Author Archives: Steve

Booting it through Italy

Arriving in the southern Italian city of Bari was a joy but as we cycled off the boat we were plunged into a fashion parade we had not been prepared for. Everywhere we looked Gucci and Prada trotted past. Even … Continue reading


Turkey – gateway to Europe

So there we were, our first wet morning in Turkey, our tent squeezed into someone‚Äôs small allotment on the Black Sea coast, excited to be on the final leg to Europe and comforted by the return of the minarets and … Continue reading

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Going Slow in Kyrgyzstan

If you could use (and spell for that matter!) the word ‘Kyrgyzstan’ in scrabble, it would score you 30 points. Of all the ‘Stans Kyrgyzstan is the one that we really didn’t have a clue about. I mean, I guess … Continue reading

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