We’re high in the Atlas Mountains where the days are 28 degrees and the nights a chilly 6. The supply of accommodation is plentiful thanks to the same mania that has swept New Zealand. Online booking has provided a massive economic boost to these remote villages who until now have survived by growing crops for […]
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We heard the Moroccans love bargaining so Joanne decided to put that reputation to the test. She offered the cab driver half the price he quoted (we knew it was 20 times the going rate btw). He refused, came down 10% but that was it. So she walked along the row of them & the […]
Just as well we decided against heading further south from Agadir ! We’d been warned that Casablanca Customs would prove a challenge, that extricating our bikes from them would be no trivial pursuit. And so it has proved – after 3 solid days in their queues at the container port we’re finally on the road. […]
No Mud, No Rain, No Bikes, No washers and No Gareth. Jo and Dave meet a traditional Yakutsan Queen and check out a fantastic Cryogenic Museum. Would you like ice with your Mammoth Sir? Rest day in Yakutsk. Me to do email catchups and photo processing, the others to do a little sightseeing – courtesy […]
No rain today and the team get a bit of scenic relief with heaps of lakes, meadows, pines and lychen-covered, tundra-like slopes. Now this is more like the Yukon or Alaska! It’s the first night of camping and Gareth decides to pitch his tent next to a bunch of Russian mountaineers and their 26 wheel […]
The team are up and into it at 6am but with pouring rain and atrocious road conditions it’s not going to be much fun. The 3 drowned rats get some help from a Russian gateman and Gareth’s bike gets totally flooded and won’t start. Frozen and stuffed, they must reach Ust Nera for the night. […]
In this episode we explore a city which appears to be deserted. Bunk down in a creepy apartment building. And we learn a little bit about the political prisoners of the Stalin regime and the Road of Bones.
It’s our first day and there is a flat battery on Jo’s bike. Dave’s lack of Russian is an issue already. I have an anxiety attack on day one about being eaten by a bear. Let the adventure begin. This year we are doing some podcasting. Fell free to listen below or read a summary below. […]
Available for a limited time. Watch the Silk Riders documentary with Jo and Gareth Morgan as they travel Marco Polo’s Silk road on motorbike
Here is a bit of video overview of our upcoming long drop trip from Russia, via North Korea, the DMZ and into South Korea.