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Mongolia – nomads, wild roads and the best nature going around

  Mongolia is one of the last great unknowns out there for travellers. The expansive rolling plains, nomadic tribes and horrific roads have left much of the country out of development’s reach. Driving through the vast country of central Mongolia is as close to stepping back 1000 years as you could imagine. The towns that […]

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The journey of a bike on the Mongol Rally

The Mongol Rally is an event where cars and motorcycles test their skills through an enduring 50+ day adventure from London, through Central Asia and towards Mongolia and Siberia. So bringing a bicycle along for the journey may have seemed like an odd thing to do. But for us, taking along our trusty two wheeled […]

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Kyrgystan and Kazakhstan – cool cities, corrupt cops and one pot hole too many

“So it’s with great regret that we have to say the car has broken down, and at this stage looks it like we won’t be going on the rest of the rally. It’s been great, and thanks so much to all those involved, see you next year…” Which is pretty damn close to what we […]

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Uzbekistan: the country of hospitality and where you shouldn’t fly a drone

The first thing you learn about Central Asia, is that it has incredible hospitality, great scenic beauty and a dysfunctional legal system. This fluid trinity captured our experience in Uzbekistan to a tee.     The scenery There is a real sense of immersing yourself in the past in Central Asia. Beyond the cities, the […]

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Central Asia and a series of potholes

It’s hard to know what to expect from Central Asia. Nestled between Mongolia, Russia, the Middle East and China, you don’t know if you’ll be dealing with nomads, surly statesman or transcendentals.The team pondered this as we sat aboard the Hasan Aliyev ferry making our way over the Caspian Sea from Azerbaijan to Kazakhstan. Central […]

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The good life in Georgia and Azerbaijan

Georgia and Azerbaijan were our first taste of stepping out in to the unknown. Europe, Turkey – that’s all pretty straight forward. But, we really had no idea what to expect from these tucked away countries. What we found was some incredible people, amazing wine and a real fancy city.   Driving over from Turkey […]

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Turkish Delight

As we entered Turkey, the recent military coup (7 days earlier) that cost hundred of lives, compounded by the reminders from family and friends, was hard to ignore. We expected to find a country locked down in curfew, with rationing and fearfulness the norm, but instead we found a country glowing with some of the […]

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The great Faruk of Clejani, Romania

On the road It’s always hard to leave Berlin. But we finally made our escape at 10pm Monday night – and jetted all through the night to Heidelberg in Southern Germany to meet up with our fellow Mongol Ralliers. After we arrived there late at 6am – the party was the night before – we […]

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Alles Gut when registering a car in Berlin

Berlin is one of the most alluring and charming cities in the modern world, but as we’ve recently learnt, it can be a bit of a challenging one as well.   On the one side you’re enamored with the easy going attitude, spontaneous bouts of street action and the inimitable nightlife, but when you’re trying […]

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The best mechanic in Berlin

As every person knows, there’s something intricately difficult about finding a reliable and friendly mechanic in any city. And in a city like Berlin, which is already somewhat chaotic, this is even tougher. We spent days riding to Berlin’s outskirts getting lost only to find many Turkish mechanics with a caryard of lemons and a […]

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Up and rolling

And it begins! And no better place to be getting the journey afoot than Europe’s phoenix, Berlin. Amidst the orderly chaos and beautiful grime we’ve been searching high and low for our perfect car. And by perfect, we don’t exactly mean a ‘perfect’ car. The rules of the Mongol Rally have limited us to searching […]

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THE ROAM BLOG

Here you will find the latest on our adventure. From beautiful landscapes to unearthing hidden cities, this blog is about travel, food, people and search for kindness on the silk road.