From The U.K. to Mongolia: Puppy Love in Russia

After a paranoid night of intermittent naps, I woke up with relief at not having been emotionally or physically scarred by a disturbance in the night.  Knowing full well we’d have another challenging day of border crossings and grappling with insurance agents, we got an early start to our 10th day of driving across Europe.…… Continue reading From The U.K. to Mongolia: Puppy Love in Russia

From The U.K. to Mongolia: The Armpit of Ukraine

After the wallet drain that was our one night in Odessa, Dillion and I were keen to continue driving through Ukraine with as few setbacks as possible and planned the most direct route to Russia possible.  This entailed driving through agricultural and industrial southern Ukraine while skipping over the peninsula, Crimea.  Little did we know…… Continue reading From The U.K. to Mongolia: The Armpit of Ukraine

From The U.K. to Mongolia: The Tip of Moldova, Lada Envy and 4 Star Hotels

After a much needed day of rest on the beach, we packed up the campsite, an exercise that was becoming skillfully routine but not quite monotonous yet, and focused on having a productive day of driving towards Ukraine. Unfortunately, there didn’t appear to be a main road directly to Ukraine from Constanta, at least not…… Continue reading From The U.K. to Mongolia: The Tip of Moldova, Lada Envy and 4 Star Hotels

From The U.K. to Mongolia: A Tribute to Money Pit

A quick photo collage to commemorate the workhorse that drove us almost 9,000 miles from the Thames Ditton, England to Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia…. Money Pit’s first night out at a campsite in Southern England.  She was cleaned up, was wearing all of her hubcaps and was ready to take on the open road……Well not quite ready. …… Continue reading From The U.K. to Mongolia: A Tribute to Money Pit

From The U.K. to Mongolia: Turning 30 On The Road

For the first time since we started this road trip, we stayed in one place for more than one night, a very pleasant change of pace.  When we awoke on our 7th day of travel, there was no immediate rush to take down the tent and camping equipment, no fussing with the fluid levels or…… Continue reading From The U.K. to Mongolia: Turning 30 On The Road

From The U.K. to Mongolia: More Mechanics and The Carpathians

Today, July 18th, was my last day as a twenty-something and what better way to have spent it than journeying towards Sibiu, Romania, a town I remembered from my days as an analyst and a town that now promised us free beer for the whole evening.  Another informal checkpoint, a small pub in Sibiu which…… Continue reading From The U.K. to Mongolia: More Mechanics and The Carpathians

From The U.K. to Mongolia: Cops and A Failed Attempt to Enter Serbia

We decided to get a head start this morning by skipping the second parade and heading straight two-lane highways.  There was no need to get through all of the fanfare again when we had an ambitious day planned.  We intended to drive south through the Czech Republic into Austria and through Slovak Republic to end…… Continue reading From The U.K. to Mongolia: Cops and A Failed Attempt to Enter Serbia