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Hit The Road (India)

Hit The Road – An amazing Journey by Rickshaw across India By Ric Gazarian   What do these two vehicles have in common?  You might chance to see the lawn mower lazily making figure eights on thick verdant carpets of … Continue reading

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The Roof Of Africa (Lesotho)

I can still remember the first time I saw Sani Pass. I was watching Charlie Boorman’s Extreme Frontiers South Africa, and the intrepid motorcyclist was attempting to ride, then drive the iconic dirt road which climbs to 3000 metres in … Continue reading

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A Day Lost in Gang Tuo (China)

A Day Lost in Gang Tuo… Stranded by a Blocked Road en-route from China to Tibet By Peter Schindler “Alright, let’s go and find a place for lunch. But let’s make it a quick one. We don’t wanna end up … Continue reading

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Wouldn’t that be Something? (China)

Wouldn’t That be Something? A Roadtrip through China, Laos and Thailand By Peter Schindler In October 2009, my wife Angie and I spent the Chinese National Day holiday travelling from Northern Thailand down the Mekong to Luang Prabang in Laos. … Continue reading

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The Garden Route (South Africa)

Driving The Garden Route By Jude Harley George to Knysna Probably the most famous drive in South Africa, and certainly the Cape, the Garden Route offers beautiful stretches of coastline, lakes, mountains and giant trees. The route is sandwiched between … Continue reading

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5 Days on California’s PCH (USA)

The California Coast Road from San Francisco to San Diego (A Roadtrip Tale by Jude Harley) The PCH (Pacific Highway) is one of those iconic drives that ought to be done in a pink Cadillac convertible with the top down … Continue reading

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The World’s Wildest Drive? (Botswana)

Driving in Chobe National Park, Botswana “I think you are either very brave, or very crazy…maybe a bit of both?” The Frenchman looks me up and down, a puzzled half smile playing on his lips. I nod. A bead of … Continue reading

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At Your Service!(Worldwide)

At Your Service-(Unusual roadside services around the world) When driving in much of Europe, USA, Australia, South Africa…in fact most parts of the world with a well developed transport infrastructure, a stop at a motorway service station is usually a … Continue reading

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Driving Yourself…Crazy? (Worldwide)

Driving Yourself…Crazy? (Article originally appeared in ‘Real Travel’ magazine Dec 2009) “You’re reckless and irresponsible and will put the lives of your travel companions in danger”. So read the response to my question on an internet travel forum. A donkey … Continue reading

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An Englishman Abroad (Moldova)

Driving in Moldova An Ex-Pat Drivers Tale, by Ian Tyrrell Moldova, an interesting if small country set between Romania and Ukraine. Small but perfectly formed. I have been living here for 10 months now and will most likely stay for … Continue reading

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Chance Encounters (Worldwide)

One of the great pleasures of driving yourself abroad is the ability to get off the well trodden tourist trail. I like nothing better than arriving in a small village in the middle of nowhere which doesn’t appear on the … Continue reading

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The Art of Being Lost (Worldwide)

Mazeophobia. Whilst not quoted in medical dictionaries, an internet search tells us that the word denotes a fear of getting lost. Safe to assume then, that no Mazeophobics will be users of DriverAbroad.com, as getting lost is one of the … Continue reading

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Driven Round the Big Bend (USA)

Our car shuddered to a standstill beside a wooden sign on a deserted West Texas road. “This is Bear and Mountain Lion Country”, I read as I stepped from the car into the shimmering mid day heat. We’d been heading … Continue reading

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Beware of Bandits in Uniform! (Worldwide)

Beware of Bandits in Uniform! An occupational hazard when driving in any country is the potential for brushes with the law. Driving in one’s own country leads to many people’s only experience of being caught breaking the law, when their … Continue reading

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A Question of Honour (Albania)

A Question of Honour – An Albanian Blood Feud Albania is a fascinating land, governed by a complex series of ancient laws known as the Kanun. Its also governed by Car Rental company rules which generally prevent cars from any … Continue reading

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The Good Shepherds (Armenia)

The Good Shepherds- Armenia The plan was simple enough. Approaching the Armenian capital of Yerevan from the South, we would skirt the City Centre and head towards Garni Temple and Geghard Monastery to the East. Unfortunately, as often happens, the … Continue reading

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The Road to Hell (Moldova)

The Road to Hell- Why I hate Buses! Its worth stating from the word go, that bus travel isn’t my preferred mode of public transport. I always try to rent a car and drive myself. If that’s not possible, I’m … Continue reading

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