Yerofay Hotel > Another Hotel in the middle of nowhere

Yerofay Hotel > Barakat Hotel 478km > Chita 308km > Another Hotel 369 The hotels above are in the middle of nowhere, its pretty empty up around these parts.  We just hope we find a hotel when we need it and tend to stop early so that we are sure to get a room. Typical […]

Khabarovsk > Yerofay Hotel

Khabarovsk > Obluchye 357km > Blagoveshensk 355km > Hotel 380km > Yerofay Hotel 437km The landscape is more of the same, trees, flat, no animals, not even roadkill. Obluchye is a railway town, with lots of trains going through.  We stayed at the only place in town which also caters for skiers in the winter. […]

Vladivostok > Lesozavodsk 414km > Khabarovsk 439km

Sunshine had been forecast for the next few days but out of nowhere we had rain this morning as we left Vladivostok.  Today we leave the ocean and wont see it again until we reach the Mediterranean.   We called in to visit a volunteer organisation, Living Hope.  It was started by a NZ girl, […]


It’s time to catch up on my blog – I like Vladivostok – it’s built on a large harbour and in the summer boating and swimming are popular at the beaches around the close islands – I didn’t expect to hear that for this area, I usually think of grey and cold. The traffic is […]

Mary Petrie

I received some very sad news on Saturday morning, my mum had passed away, and oh, I felt so far away. Even though mum was 86, it was still unexpected.  Although she had her aches and pains with arthritis, her mind was sharp, she was active with her croquet competitions (won the championship recently), and […]

Donghae, Korea > Vladivostok, Russia

Met another rider staying at our hotel, he is from Belgium and doing a similar ride to us, though is held up in Korea for a week trying to get a Mongolian visa. Time to say goodbye to South Korea, we have enjoyed our time here.  At Customs we had to empty all our saddlebags […]

Busan > Yeongdeok 216km > Donghae

We had been told to take Rt 7 north, which was very straight forward to leave Busan but with very heavy traffic it took ages to get out of town.  We later took a tiki tour on the 14 and what a gem this road turned out to be.  It got more and more narrow with […]


A day in Busan, a busy port city with lots of fishing boats and general shipping. First day in Korea I just couldn’t do the broccolli meat and rice for breakfast, but by today I have been broken – fruit loops just have less appeal so fish stock soup with greens and curry and rice […]

Loved Seoul

Auckland > Seoul, South Korea > Busan Had quite a bumpy flight over and a rather dramatic landing as we were thrown around in our seats, first to one side then the other, but all ended well. This trip will have an extra challenge with not only different languages, but also the alphabet is different […]

We are off again …

Our next “To the Ends of the Earth” adventure is about to begin, this time we are riding from Vladivostok to London.  We are leaving our bigger bikes at home and taking 2x Yamaha XT250’s which we feel will work better for us with the rougher terrain, while still being suitable for sealed roads.   […]

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