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Day 22 – Turkmenbashi – Ashgabat

No sooner having left the border in Turkmenbashi we ran into the Turkmenistan authorities again. For reasons unknown, we were pulled over by the police. All four of our vehicles (our ambulances, the Drift King’s Transit van and Warren Point’s … Continue reading

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Day 21 – No-Mans-Land

Early morning docking gave us some spectacular views of Turkmenistan. A completely different landscape to the one we left on the East of the Caspian Sea. Big mountains of rock, with no clusters of trees or bushes in sight. The … Continue reading

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Day 20 – Leaving the Lovely Baku

We awoke nice and early in the five-star car park in order to get to the ferry for nine o’clock for a ‘definite’ departure. We all set off with high hopes, but five minutes into the short journey Endeavour started … Continue reading

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Day 19 – Another Day in Baku

The dismal day yesterday did not look good for the team. We had been promised that there was a 70% chance that we would be able to sort out the visa problem today (in Azerbaijan, this is actually only a … Continue reading

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Day 18 – Waiting for the Ferry

Not wanting to miss the ferry, we got back at 7.30 to wait it out. As it turned out, we needn’t have bothered. The other teams weren’t all reassembled until 10, and the guards didn’t take our passports til about … Continue reading

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Day 17 – Arriving in Baku

Baku was not designed with drivers in mind. We very quickly reverted to the Istanbul style of driving (point towards where you want to be and ignore signs) when we realised that the signs were physically impossible to follow owing … Continue reading

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Day 16 – Georgia – Azerbaijan

When we woke up in Georgia from our incredible camping spot, we drove the rest of the way through Georgia to Azerbaijan. Throughout Georgia, we were fearing the Azerbaijan border as it is illegal to drive right-hand drive vehicles in … Continue reading

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Day 15 – Georgia

After another refreshing beach shower we set off for the nearby Georgian border. We were there by 8.30am, but it was already heaving with coaches and lorries and we got very confused trying to leave Turkey. Entering Georgia was a … Continue reading

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Day 14 – Turkey

The early start was necessary to catch up the two days that we were behind. 5am seemed too early for some of the team (Matt Lokes) but enough people were feeling okay enough to take on the dawn driving shift. … Continue reading

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Day 6 – The Czech Republic – Austria – Slovakia

After a quick breakfast of boiled eggs and bread, we set off early to Prague. Due to time limitations (also finding parking for two ambulances in the centre of the capital was impossible) we opted to have a drive-by sight … Continue reading

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