This is the start of something big. In 2018 Jim and Sonia head East to China taking in as many Silk Road wonders as we can, trying to avoid the extremes of heat and cold and having as much fun as possible. We plan to leave in March 2018, inevitably via Beaubery in France, to drop off some of our possessions, including our car and then the adventure begins.
I do owe a debt of gratitude to my good friend Blanca Fernandez whose solo adventures across the globe on her bike, were nothing short of inspirational. So we can do this.
Glancing through Jim's route planner I see we will be going to Venice, Romania, Istanbul and many wonderful places to the East including Iran, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and China. If we can make it to the beginning of the Silk Road in Xi’an, and we are still on speaking terms and still have a vehicle, we intend to continue South out of China through Laos, Cambodia, Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore ending in Australia. Our plans will be refined over the coming months as realism begins to kick in but we hope to be back in Europe by June 2019.