20,000 km through 20 countries in 100 days

  • World
  • Indonesia
  • Singapore to Laos
  • China
  • Kazakhstan
  • Europe

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The origins – Kalgoorlie, Australia

Just when we thought our lives couldn’t get any better, as we stood on the cusp of our greatest adventure, something truly amazing happened. For some reason the gods every so often see it fit to intervene in the affairs

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Mambo - Ubung, Indonesia
Indonesia

Day 1: Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia

The taste of the city was on my lips. Our flipflopped feet were black from pollution, dust, dirt and grime. Another fleet of motorbikes zipped past us, like bullets in a warzone, and I took another breath of hot, smoky

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Sleeping in the back of Suwarno's lorry
Indonesia

Day 4-5: Suwarno – To Jakarta

We waited at the lights until they turned red and then stepped out into the traffic asking each car in turn if we could join them. “Turpan,” we’d mouth, pointing at our sign. It wasn’t long before our actions roused

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The Demon Masseuse – Jakarta
Indonesia

Day 7: The Demon Masseuse – Jakarta

On our second night in Jakarta, we were sat in a bar, sinking suds, watching the football. I returned to our table with a fresh couple of beers. “Hey Mike, do I look especially wretched, desperate and lonely tonight?” “No

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Singapore
Singapore

Day 14: A chilly reception – Singapore

We stepped gingerly off the boat with sunburnt faces, raw lips and bruised hips. It was like stepping into another world. I was reminded of a cartoon I once watched where, for some reason, Fred Flinstone and Barney Rubble had

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