Rain Rain Go Away

Rain Rain Go Away

And show up tomorrow night in a major storm with sideways rain please.. But today we pack up and leave Odessa and we have no real destination in mind, we are just following the road west. We have a late start as we are feeling slightly hung over and still need to do a...
We Actually Do Some Walking

We Actually Do Some Walking

I’d say its not normal but I would be lying, we normally cover some serious ground in towns on foot, although not as bad when I took Sean on a 10km tiki tour that led to an apartment block across town instead of an old fort… oops. Wonder if it works? Leaving the hotel...
Wanna Go To Ukraine Next Week?

Wanna Go To Ukraine Next Week?

Its thrusday night, we have not received a call for work… Chernobyl scrolls across the screen on the tv for shows to watch. “Hey wanna go check out Ukraine?” Night 1 stop over Anyways, we have now booked a ferry for the wagon and I am off and running to get all packed...
The Big 300

The Big 300

  After leaving Australia at 265k we finally ticked over the 300k mark in Turkey. The car has been running great although does require your standard maintenance that is performed before most trips as you would expect, as the roads we normally try to drive add a...
To The Gods

To The Gods

After the D915 drive I figured it was time to see how wild of roads I could find.  I guess for this blog I will just let the photos do the talking, I winded my way through about 75kms worth of crazy switch backs, loose rock slopes, thick fog and walked away okay....
Parting Ways

Parting Ways

The call came, the dreaded call… “Hello, Asareh, your apartment smells like dead fish like the fridge has quit” Ahhh man, we quickly book a flight as we hadn’t left a key with anyone back in Antalya and Asareh will be on her way home in no time at all. Luckily at the...
D915, Does It Match The Hype?

D915, Does It Match The Hype?

The tent is pooling some water this morning so my wake up call is brutal and quick. But a coffee makes all okay. We have 1 thing to do today and this is to drive the D915. So we hammer straight to Bayburt for a refuel and head north. The road starts very easy and is...
Pull Over!

Pull Over!

We wake up to a stunning view on the edge of the cliff after a peaceful night. We wash up in the spring and head straight back into tunnels, I figure it almost works out to be 30kms worth of tunnels overall but broken up into pieces.  Heading out we travel past a few...
The Boring Blog

The Boring Blog

Haha, get it? Cause of the giant tunnels we go through? We must first start our trip leaving last nights camp where the last few water crossing are causing the wagon to stay locked in 4wd due to water in some switches which is odd as to date has never happened again....
What’s That Smell?

What’s That Smell?

In the morning there is a bit of confusion at the hotel as I try to sort a good workshop, but by luck the parking lot attendant knows a very good workshop, we head on out to Teknikeren garaj where I am introduced to Eren. A top-notch bloke who helps me with the wagon...
Mt. Nemrut

Mt. Nemrut

We wake to a lovely warm day. Perfect for the exploring we will be doing, except on top of Mt. Nemrut the wind is howling depending on which side you are on. It’s a steep drive but an easy drive for any vehicle 2 or 4wd. When we arrive at the top we parked and were...
Water’s Rising

Water’s Rising

Today we back track into town to do a restock, a rather lazy day overall. We start with heading back about 20kms to Kahta for meat and vegetables. A simple shop just to ensure our next few days are stress free and good eating. On our way back in we stop at Karakus...
How Long Is The Tour?

How Long Is The Tour?

Waking up in Gaziantep, we have a lovely breakfast in the hotel before going out for a walk in town. We walk past spices, and dried fruits and a multitude of copper wares, yet still… no cup of christ, my dream of being indi continuous, Asareh hates it. You will find...
Men Of Rock

Men Of Rock

Where do we start today, it was a mish mash of side roads into the mountains then back onto the main road for 5 kms then we would whip into the next side track. But of course, that is not before we start with breakfast and a lazy coffee. Moving into town we cross a...
Coastal Cruising

Coastal Cruising

With the test run a success Asareh suggests we head down the coast, and like I would ever say no to her ideas. We spend the next week collecting everything we need and before we know it, the Paj is loaded and ready to go. We get a decently early exit from home and...
Gearbox and Go

Gearbox and Go

With our return from Iran (Blogs to follow) we decide against the rental car and make the plan to get the wagon running asap. With tools and oils at home, I call a friend who then tows the wagon out onto an old house foundation where I will begin my day. Starting...
The Stress is Killing Us…

The Stress is Killing Us…

We spend the next few days before Sean has to leave relaxing and getting our Kebab on. But of course, you can’t leave a country without a good old fashioned transmission removal. What a heavy beast. We nail it in 4 hours though and the box is tucked into the wagon...
Who’s Got The Keys?

Who’s Got The Keys?

There is nothing better than getting to port and discovering that the container key is missing… But more on that later. Let’s go back a couple days. Picture: A bus… I have never been on a bis for an actual trip, for work yes but never like this, so I suggest me and...
Turkey – 2021

Turkey – 2021

With borders closed for ages I finally got a window with South Africa opening up and I wasted no time in preparing the logistics to get the wagon packed up and shipped out. With a port of exit chosen, I hoped on a plane and headed to Joburg. I arrived on the weekend...