Fly Like An Eagle. Time keeps on slippin', slippin', slippin' Into the future!
Well – with 3 and a bit months to go I have made a last minute change to the route that I have had planned for the last 3 years.After taking a long look at what I want to achieve the costs and time involved in travelling through Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and China are a big overhead to the overall plan.
It feels like a bit of a compromise but after getting in touch with some other overland travelers who are planning similar adventures a route across Iran and into Pakistan seems a viable alternative. There appears to be some security issues in Pakistan, but then there are even bigger ones in northern Pakistan, so either way there are risks involved, but then if I was worried about that I would stay at home!
Anyway financial and time savings will help me push on to the rest of the adventure and the challenge of India will make up for the loss of crossing the Himalayas. Anyway my Doctor had already recommended I stay away from that 5km high route.. so for once I guess I will listen to advice.
So moving on , having made that (difficult) decision, I can put plans into action and start making it happen.
The bike is almost completely equipped. I still have a few maintenance tasks to undertake. My own kit is sorted. Paperwork still needs fully sorting out and the money needs gathering together from the disparate sources I have spread it across.
Keeping on keeping on – heading into the sunrise