Looking at the map of the world gives me goosebumps these days. Not only because I can look at what … Read more
From Mcloud we take the Highway 11 through the mountains to Big Bend. It’s only 20 miles or so but … Read more
Just outside Weed, down a dusty road lined with trucks resting, we find refuge for a night at a place … Read more
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:
It’s becoming something like the Groundhog Day driving this section of Russia. The hundreds of kilometres between cities always seem … Read more
The fifth largest city in Russia – the designated capital of Siberia – we’d had big hopes for this city … Read more
We’re out of the Ural Mountains which were neither almost impassable nor full of bandits – both things we’d been … Read more