So, Babushka has continued to be the star of the show in the window of the British Luxury Brands Group store in central Tokyo. Chris has been enjoying the hospitality of the Japanese people who have given support whilst he is there. There was the hot springs motel, very traditional, with indoor and outdoor spring. […]
Just been checking through various boxes of spare parts that were collected in preparation for the immense challenge of driving across the whole of Russia. How did you manage to complete such an awesome journey without this? (What is it?)
The final day of driving all the way from the UK to Tokyo began with a photoshoot with mount Fuji as a splendid back drop. Chris is accompanied (in a 4×4) by photographer Junichi. Dear old Babushka was then led into Tokyo by two classic ladies. Chris is now an honorary member of the Austin […]
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 […]
Oh yes! What a milestone! Eat your hats all those that laughed at us! Fabulous news from far away… It’s quite tricky to keep up with the team in Russia! They are 9 hours ahead of the UK, and a decent WiFi connection is not always available at a mutually convenient time. Chris has a […]
A mega-long drive from Never today, 520 miles! The team reached the 6,000 mile point from home (Corsham) and are looking forward to reaching 10,000 km tomorrow. What an awesome achievement! Another early start, and signs of autumn amongst the larch and birch trees. It seems that today Chris was able to change from 92 […]
The repair to the runaway wheel seems to be holding up today, although Chris had to empty the second petrol tank in an attempt to lighten the load for Babushka – she’s running on low grade petrol and the hills are proving rather a challenge. So, it’s a relief to see that the local air […]
Pavel, police officer number 50 to stop the team! Accompanied by police officer number 51, he got a badge and a signed leaflet.
Hello to Judi, who arrived in Chita to co-pilot the last leg of the journey to Vladivostok. The intrepid adventurer from Devon is no stranger to Russia having lived in Moscow for a time whilst studying for her degree. She was encouraged to join the team by the other crazy people who are also driving […]