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When The Starter Motor Got Fixed

The problem with the starter motor really bothered me. It became increasingly hard to start the engine, with the starter just making a clicking noise but not turning the engine over.I was especially nervous because…

Approaching the Gobi Desert

We were headed to Dalanzagdad where we’d meet Giampiero. Not far from the town the automatic transmission was doing some weird things. It suddenly shifted down to third gear and didn’t want to change back…

Our Roof-Rack Has Cracked

The next few days were somehow always about rushing for different reasons. After spending the night in the weirdest hotel I’ve ever been in, we had a chance to meet Lotte and Niels for the first…

The Austrian Road

In Ust-Kamenogorsk (or Öskemen in Kazakh), we were quite close to the Russian border. However, we wanted to visit the Altai region of Kazakhstan and so we headed east. I was most interested to see…

Into Kazakhstan

The reason we drove all day this time was that we didn’t want to stay in a random hotel in a small town in Abkhazia. We wanted to reach Astrakhan, a larger town right on…

Top 5 Places to See in Georgia

I think the top 5 places to see in Georgia are:Mount Kazbegi and the Gergeti Trinity ChurchVardzia, the cave settlement from the 12th centuryThe Svaneti RegionThe Tusheti National ParkTbilisi and MtskhetaOf course there are plenty…

The Engine Keeps Overheating

Leaving very early from Cappadocia meant there was hardly any traffic on the road. We were driving east with Vince and Maxime following behind us. After a couple of hours I started to recognize a few…

Discovering Turkey

The rain had finally stopped following us when we approached Istanbul. It was extremely hot when we were sitting in the traffic jam of this absolutely huge city. Earlier, we were discussing whether to stop and…