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Silk Route Project Craig and Simon are currently travelling from India to Istanbul with the fantastic support of World Nomads. On behalf of Footprints, World Nomad's charity, they will be visiting of a number of projects along the route to deliver supplies of essential medicines to impoverished children.

Thankyou everyone

AUSTRALIA | Wednesday, 15 Nov 2006 | Views [1823]

Well what can we say, we did it. We made it overland from India to Europe. For the two of us it has been a truly life changing experience that would not have been possible without the support of World Nomads and their charity Footprints. So after 5 ... Read more >

Tags: adventures, footprints

Smiles and Laughter - Visiting Orphanages in the Ukraine

UKRAINE | Wednesday, 1 Nov 2006 | Views [6007] | Comments [4]

Compared to the places we have come from the Ukraine was a curious mixture of money and poverty. With a long history of wealth and power but a short history under the Russian Soviets it is trying to find it's feet and is even making murmurings of joining ... Read more >

Tags: doctors, footprints, hospitals & health, orphanage

Gallery: Ukraine

UKRAINE | Tuesday, 31 Oct 2006 | Photo Gallery

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MMMMM Cheese

GEORGIA | Sunday, 29 Oct 2006 | Views [1559]

Thats right folks if ya love cheese Georgia is the place to be. They love the stuff, its dripping off everything you order. The choicest dish is Khachapuri, basically its a round piece of flat bread stuffed with cheese. Its awesome, and with the risk ... Read more >

Tags: Adventures

Turkmenbashi Unplugged

TURKMENISTAN | Wednesday, 25 Oct 2006 | Views [1910]

NEWSFLASH! It has come to our attention that Turkmenbashi, the despot-in-residence of Turkmenistan, is about to release an album. And why the hell not - he has his own country, builds anything he wants and makes the national newspaper publish his ... Read more >

Tags: laughter

Introducing Turkmenbashi

TURKMENISTAN | Monday, 16 Oct 2006 | Views [2023] | Comments [4]

Propped between Uzbekistan , Iran and the Caspian Sea is the incredible country of Turkmenistan . It is a land of incredible history and beauty, lying on the crossroads between Asia and Europe but not many people would have ... Read more >

Tags: Laughter

Gallery: Georgia

GEORGIA | Monday, 16 Oct 2006 | Photo Gallery

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Gallery: Turkmenistan

TURKMENISTAN | Sunday, 8 Oct 2006 | Photo Gallery

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Paging Mr Timur you have your country back

UZBEKISTAN | Thursday, 5 Oct 2006 | Views [1925]

Well we have just spent 2 weeks soaking up the culture of Uzbekistan, this is where its at for Central Asia which is obvious by the amount of tour buses pushing the poor Ladas off the road. We started of in Tashkent which is your basic C.A. captial city ... Read more >

Tags: Sightseeing

The Savage Bliss of Uzbek Massage

UZBEKISTAN | Tuesday, 26 Sep 2006 | Views [10452] | Comments [4]

It was with genuine excitement that I found out there were traditional bath houses in the ancient Uzbek city of Bukhara. Communal sauna and baths had been introduced to parts of Asia a couple of millennium ago by the hygiene obsessed Romans; they ... Read more >

Tags: Doctors, hospitals & health

Gallery: Uzbekistan

UZBEKISTAN | Thursday, 21 Sep 2006 | Photo Gallery

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Fly Tajikistan Airlines!

TAJIKISTAN | Sunday, 17 Sep 2006 | Views [12851] | Comments [6]

Scuttling into Khorog, the terminus of the incredible Pamir Highway , we discovered that we had a grueling 23 hour drive (assuming the bus didn’t break down) ahead of us to get to Dushanbe , the capital of Tajikistan . Normally this would be fine ... Read more >

Tags: planes trains & automobiles

Wuzzing through the Pamirs

TAJIKISTAN | Saturday, 9 Sep 2006 | Views [3552] | Comments [4]

What can I say this was a drive of a lifetime, the Pamirs hold some of the most beautiful scenery in the world. We started in Murghab which is a small town situated amongst the mountains, it was definately a good introduction to the isolation that these ... Read more >

Tags: Adventures

Gallery: Tajikistan

TAJIKISTAN | Thursday, 7 Sep 2006 | Photo Gallery

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At the pot hole take a right

KYRGYZSTAN | Tuesday, 29 Aug 2006 | Views [1636] | Comments [1]

So we are on the road to the Tjkekistan and up the Pamir hwy. Leaving Bishkek we felt a little sad, we had spent a bit of time and we kinda felt it was a bit like home, but as soon as we got out we knew we were back on the road to adventure our first ... Read more >

Tags: Adventures

Lada … King of the Track

KYRGYZSTAN | Monday, 28 Aug 2006 | Views [2357] | Comments [3]

It’s not often that you get a Lada driver in Kyrgyzstan without vodka on their breath but that’s all part of the charm. Apart from a smattering of Mercedes and BMW’s (I have suspicions they are stolen from Germany ) everyone drives these sturdy ... Read more >

Tags: lada, planes trains & automobiles

We're here!!!!!!!!

KYRGYZSTAN | Sunday, 20 Aug 2006 | Views [1415]

Ok where did we leave you guys ahhh thats right Pakistan and the mighty Karakoram, well after crossing the border into China at a remarkable 4700mtrs we made our way to Kashgar which is the staging point for our trip into Central Asia. Kashgar is very ... Read more >

Tags: Adventures

Three Orphanages in Bishkek

KYRGYZSTAN | Tuesday, 15 Aug 2006 | Views [13382] | Comments [20]

Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan's capital, is a beautiful modern city with a fair smattering of department stores, nice hotels and fine restaurants but as is often the case if you stray from the main streets then you get a more realistic picture of the state of ... Read more >

Tags: doctors, footprints, hospitals & health

Gallery: Kyrgyzstan

KYRGYZSTAN | Monday, 7 Aug 2006 | Photo Gallery

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Climbing the Karakoram

PAKISTAN | Wednesday, 26 Jul 2006 | Views [5401] | Comments [9]

The Karakoram Highway blasts its way through some of the world's largest mountains and snakes its way north from Islamabad to the Chinese border. It is a remarkable feat of Pakistani army engineering - arching along impossibly steep slopes, skirting ... Read more >

Tags: Mountains

Gallery: Pakistan

PAKISTAN | Tuesday, 25 Jul 2006 | Photo Gallery

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Boiling on the border

PAKISTAN | Monday, 24 Jul 2006 | Views [1589]

So its time for us to get out of India and of to Pakistan but before we do there is one more pace to visit Amritser the home of the Golden Temple, this place beats the Taj hands down not only is it free to enter (Taj 750 rupees!!!) but there is free ... Read more >

Tags: Adventures

Ode to Patna

INDIA | Monday, 10 Jul 2006 | Views [2925] | Comments [16]

We recently had pleasure of having a painful overnight stop in Patna, a grimy northern Indian rail hub. We arrived late, got mobbed at the station, were almost run over on the street, attacked by a pack of wild dogs and then were repeatedly told that ... Read more >

Tags: Misadventures

Stone breakers of Siliguri

INDIA | Thursday, 6 Jul 2006 | Views [4282] | Comments [5]

This week we had the opportunity to represent Footprints (World Nomad’s charity) in Siliguri, where we visited 2 communities of Stone breakers: Chenga: pop-2500, no electricity, water, or sewage, the nearest hospital was a 12km WALK (that’s ... Read more >

Tags: doctors, footprints, hospitals & health

High Tea in Darjeeling

INDIA | Friday, 30 Jun 2006 | Views [2835] | Comments [3]

To escape the sweltering heat of the northern Indian plains we have scurried up into the hills to Darjeeling, the quintessential British colonial hill station and home to the worlds finest tea. To get to Darjeeling is an adventure in itself. The road ... Read more >

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