BBCRC

Just outside Weed, down a dusty road lined with trucks resting, we find refuge for a night at a place … Read more

Scrapyard *1: Vernon

BC Scrap Yard

After seeing a fair selection of American TV shows and films over the course of a life, it is quite something to actually be on that continent at last.

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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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Krasnoyarsk

It’s becoming something like the Groundhog Day driving this section of Russia. The hundreds of kilometres between cities always seem … Read more

Novosibirsk

The fifth largest city in Russia – the designated capital of Siberia – we’d had big hopes for this city … Read more

Urals

We’re out of the Ural Mountains which were neither almost impassable nor full of bandits – both things we’d been … Read more