If you reach this blog for the first time now, then you are late.
Eurasia2013, a trip by car from Madrid (Spain) through Europe and Asia and back, is over by now. In April 2013 I took off in a Range Rover Evoque, and the following 7,5 months drove over 58.000km through 40 countries, in a journey that has changed my life forever.
I set out with Helena, my long time fiancé. But as things sometimes sadly go, we split up at 1/3 of the road, in India, and since then I continued to write the posts of this blog alone, while she travelled on by herself through Asia and Australia.
During these months on the road several unforeseeable things happened that changed the initial plan, but that is part of travelling and the adventure. The car broke down several times. I decided to not cross some countries and had to alter the route and ship the car by boat from Mumbai (India) to Vladivostok (Russia). In the weeks waiting for the car to arrive I travelled to Australia, some islands in the Pacific and Japan, expanding the scope of the journey beyond Europe and Asia.
When I think back about these months on the road, endless images, people and moments come to my mind. Travelling by car has the great advantage that you can stay wherever you like it, and leave if a place is less interesting. And you can move quickly. This has made this journey a “best of” the countries visited, and made me explore new territory pretty much every day. This bombardment of impressions and learnings wasn’t easy to grasp and describe properly. But I tried in this blog, and am very grateful for many peoples’ positive and encouraging feedback throughout the trip.
If you want to catch up on the adventure, you can
- See the country by country albums on Flickr
- Watch videos of many countries on Youtube
- Check this newer Google map based on interesting places visited
- Or check this older Google map based on the daily stops
If you want to read about the places I crossed, on the right you can use
- a calendar where you can search for posts in any of the months from april to december 2013
- an archive by month
- a search box if you’re looking for something specific
In the top navigation bar you have a “countries crossed” section with a list of all 40 countries, and links to a page per country that lists all posts from there.
Checking the stats of this blog I have found some curious things. People from 105 countries have read this blog so far (see map below). The top 10 are:
The last ones are:
- Côte d’Ivoire
- Brunei Darussalam
- We love Pakistan
- The Hunza Valley
- A Nightmare on India’s Streets
- Racing for Security
- Sri Lanka
- Waiting in Tashkurgan
- Chilling in Islamabad
- Sweating in Delhi
- Out of Delhi
The least read posts were these:
- Esfahan vs Persepolis 0:1
- Cruising through the Alau
- From Odessa to Moldova
- To Ulan-Ude
- More Moscow
- Gliding into Iran
- The Birthplace of Western Civilisation
- Desert Day
- To Kiev
So long, take care and safe travels! You can follow me on www.electroboris.com