Posts Tagged: mcsuk

Mother Nature and her disapproval of my Sim

Immediately I remembered that if there was an earthquake you should get under a doorway or a table, don’t ask me why, I just know I’ve seen that somewhere. So I got up and made my way to the bedroom door. I opened

Mother Nature and her disapproval of my Sim

Immediately I remembered that if there was an earthquake you should get under a doorway or a table, don’t ask me why, I just know I’ve seen that somewhere. So I got up and made my way to the bedroom door. I opened

A random act of kindness

Another example of the kind people Arjun meets along his journey

A random act of kindness

Another example of the kind people Arjun meets along his journey

An evening amongst saints and sinners (Phone-Gate) …Continued

They had now been questioning the boy for hours, they had attracted a crowd from the usual people that came in the mornings, the sun was nearly up and since the kid had been brought back against his will in the early

An evening amongst saints and sinners (Phone-Gate) …Continued

They had now been questioning the boy for hours, they had attracted a crowd from the usual people that came in the mornings, the sun was nearly up and since the kid had been brought back against his will in the early

An evening amongst saints and sinners (Phone-Gate)

The night Arjun had his phone stolen in the middle of the night

An evening amongst saints and sinners (Phone-Gate)

The night Arjun had his phone stolen in the middle of the night

Going deaf… just in one ear

Read how Arjun started going deaf in one ear, during his time in India.

Going deaf… just in one ear

Read how Arjun started going deaf in one ear, during his time in India.

Crawl to the throne

Read about Arjun’s injury mid India. The start of a testing few weeks.

Crawl to the throne

Read about Arjun’s injury mid India. The start of a testing few weeks.

A couple of videos from Tajikistan

Here are a few videos from Tajikistan. I haven’t uploaded some of the longer ones from the border yet, mainly due to internet speed, but they will be uploaded eventually.

A couple of videos from Tajikistan

Here are a few videos from Tajikistan. I haven’t uploaded some of the longer ones from the border yet, mainly due to internet speed, but they will be uploaded eventually.

Few videos of the journey from Kyrgyzstan (Part 1)

Check out a handful of videos from the journey through Kyrgyzstan.

Few videos of the journey from Kyrgyzstan (Part 1)

Check out a handful of videos from the journey through Kyrgyzstan.

Pakistan / Wagah border

During this car wash, which I was personally expecting to go wrong, as everything else had so far, there was only one moment where I thought the gig was up and they had worked out that that I was not

Pakistan / Wagah border

During this car wash, which I was personally expecting to go wrong, as everything else had so far, there was only one moment where I thought the gig was up and they had worked out that that I was not

Afghanistan / Pakistan border

Whilst in Kabul I went for a walk around the markets, my parents had been adamant that I stay away from the crowded markets places, but I accidentally found myself amongst one when I was walking around the centre one

Afghanistan / Pakistan border

Whilst in Kabul I went for a walk around the markets, my parents had been adamant that I stay away from the crowded markets places, but I accidentally found myself amongst one when I was walking around the centre one

Exploring Kabul

By the second day in Kabul I had an opportunity to view Afghanistan and it’s two polar opposites. On the first day I was shown the nurturing, forward moving Afghanistan with the Mahboba’s Promise Organisation, and their maternity healthcare project

Exploring Kabul

By the second day in Kabul I had an opportunity to view Afghanistan and it’s two polar opposites. On the first day I was shown the nurturing, forward moving Afghanistan with the Mahboba’s Promise Organisation, and their maternity healthcare project

Kabul

The drive took about 5 hours, weaving in and out through the mountains and through small road side towns. We stopped for snacks and lunch once and finally made it to the outskirts of Kabul. Once there I called a

Kabul

The drive took about 5 hours, weaving in and out through the mountains and through small road side towns. We stopped for snacks and lunch once and finally made it to the outskirts of Kabul. Once there I called a

The day I thought I got Taken in Afghanistan

The next morning I woke and called the commanders son who could speak English, he agreed to meet me and help me arrange transport back to before Baghlan. I met with him outside the hotel and he seemed to know

The day I thought I got Taken in Afghanistan

The next morning I woke and called the commanders son who could speak English, he agreed to meet me and help me arrange transport back to before Baghlan. I met with him outside the hotel and he seemed to know

Poppies, checkpoints and the secret service

After leaving the vicinity of Kunduz I started to settle back into a rhythm, although I found I was going to be stopped at literally every checkpoint ever created on my route, which I just had to get used to.

Poppies, checkpoints and the secret service

After leaving the vicinity of Kunduz I started to settle back into a rhythm, although I found I was going to be stopped at literally every checkpoint ever created on my route, which I just had to get used to.

Kunduz

I got to the very outskirts of Kunduz and whilst I walked down the street filled with houses, there outside of one sat a man, eating and drinking tea, with little children running around him serving him with tea and bringing jams

Kunduz

I got to the very outskirts of Kunduz and whilst I walked down the street filled with houses, there outside of one sat a man, eating and drinking tea, with little children running around him serving him with tea and bringing jams

Towards Kunduz

My journey towards Kunduz was full of scenic delight, I saw for miles over the plaines where there was nothing for as far as the eye could see, but shepard huts and cattle gazing. It was lovely but certainly not

Towards Kunduz

My journey towards Kunduz was full of scenic delight, I saw for miles over the plaines where there was nothing for as far as the eye could see, but shepard huts and cattle gazing. It was lovely but certainly not

…Afghanistan

In the afternoon I managed to crossed the border after a bit of a wait and being asked to slip the guard behind the desk a cheeky 20 soms, as I crossed over there was definitely a moment in which

…Afghanistan

In the afternoon I managed to crossed the border after a bit of a wait and being asked to slip the guard behind the desk a cheeky 20 soms, as I crossed over there was definitely a moment in which

anzob tunnel

A while into the mountains, I came across a tunnel that I was told would be a struggle to walk through. It was a 5km long Iranian tunnel named Anzob. I found out the hard way, why when I looked

anzob tunnel

A while into the mountains, I came across a tunnel that I was told would be a struggle to walk through. It was a 5km long Iranian tunnel named Anzob. I found out the hard way, why when I looked

The Road to Dushanbe

My walk through Tajikistan was pretty much eclipsed by the thought of Afghanistan being so close. The phone and internet I was given in Isfara became just a tool for me to find out more about Afghanistan whilst on the

The Road to Dushanbe

My walk through Tajikistan was pretty much eclipsed by the thought of Afghanistan being so close. The phone and internet I was given in Isfara became just a tool for me to find out more about Afghanistan whilst on the

Reaching the Tajik border

Throughout my time in Kyrgyzstan, I was told that the border to Tajikistan was going to be dangerous, and I had heard about the border guards and their disagreement of a road being built there which had heightened tensions. Eventually

Reaching the Tajik border

Throughout my time in Kyrgyzstan, I was told that the border to Tajikistan was going to be dangerous, and I had heard about the border guards and their disagreement of a road being built there which had heightened tensions. Eventually

Coming to the end of Kyrgyzstan

A few days later I made it to a town nestled comfortably between two mountain ranges and I set up my camp a bit early just after the town ended, as it looked like the road was deciding to change

Coming to the end of Kyrgyzstan

A few days later I made it to a town nestled comfortably between two mountain ranges and I set up my camp a bit early just after the town ended, as it looked like the road was deciding to change