Featured on the same page as the Pope, we are told, in the Japanese press.
Welcome Kojiro, joining Chris for the final leg of the journey after rescuing Babushka. Enormous thanks to Kojiro and his family for their kindness and support. In case you are wondering about the Sputnik numbering system (invented by Ilya, who explained that it translates as someone on the same path – a travelling companion) Chris […]
This nine minute video with closed captions captures Chris’s welcome into Sakaiminato and the setting up of the TV news filming and administration process.
Poor Babushka started to struggle going up the Japanese hills. Initially Chris thought it might be the fuel, but the problem persisted. On the roadside he checked everything he could think of, then eventually Sputnik 6 (Kojiro) arranged breakdown assistance to a garage where the mechanics also checked all the possible causes for the loss […]
The penultimate video chapter in this epic journey sees Chris and Judi finally arrive in Vladivostock and the boarding of the ferry to Sakaiminato for the final leg to the opening match of the World Cup. Babushka and Chris made across Siberia with the help and support of many new Russian friends
Chapter Eight of Chris Blakey’s epic adventure travelling to the Rugby World Cup in a 1937 Austin across Siberia. This video chapter covers the trip from Lake Baikal to Novobureyskiy. During this journey, Sputnik2 (Will Leith) made his scheduled departure by train to Chita for a flight home and Chris was joined by fellow adventurer […]