Posts under ‘Friends’

Altai to Ulaan Baatar

Well the big news here is that we made it! As tweeted, we arrived in Ulaan Bataar on Thursday August 27th in the evening and made it to the finish line downtown at about 8pm. The last couple hundred kilometers in to UB is newly paved and feels so smooth and amazing after 10 days […]

Samarqand to Bishkek

After our lovely time in Samarkand with Aziza and her family, we hit the road north to Kazakhstan. We blew through Tashkent around lunch time and made it to the border mid-afternoon. We met up there with two Italian ralliers in a Fiat Panda that we’ve seen a few times (first on the boat to […]

Baku to Samarqand in a nutshell

Well the team is in Samarqand, Uzbekistan safe and sound despite some anxiety on the part of those of our fans who are related to us. We haven’t had internet in about 5 days and then only now discovered that our mobile tweets hadn’t been going through to the website. We made it to Baku at dawn after […]

Vienna to Budapest to Sofia

Thursday morning we packed up the car, said goodbye to our host Ben in Vienna, and headed out for Budapest. The car was loaded up with our freshly purchased tires and roof rack on top, and a new stereo inside (the old one hadn’t worked). The drive to Budapest was pretty short. We arrived at […]

Vienna and beyond!

Checked out of the Czechout party and headed to Vienna to see Ben. Stopped in a poppy field to take some glamour shots of Merdeith amongst the wildlife. Upon arriving in Vienna, we grabbed some döner kebab and went to see some sights like a cathedral and a palace, a candy store, and ice cream […]

Bastille Day

Bastille day was pretty lazy. I went for a walk. Everything in Libourne was closed. That night I had another amazing meal with Camille’s family. Yes, apparently I’ve been spelling her name wrong the whole time. Anyway, the L’s are silent as far as I can tell. Then she, her cousin Marianne, and I went […]

Technique Contrôlled!

Awesome day today! I don’t know where to start so we’ll just go chronologically. No, I can’t! The car passed the Contrôl Technique inspection! I’m so thrilled. It’s the first time I’m feeling like I’ve made some progress with the car. So actually she didn’t pass the first time through. Camie and I took her […]