The Road From (The Gates of) Hell

The bike’s engine was hot next to my leg, the wind was whipping my hair around my face as the spiny vegetation flashed by. This was my first time on a motorbike and I was so excited. We were fly – the driver reached his hand around and grabbed my arse, then moved it down […]

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To Appear is not a Sober King

An interesting title. It was the first rule for an underground lake we’d passed earlier that day, and we found it so funny that it sort of stuck. God knows what it was meant to say, probably some dodgy Google translate about not drinking. Anyway, it’s the title of this blog because when the events […]

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Turkmenistan, As Seen Through the Passenger Window

The fluffy sheep of Dartmoor were long gone, replaced instead by hardy goats that grazed on the side of red desert rocks and camels. Yes, camels. I screamed when I saw the first herd. Camels, not in zoos, not dressed up as a tourist attraction, but wild camels, swinging their heads to watch the screaming […]

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