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London to Magadan – On the road with the Road of Bones Expedition 2018 #4 – by Allana Goldsworthy

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London to Magadan – On the road with the Road of Bones Expedition 2018 #4 – by Allana Goldsworthy

Vonderful Volgograd 14 June 2018 Story by Allana Goldsworthy Images – Allana Goldsworthy, Azar Farahmand, Hugo Penasco, Bayne Morison and Dennis Grothues.   Well we are now in Russia – and there are a few things we have noticed. 1.  Whilst less people smoke here than in Turkey or Georgia – it is still the case …

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London to Magadan – On the road with the Road of Bones Expedition 2018 #5 – by Allana Goldsworthy

Chapter Four – Moscow Awaits Story by Allana Goldsworthy Images – Allana Goldsworthy, Azar Farahmand, Hugo Penasco, Bayne Morison and Dennis Grothues. Well here was a surprise. Tambov. Where? Who? What? This was a 515 km ride – a long day. And the ride was not inspiring – We had a lot of kms to eat …

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London to Magadan – On the road with the Road of Bones Expedition 2018 #2 – by Allana Goldsworthy

Road of Bones – 2018 CHAPTER TWO Story by Allana Goldsworthy Images – Allana Goldsworthy, Azar Farahmand, Hugo Penasco, Bayne Morison and Dennis Grothues. Our time in Tblisi, Georgia, passed all too quickly – we enjoyed our couple of nights in our comfortable hotel, in this quirky capital. Massive thunderstorms rolling over Tblisi in the evening …

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Magic Mongolia Blog – July 2018 – By Peter Grace – Part #3

Wednesday 20 June Day 4  It’s now Saturday, but I’m writing about Wednesday.  We retraced our path down the main road of Darkham and the turned right (west) onto dirt tracks.  Nice easy riding and lovely wide valleys with herds of animals roaming free.  There are no fences, so the animals go where they like.  …

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Magic Mongolia Blog – July 2018 – By Peter Grace – Part #2

Day 2 Mongolia It was a full-on day.  New bikes had been delivered, old bikes fixed, and the weather was cool but sunny. We left at 8.00am and got back to the hotel at 7.45pm.  We started by visiting the Genghis Khan statue.  It was enormous – the biggest horse in the world apparently.  We …

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London to Magadan – On the road with the Road of Bones Expedition 2018 #1 – by Allana Goldsworthy

CHAPTER ONE ISTANBUL Story by Allana Goldsworthy Images – Allana Goldsworthy, Azar Farahmand, Hugo Penasco, Bayne Morison and Dennis Grothues. This is the first of what will probably be a semi regular posting! Dependent upon WiFi access, computer skills, battery life and inclination! We are embarking on a trip that will take us through 16 …

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Charley Boorman – Cape Town To Victoria Falls – African Adventure 2017

Charley Boorman, Billy Ward and a great group of adventurous riders and pillions departed Cape Town in overcast conditions on the 29th of August. They were headed for warmer weather and an amazing and challenging African experience. Providing  logistical and mechanical support was the founder of Compass Expeditions, Mick McDonald, and our regular tour medic, …

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Kyrgyzstan Explorer – The view from the support truck – Week One

  Story by Ryan Heath Images by Mick McDonald   It is fair to say that when I told people I was travelling to Kyrgyzstan the most common reaction was, “you’re going where?” I think there was an assumption that any place that ended with “stan” was not a travel destination of choice. People seemed …

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“The biggest mistake of our lives” – The birth of Compass Expeditions

“The biggest mistake of our lives”, a book written by Compass Expeditions founder, Mick McDonald, is now in its second print run and we have a couple of 100 for sale. Purchase your copy now In 2005 four novice bike riders rode Honda Transalps from London to Vladivostok, primarily to raise money for a tiny Australian …

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