same border two days before on the Wednesday.  Things were going well however as Ed had … Continue reading

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Lakes and Lexuses

After negotiating the slippery mud track over the mountain pass from the Tajikistan passport control to the Kyrgyz side, the two riders were optimistic about the time likely to be taken to complete the Kyrgyz formalities.  Another traveller who had … Continue reading

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Tajik Magic

After crossing the border from Uzbekistan into Tajikistan, the entry formalities on the Tajik side had to be completed.  The guys were welcomed by a border guard in combat trousers and a vest who spoke excellent English and directed them … Continue reading

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Hospitality and bureaucracy

After dealing with the exit formalities of Turkmenistan, the next task for the guys on 3 June was to get themselves and their bikes officially into Uzbekistan.  The process was time consuming but simple enough, with no fees to pay … Continue reading

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