Abu Alanda to Amman downtown
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InTRANSIT Festival 2016!
We’re back at InTRANSIT Festival for one night only! Join us for positive tales, Moroccan tea and food: Powis Square, 7-8.30pm, Friday 24 June. FREE tickets available here
Book available online!
Our Shifting Sands book is now available online – get your copy here!
Shifting Sands books for sale!
Our Shifting Sands book is now on sale in Lloyds of Kew, Kew Green, and Open Road Bookshop, Stoke-by-Nayland, Suffolk. Massive thanks to Helen Edwards and David Charleston for making this happen!
Interview at the end of InTRANSIT Festival
Here is our interview with James Yabut: City Living, Local Life at the end of the InTRANSIT Festival
Opening the first box…
So this is how much space 1000 Shifting Sands books take up…51 boxes, 740kg…not sure how we’ll fit them into Landy
An interview with InTRANSIT Festival today
InTRANSIT Festival interview Only four days to go!
Audio jacks recorded :)
Exhibition is coming together! 19-28 June, central London.
Exhibition less than two weeks away!
Please join us in central London, 19-28 June. See our website for details. Thanks
Thoughts from Turkey
The last country where we were in project mode before our long drive home through Europe, Turkey was a place we knew little about and we were excited to explore. We were also slightly preoccupied. Massive problems with our brakes…
Huffington Post Maghreb…
… is talking about our exhibition! Huffington Post Maghreb
Thoughts from Lebanon
Getting in to Lebanon was a bit of a gamble. We’d been warned that privately owned diesel vehicles were prohibited and our subsequent research had mostly supported this warning. With Syria off limits, the only way in by car was…
This time last year…
…we were just leaving Libya! These were our thoughts: http://shifting-sands.com/thoughts-libya/
A year ago we left Tunisia, a warm and welcoming country where we made fantastic friends and installed a banging stereo system. These were our thoughts: http://shifting-sands.com/thoughts-tunisia/
We left Algeria a year ago today…what an incredible country. These were our thoughts: http://shifting-sands.com/thoughts-algeria/
Happy Birthday Landy – 44 today
Sorry the barn is not as exciting as Algeria where you spent your last birthday but we’re hoping to liven things up again soon!
Thoughts from Morocco – one year later
A year ago today we left Morocco for Spain and drove up the coast to Almeria to catch a midnight ferry to Algeria. Our two weeks in Morocco definitively shaped how our project progressed from this point, giving us a shared sense of purpose as we fluctuated between…
One year on from first crossing to Africa
Can’t believe it’s a year since we crossed from Europe to Africa at the beginning of our expedition around the Mediterranean. We had no idea what adventures lay ahead nor how many incredible people would befriend and look after us…
Thoughts from Israel, Palestine and the Golan Heights
‘One of the golden rules for successful travelling is to avoid discussing religion and politics.’ So spoke our guidebook in its infinite wisdom. But as we were soon to discover in Israel, Palestine and the Golan Heights this advice would be…
Landy in the spotlight! In Land Rover Owner International magazine (December issue)
We’re on Sidetracked TV Expedition News!
Homebound: Step 9 – UK!
Arriving back in the UK at the crack of dawn we headed homeward where we hoped a hearty breakfast would await. We weren’t disappointed – Lucy’s parents had a giant Union Jack hanging out the window and a some Bucks…
Homebound – Step 8: France
We reached Marseille and promptly got lost in the one way systems, road works and pedestrian areas of the city centre, finally being rewarded with a stroll through the old town where we treated ourselves to a delicious seafood meal…
Homebound – Step 7: Monaco
Having driven from Split non-stop we approached Monaco around 9am – this would be the last new country for us bordering the Med. The smallest country by far we only planned to stop for a very necessary coffee along the…
Homebound – Step 5 and 6: Slovenia and Italy
Having left Croatia jsut as the sun set – we stopped for a brief but enormous hamburger in Slovenia before crossing into Italy around 11pm. Driving past Trieste, Venice, Verona and Brescia we headed towards Genoa and the Mediterranean coast.…
Homebound – Step 2: Albania
Homebound – Step 4: Croatia
Entering Croatia in the early hours of the morning we swept past Dubrovnik at 3am seeing the stunning town only from the motorway. On we went spurred on by our deadline of surprising the Rigamontis in Split the following day.…
Homebound – Step 3: Montenegro
Top tip #4 for driving faster across Europe: aim to surprise Landy’s previous owners as they arrive in Split, Croatia
Homebound – Step 1: Greece
Our first leg homeward! 12hr overnight drive across Greece
2 years of planning, 22 countries, 174 days, 100s of new friends, 1000s of km, 2 women, 1 Landy, 1 Med – WE MADE IT!
Top tip #5 for driving faster across Europe: have a delicious incentive waiting on the table
Top tip #3 for driving faster across Europe: keep yourself entertained
Top tip #2 for driving faster across Europe: stop only for fuel and coffee
Top tip #1 for driving faster across Europe: cut out floor beneath accelerator pedal
Istanbul to Ipsala – Greek border!
Brilliant afternoon with Leo Lunatic and Alexandra giving the Landy her final makeover before heading home!
Landy’s makeover complete! Thanks LeoLunatic and Alexandra
Super cool night stroll and fascinating chat about life in Istanbul with Sertaç and Fatih!
Gulner, hope Hüsmen enjoyed our company – thanks so much for letting us stay in your wonderful flat!
Amazing tour of Istanbul with Serhat – Thanks for setting us up with all your creative contacts!!
Konya to Istanbul
Konya – Home of the Whirling Dervishes and the kilim
Tasucu to Konya – Turkey
Becharre to tripoli
Thanks Joe, Ali, Mohammad and Zainab for taking us in and finding mechanic Abess with his useful long 13mm socket!
Baalbek to Bcharre – Lebanon
Landy meets Leo in Istanbul!
Zahle to Baalbek
Beirut by night tour courtesy of Ziad – finishing off with the local delicacy of Almaza beer!
Beirut to Zahle!
Another amazing Armenian meal this time with Venetia, Zeina and Ed in Bourj Hammoud
Amazing night and fantastically delicious Armenian food with Gressy, Stephanie and Jimmy
From the old to the new – this city has it all!
Wow! We met Noor from the Speed Sisters, the first all-woman car racing team in the Middle East
Landy’s response to being told she looked military
With huge thanks to Soulafa, Samia and Omayma Ydlibi from the www.theartworkshop.net