Friday, 30 September 2011

Foto Friday - Two weeks in One

You may or may not have noticed that there has been a distinct lack of activity on the blog of late...Chris and I are in China/Tibet and it is proving pretty hard to get around the Great Chinese Firewall.As a result I missed foto Friday last week.

I have finally managed to get onto blogger so here are a couple of pics from the last two weeks...we will upload many more snaps and posts as soon as we get to Nepal in the next week or so.

Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Train Tripping on the Trans-Mongolian

The train
It was one wintry London evening many months ago, over a few glasses of wine and dinner chez Mr and Mrs Tuppen, that we first contemplated embarking on this Trans-Mongolian adventure. Holly and Nick's inspiring stories of green travel around the world (check them out at, and through Russia in particular, struck a chord. All we knew at that point was that we were going away, we didn't really know where to start and an epic train ride sounded just the ticket to get us on our way.

Friday, 16 September 2011

First Foto Friday!

Welcome to Foto Friday!

Every Friday I will endeavour to post my favourite photograph of the week, or the one that best sums up our experiences and escapades over that time period. If I've been particularly snappy happy then you may get more than one!

We have just got back from an 8 day adventure into the Mongolian wilderness and so, this week, you have got 8 for every day on our trip. We saw so many things that I couldn't choose just one. More on these adventures to follow in another post soon.

Thursday, 15 September 2011

Gadgets and gizmos galore

Right, so I am now going to show my incredibly geeky side by sharing with you a few of the technological bits and bobs that are transforming our trip. I hope I can be forgiven since a lot of this stuff is pretty cool, and I do (did-eek!) work in technology afterall. Having been on a similar round the world adventure about five years ago, I am pretty excited by how much things have changed 'on the road' and how many gizmos, gadgets, and apps there are now to make life even easier for the travelling nomad:

Thursday, 1 September 2011

First impressionskies of Russkie

View of St Petersburg from the Azimut Hotel sky bar
Vodka, fur coats, big hats, and snow...these were all things that I associated with Russia and about as much as I knew about the country when Chris and I first decided to start our trip here...that, and bits and bobs about the Cold War and Soviet Union that I learned years ago at school. As a result, it all felt a bit surreal last Tuesday morning when Chris and I woke up at the crack of dawn to make our way to Heathrow with our enormous and jam packed rucksacks. Why exactly had we chosen St Petersburg as our first destination!? Not quite sure either of us knew but it seemed as good a place as any and even though it has taken a few days for it all to sink in (and it still hasn't entirely) we are now extremely pleased and excited to be on our way...