We finally ate the watermelon we purchased in Uzbekistan(!), we survived the border crossing from Russia to Mongolia and Kermit is fixed and raring to go. Time to take on the steppe!
After a day of instant coffee, time trial driving and Kermit trying to fly, we're nearly there!
A quick guide to driving in Uzbekistan
Our experiences entering Turkmenistan after getting the ferry Baku. Mental note - hide the breadsticks next time!
As Laura pulls away from a hill start: Dad: Lovely. Good clutch control. Perfect amount of revs. Very smooth. Well done! Laura: What is this? Strictly Come Driving?!
Day one complete of our One Steppe Beyond adventure.
Not quite the seasoned packer I thought I was...
Anyone who has been backpacking knows you're not the same person you were when you left. But what changed exactly?
Ever wanted to travel but feel tied down by your job? Or wasted hours looking at travel blogs thinking it's only possible because they've given up their day job to lead the life they do? Well, you can have your nice job and stable income *and* travel the world - it just takes some rather crafty planning and a good dose of prioritisation!
When you're left waiting for the lightbulb to come on, for the moment when things miraculously make sense. Except three months in, it still hasn't come.