Chapter 3 – Krasnoyarsk, Russia

Chapter 3 – Krasnoyarsk, Russia

A meeting with Nikolai, which after a bottle of moonshine, ended up at the border with Kazakhstan, cost us driving through the sideroads of nightmarish state. On these, the holes were more frequent than the asphalt patches. Finally, we managed to reach the main, proper road, which led us through the mountains, then hills to […]

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Russia – the streets without white bears

Russia – the streets without white bears

Metallic sounds of trombones and a rhythmic beat of drums. Loud cries in a foreign language. White and green wigs and jerseys in the same colours. The large crowd of supporters of the Nigeria national team celebrates their victory in the match against Iceland. The white and green wave floods Moscow’s Red Square. June and […]

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Chapter 2 – Samara, Russia

Chapter 2 – Samara, Russia

We wanted to close the Volgograd stage quickly and efficiently, and hit the road toward Lake Baikal on Monday, 2 July 2018. Broken air conditioning and the necessity of shopping decided for us differently. Instead of early in the morning, we left very late in the afternoon. So late that we were wondering whether to […]

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Chapter 1 – Volgograd, Russia

Chapter 1 – Volgograd, Russia

Three countries, 3,800 km and two weeks after the start of our journey around the world in an old ambulance (aka homebulance), we found ourselves in Volgograd at Poland vs Japan match. The city welcomed us with almost 40-degree heat and the victory of the Polish national team in the game for the honour. Could […]

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Thaipusam – the way of finding bliss

Thaipusam – the way of finding bliss

In Singapore, the Sri Thendayuthapani Hindu temple resonates with the rhythmic music of drums, bells and trance-like chants of the crowd gathered inside. A stunningly sweet smell of milk and incense fills the air. At the temple doorstep, a man dressed in a yellow sarong whirls in an ardent dance. A metal structure placed on […]

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Tidal Waves

Tidal Waves

“You will catch bait for barracuda”, one of the fishermen explains to us. Earlier in the day, a long wooden boat fitted with colourful sashes had carried us to a small fishing vessel, moored just off the shore of the Thai island of Phi Phi Don. Our feet had barely touched the deck when a […]

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