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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…

Overlanding in the Rain

We woke up to some nasty, rainy weather – the kind that won’t seem to stop all day. And it didn’t. Quite a bad day not to be on the move. I prefer driving in…

The Buzludzha Monument

While heading for the Turkish border in southeast Bulgaria, I realized that we actually made quite good progress. Our only deadline during the trip is August 27th, when we enter China and meet up with the…

Singapore, Here We Come

I don’t really know where to start. We’ve started our biggest overland trip yet. It’s now day 4 and there’s a lot to report on. The last few days before our departure were extremely hectic. Getting our…