Quartzsite

You can read all about it here but, of course you really have to go there to get a feel of … Read more

Yreka

For the second time in two days we get taken in a car somewhere by complete strangers. Yesterday an Asian … Read more

Washington State

Waking up to the sound of more explosions, we decided to continue our quest to pick up some travellers for the Rainbow at a quieter, inner-city location. Another Starbucks car park it was then. And while we waited for the replies and responses to our Craigslist ad to sort themselves out from maybes into definites, there were a few things needed doing to Jigsaw to make her a better passenger transportation vehicle than she already was.

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Muckleshoot

So we decided to pass by the Rainbow Gathering which is due to take place close to Mount St. Helen’s – which is pretty much exactly where we wanted to go anyway. This means that we are on Craigslist Rideshare in the hope of picking up a bit of the traffic which will surely head south from Seattle and its urban spread. And this means having to hang around shopping mall car parks all day trying to connect on the Wi-Fi. Great.

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Russian Myths…

Okhlon Island Buryat

Driving through Russia represented a big unknown on our trip around the world. It’s always interesting, now that we have completed that section, to think how perceptions of a country change completely once you have been there.
Before we left we had a whole bunch of negative stereotypes to choose from our on-line research into driving the Trans-Siberian. Not to say, the stories and words of ‘advice’ handed out from friends and others. Not even to mention the truck drivers on the Latvian-Russia border trying to scare us about the road ahead.

Shall we list them:

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Gyeong-ju

Having parked up in one of the most historically interesting areas of South Korea, the capital of the ancient Silla … Read more

Guinsa

One of the more spectacular temple complexes in South Korea awaited us a few hours drive further into the mountains … Read more

Earthcircuit HQ

After more than four weeks spent on the farm, helping us turn an old wheelchair bus into Jigsaw – the … Read more

London

Time to leave. First, half of us drive out in a car to Czech Republic to rendez-vous with the first … Read more