October 10, 2002 GMT
Stop press: Across the desert into Pakistan

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Just a quick note from a friendly internet company. Cliff, Jenny, Andreas Adrian and I arrived safe and sound in Pakistan yesterday after crossing the Baluchistan desert from Bam in Iran to Quetta in Pakistan.

The border crossing went smoothly, if slowly and the only problems were one flat battery and a plug lead disconnected. It feels amazing to be able to stop at the side of the road and watch a camel train meandering across the desert.

We are sticking together for a week or two as we attempt to climb the famous Karakorum Highway into the Hindu Kush which should prove challenging and interesting...

Iran proved difficult for staying in touch, both with phones and internet but things should improve from here on in. Even some of the mobiles are now working!

Posted by Sean Kelly at October 10, 2002 10:42 AM GMT
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Great to hear from you again Sean and delighted that entry to Pakistan proved to be o.k.. We feared you might have some problems.
I can`t compete with the others for humour and so I`ll leave it there for the time being.
If you haven`t already seen it, there is a little bit of home update on your Hotmail address.
Bye for now , Dad.

Posted by: dad on October 10, 2002 12:02 PM GMT

So hows the tan coming along? Did Adrian pack his "ex-compo from last of the summer wine" shorts ?? If so you will probably be locked up for the duration, so best use them just to mop up oil leaks.
Nice to know you are back on the net - does this work out cheaper than postcards??
Cheers
Liam

Posted by: Liam on October 10, 2002 06:46 PM GMT

Errr... I was hoping that the net would get me off the hook for post cards! Keeping a journal and writing this lot sure takes some effort after a long day in the saddle.

Adrian has finally done some laundry in the hotel bath and I think we'll need a kango to clean it. And shorts are thankfully a bit of a no-no in the Islamic countries, so we have been spared so far.

As all Adrian's clobber looks the same, I've realised that he must buy his clothes from a special tailor on Saville Row. "Would sir care for his usual grey garbage, or would he care for something more shapeless for the summer?"

Also, it's really nice to read a few comments after spending a few hours writing and uploading one of the logs. Thanks for 'stopping by'.

Posted by: Sean on October 15, 2002 04:59 PM GMT

I am reading your travel experiences with very great interest, since I am planning a similar trip.

Posted by: Alois on February 11, 2003 12:41 PM GMT

Sorry, here is the right e-mail address: minas@mydiax.ch

Posted by: Alois on February 11, 2003 12:42 PM GMT
Sorry, due to heavy form spamming, Comments are OFF.
 


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