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Roaming Green Update

08.08.2010 in Uncategorized

Here is a little Roam Green update on the trip so far. As expected, our little Puntos have been performing admirably in the efficiency department. After strapping some skid plates to them in Serbia, they sound like little race cars, but we have been getting…

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Long Road To Tbilisi

08.08.2010 in Uncategorized

When the border guard asked me today what I knew about Georgia, I had to stifle myself from blurting out “Joseph Stalin was born here”. My answer was still honest, “Nothing, but I’d like to learn more”. He smiled and asked me how big Seattle…

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The Russian Dilemma

04.08.2010 in Uncategorized

The past two days have been a roller coaster of emotions and contradictory bureaucratic responses from the Russian Consulate in Istanbul. On Monday, we went down to the Consulate, even though we were still waiting for Kim’s new passport, and explained our situation to them….

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It Was Supposed To Be So Easy

02.08.2010 in Uncategorized

We are in Istanbul, at the doorstep of Asia, and we are temporarily stuck… do not leave Europe, do not pass go, do not collect $200. No, we are not in jail (to follow the rest of the Monopoly analogy), but the supposedly “easy” European…

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Pushing Onward

28.07.2010 in Uncategorized

We have been pushing hard for 6 days now and have not stopped to post much content. When we arrive in Istanbul today we’ll break for a few days and will have many updates.

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The Rain In Spain Falls Mainly In Germany

26.07.2010 in Uncategorized

2010-07-26 13.50.04_Marktheidenfeld_Bavaria_DE.jpg Originally uploaded by autarken Massive downpour in Germany on our way to Prague. We have been pushing hard since Goodwood, I have been a bit sick to my stomach but starting to feel better. Hope we make it to Czechout before dark. —…

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Feet On The Ground

20.07.2010 in Uncategorized

Still adjusting to local time, the last few days have been a whirlwind for Tom & I.  We’ve got a ton of updates to make, but also still a ton of work to do on the cars!  We just now have made it to our…

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Naadam In Seattle

16.07.2010 in Culture

Every July 10th/11th Mongolians celebrate Naadam, a Mongolian Olympics of sorts.  Naadam is a celebration of the 3 “manly” sports and the military traditions they represent: archery, horseback racing, and wrestling. Tom, Jean and I were joined by some friends out in Redmond’s Farrel McWhirter…

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