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A warm welcome to Russia: Vladivostok to Khabarovsk

A warm welcome to Russia: Vladivostok to Khabarovsk It was a long and expensive wait to get my Russian visa, so to be finally arriving in Vladivostok, the famous Russian city of the east, was a little surreal. I was admitedly nervous though about passing through immigration. I hadn’t solid proof of exit as I […]

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WWOOFing at Furumaya farm house.

So I arrived in Kyoto and was in need of some R&R. A former student of mine, Lianhua, lived and studied here and many months previously we had agreed that we would meet again. The time had come. She had arranged for me to stay at her host family’s ‘spare’ 4 storey mansion. It was […]

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Shimonoseki to Kyoto

I was looking forward to Japan. It had always conjured up very unique exotic ideas in my mind, but of course it was also very civilized and technological. So I was excited when the Ferry docked. First things first, I had to get in. My passport was stamped quickly enough. Picked up Stella, still in […]

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Back on the road! First stop: South Korea.

After two and half years the day that I had been waiting for was finally arriving. It took alot of focus and sacrifice in order to keep alive my dream of riding back to England. In the big picture, I have bigger and brighter dreams to look forward to. However this has been my focus […]

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Reflections on the past 2 and a half years in China.

As I write this I am laying down in an abandoned apartment in an unknown town in South Korea. Having spent all day in the saddle, the storm that had been brewing all day finally erupted. I am back on the road. It has been a fairly easy transition. But what of my two and […]

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