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The hospitality of the South.

The hospitality of the South.

Grace and David were riding along a pleasant country road in the south of Italy.
Greece. A quick dip.

Greece. A quick dip.

We arrived in Greece by boat from Turkey. The island of Chios was only a short ferry ride from Izmir, in Turkey. The early morning arrival meant we would have the whole day to spend on this small western island before the overnight boat to the mainland. Chios was a very relaxed place, and we...
A sprint through Turkey

A sprint through Turkey

Kars, in Turkey’s far East is where we learnt about the Turkish eating habits during Ramadan. We arrived in Kars on the second last day of Ramadan, and were slightly shocked when a very loud boom sounded through the town at sundown. The streets suddenly came to life as the locals poured in to restaurants...
Number 11

Number 11

We arrived at the border with Turkey around midday. We had only read a few things about this border, it is Turkey’s most remote border, and probably the second most remote land border we’ve seen on our trip. There are no towns nearby (the nearest being a very small town about 15km away, on the...
Do we have to leave Georgia?

Do we have to leave Georgia?

Unfortunately, yes. We spent a month in Georgia. Most of that time filming in a tiny village and working on a little biodynamic farm not far from Tbilisi, but we needed to move on: Europe was irresistibly close. We thought we would spend a few days riding out of Georgia and then hotfoot it by...
A holiday in Tbilisi.

A holiday in Tbilisi.

Two things became urgent during our time filming in rural Georgia: Grace’s camera was broken and needed fixing, maybe even replacing; and Grace’s birthday was approaching, and needed celebrating (of course). The LCD panel on Grace’s camera had been deteriorating over a few days and finally completely stopped working during the first few weeks of...
In the Land of Wolves - working title.

In the Land of Wolves – working title.

We rode around Georgia, looking for a subject, something, someone, an issue of interest for Grace to begin the research stages of a documentary film. We rode along and Grace went about filming everything in Georgia, people cooking cakes in the local bakery, men out on the street playing checkers, kids being mischievous, our bike...
What do you know about Georgia?

What do you know about Georgia?

It is a country in the caucasus.
Shaded road, fruit trees a plenty and one rabbit in Azerbaijan.

Shaded road, fruit trees a plenty and one rabbit in Azerbaijan.

Azerbaijan was a short sweet simple ride through very green, very hot and very hospitable landscapes. We went to purchase some peaches in the local fruit shop of Baku and the man refused to take any money. Welcome to Azerbaijan, he said. Along our trip we found a love for mercimek – lentil soup with...
Boat to Baki

Boat to Baki

We waited for this boat a long time, until finally we could collect our tickets from the travel agent, this was in the afternoon. The boat was to arrive in the evening, load during the night and then depart sometime in the early hours of the morning. As it was a cargo ship taking few...
Aktau to Baku by ferry: information for other travellers.

Aktau to Baku by ferry: information for other travellers.

Few travellers make their way to Aktau, in the far west of Kazakhstan, and even fewer travel there from the East. But for people traveling overland from Asia to Europe, it’s one of only a few options. There’s a boat from Aktau to the city of Baku in Azerbaijan, but there’s very little accurate information...
Crossing the steppes, by train

Crossing the steppes, by train