Our First Sponsor

These trips are full on to organise! There’s the route, the vehicle, the insurances, the visas etc etc etc. And then there’s the costs. Everything costs money from buying the van in the first place to eating and drinking whilst we’re out there, as a rough estimate we figured that all in we’d spend about £3,000-£4,000 each. That’s around £8,000 for the 6-week excursion so we couldn’t … Continue reading Our First Sponsor

Carpeting

The carpet on the van is to serve 2 purposes, 1 to add a little bit more insulation to the van and 2, to make it a bit cozier inside. I bought some 4way stretch car fabric from good ol’ ebay, this stuff isn’t that cheap but you wouldn’t want to use anything else and the one I bought comes with the spray glue, you … Continue reading Carpeting

Visa stress 1

We are edging slowly into March and on the cusp of one of the Visa deadlines: the Turkmenistan LOI. Still faffing about was not an option, we want to do the southern route through Iran (with a plan B to go through the Caspian Sea) and need to get this down. Going through the Visa Machine was our first thought as it frees up time; someone … Continue reading Visa stress 1

Sound Deadening

These vans aren’t built of much and what they are built of vibrates a lot, with that vibration comes noise and a lot of it. The idea is to stick something on the side if these sprawling panels to stop them vibrating so much. You can buy special sound deadening stuff for cars but Bitumen is (apparently) exactly the same stuff and a damn sight cheaper. … Continue reading Sound Deadening