August 07, 2008 GMT - OVERVIEW
August 07, 2008 GMT - Yo Ho and be merry on the Dong Chun Ferry
The adventure ends in Korea when Elephant gets packed in a crate to be shipped home.
July 24, 2008 GMT - Elephant Dreaming
Team Elephant gets into Vladivostok in one piece and starts to plan the next move.
July 15, 2008 GMT - Chita to Khabarovsk
Elephant destroys a rear tyre in 200km on the gravel roads between Chita and Khabarovsk.
July 06, 2008 GMT - Rain, mud and Mongolian Biffo
A little civil unrest puts a dampener on a visit to Mongolia.
June 30, 2008 GMT - Baikal
Rain washes away a visit to Lake Baikal, but Mike and Jo manage to service Elephant and fit new tyres before heading to Mongolia.
June 23, 2008 GMT - Siberia!
5000 km east of Moscow, Mike and Jo draw breath to consider their transit of Siberia.
June 18, 2008 GMT - A Bad Start
Mike and Jo have a bad start to their cross- Russia ride that sets them back two days and 1000 km, but they make some interestng new friends on the way!
June 18, 2008 GMT - Moscow
Mike and Jo find a lot to like about Moscow
June 10, 2008 GMT - St Petersburg
A few days in St Petersburg allow Mike and Jo to get a feel for the Russian West and to recall what the word expensive means.
May 31, 2008 GMT - The Baltic States
Riding north to Russia with their newly acquired visas, Mike and Jo take a few days to explore the Baltic countries of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia.
May 24, 2008 GMT - Problems and Friends
Mike ad Jo get their Russian Visas and soet a serious problem with their computer.
May 24, 2008 GMT - A Monumental Week in Hungary
With some time to spare, Mike and Jo head off to find out about Hungarian public art,
May 12, 2008 GMT - Surf is up in Hungary
After escaping from tourist central in Budapest, Mike and Jo head for the rural south of Hungary
May 05, 2008 GMT - Russian about in Hungary
More dramas with Russian Visas don't dampen Mike and Jo's spirits as they spend a weekend with their daughter Sarah and her husband Mike Green in Budapest.
April 27, 2008 GMT - Steeling ourselves in Romania
Romania left the impression of a country struggling to overcome the legacy of Soviet domination.
April 27, 2008 GMT - Talking in Tongues
Communicating is always a problem but it never interferes with getting fed or finding a bed.
April 21, 2008 GMT - Romania 101
Apart from the changeable spring weather, Mike and Jo find Romania a clean and comfortable place to journey.
April 12, 2008 GMT - Black Sea, Warm Heart
A trip to the Bulgarian Black Sea coast does not impress Mike and Jo with the state of development.
April 06, 2008 GMT - Introducing Bulgaria
Moving north from Greece into Bulgaria, Mike and Jo find the weather cooler and wetter but discover another interesting country.
March 30, 2008 GMT - A final look at Greece
On their way north to Bulgaria Mike nd Jo run into some unseasonable Greek weather and revisit a town with some good memories.
March 23, 2008 GMT - Lost on an Island in Greece
Back in Greece after 18 years Mike and Jo find that all of the important things are unchanged, they now just wear tight blue jeans.
March 16, 2008 GMT - Spring at Last
Back in Greece after 18 Years, Mike and Jo see many changes, but settle in to life quickly.
March 09, 2008 GMT - Long days in short countries
Mike and Jo ride across Italy and land in Greece.
March 02, 2008 GMT - Reflections on Tunisia
Mike and Jo spend their last few days in Tunisia soaking up the late winter sun at Hammamet.
February 23, 2008 GMT - Tunisia the Centre and North
Mike and Jo continue to discover Tunisia
February 17, 2008 GMT - Southern Tunisia
Mike and Jo explore the east coast and south of Tunisia.
February 10, 2008 GMT - A Tale of Plumbing Old and New
Mike and Jo find their feet in Tunisia and come to grips with the plumbing.
February 03, 2008 GMT - Getting to Tunisia
Mike and Jo struggle to get from Morocco to Tunisia without going broke.
January 25, 2008 GMT - Goodbye Morocco
After six weeks, Mike and Jo end the Moroccan leg of their travels on a high note.
January 19, 2008 GMT - Tourists, touts and the imperial cities.
Mike and Jo cross the High Atlas to Marrakech and travel north to the Imperial cities of Fes and Meknes.
January 10, 2008 GMT - The Anti Atlas Mountains
Mike and Jo get lost in the Anti Atlas Mountains for 10 days and find some of the world's best bike roads.
January 02, 2008 GMT - A mystery and some fishy business in Agadir
Mike and Jo discover some interesting local history in Agadir.
December 29, 2007 GMT - Christmas
Mike and Jo meet their daughter Sarah and her husband Mike at Essaouira, Morocco, for a week of relaxation over Christmas.
December 18, 2007 GMT - Morocco, Atlantic Coast
Mike and Jo cross into Morocco from Spain and head south down the Atlantic coast
December 09, 2007 GMT - Jerez de la Frontera
Mike and Jo hole up for the public holidays at the home of sherry.
December 04, 2007 GMT - Broken down in Granada
The Elephant breaks down in Granada
November 26, 2007 GMT - Back in the Saddle
Mike and Jo get back to business but have some first day blues.
November 26, 2007 GMT - Some additional storage
Mike fits up some new storage to the bike.
November 20, 2007 GMT - John Hannan
Jo and Mike Have a short trip back to Australia
November 05, 2007 GMT - Out of England
Mike and Jo have a less than wonderful week and a quick trip back to Australia
October 28, 2007 GMT - A Family Wedding
Back in England, Jo and Mike attend the wedding of their daughter Sarah.
October 22, 2007 GMT - Up and Over
Belgium and back to the UK
October 15, 2007 GMT - Running the Ramparts
We find a hilltop town with some interesting characters
October 14, 2007 GMT - A Tale of two wineries
Wine tasting in Champagne
October 14, 2007 GMT - A Small Museum in Troyes
An unexpected find in a Troyes back street
October 14, 2007 GMT - Champagne Travel
Mike and Jo settle down with some Champagne beet farmers for a while.
October 06, 2007 GMT - The Loire Valley
A few days in the Loire Valley to look at some old buildings
October 02, 2007 GMT - The Atlantic Coast
We settle in for a week at Arcachon on the Atlantic coast and watch the weather change.
September 27, 2007 GMT - Sete and Montpellier
We Settle in Sete as a base for the Monpellier game.
September 22, 2007 GMT - France at Last
The escape from England is not without drama
September 13, 2007 GMT - Off to Wales
A Welsh adventure to start the journey
September 12, 2007 GMT - National Motorcycle Museum
Mike finds heaven at Solihull while Jo reads a book.
September 10, 2007 GMT - Lyon
Lyon, Australia wollops Japan 91 to 3 and we eat far too well.
September 09, 2007 GMT - london
Underway but still bikeless.
August 30, 2007 GMT - New York
Away at last. First stop New York.
August 10, 2007 GMT - The Paperwork
The administration for this trip seems far more complicated than for our last adventure. We think our lives have become too complicated!
July 13, 2007 GMT - The Bike
With too little time, the bike is prepared in a rush and much is left undone.
June 10, 2007 GMT - The Plan
A Plan comes together......or so we thought!
May 25, 2007 GMT - Deciding to Go
Wth their children grown ad their lives settled, Mike and Jo decide on one more adventure.