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Remember us?!….

Friday, June 3rd, 2011

Hi all,

Sorry it’s been a while! We haven’t abandoned the website, honest, we just haven’t had much time to write recently due to a hectic schedule over the last couple of months, spectacular hospitality in North America and, of course, arranging the shipping of our bikes back to Europe. 

Rest assured, we’re on the case and have entries in the pipeline which will start appearing in the coming days. North America was a revelation so we promise it will be worth the wait!…

Emily & James (22nd August)

300 days and counting!!!

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011

Hooray!! Today is our 300th day on the road! We’re in the Golden Triangle where the borders of Thailand, Burma and Laos (where we’re heading tomorrow) intersect. We’re still loving life on the road and, you’ll be pleased to hear, still talking to each other! We know that the blog is still a little bit behind, but rest assured we have been and are still working on it and should be there in the next couple of days. We’ve also just added new pages (for any potential overlanders out there)  to the site reviewing  our bikes and kit as well as offering tips based on our experiences so far. You won’t be surprised to hear that they are listed under the tabs marked: ‘Bikes’, ‘Kit’ & ‘Tips’.

Stop the Press!

Monday, January 31st, 2011

We’ve just had an article summarising our trip published in issue 5 of a new e-magazine called Adventure 52! This new publication, as the name suggests, focuses on all types of intrepid activities, from skiing and diving through to flying, hiking and riding and anything inbetween, even food and drink in exotic locations, so should appeal to the little adventurer in all of us! Those interested in reading our piece, and other articles, will need to subscribe at the following link by clicking here. Either way, it’s an excellent way to escape or inspire yourself whilst stuck in the office on a cold wintery day when your favourite motoventurers have been slacking off and not updating their blog regularly enough!…

A quick reminder.

Sunday, September 19th, 2010

Just so you know, we’re adding photos to go with each post as we put them up so keeping checking the Pakistan gallery. We even have a short bit of video of the bridge crossing (albeit narrated in Spanish – it’s Fabian’s!) which at least will give a flavour of our day (sorry, no footage of the riot!) It’s amongst our Pakistan photos but you can go straight to it by clicking here

Malicious Virus 1 – Fabian 2 (after extra time)

Wednesday, August 18th, 2010

(James) So, the rumours and reports from a few of you, concerning a possible virus on our website turned out to be correct. Although some of you came across it almost a week ago, it only reached us yesterday, but what a malicious little bastard it was!!!

The virus had managed to infiltrate our entire site and our ‘admin’ page effectively rendering us and our site useless and it looked, for all the world, like we’d be having to pay $100 to get the virus removed… But fortunately, one of our group for the China crossing, Fabian, used to run his own IT company so after mentioning our little dilemma to him over a beer when the whole group finally got together for the first time last night (what are the chances that the viral attack would coincide with our group meeting??!), it was agreed that we’d meet this morning to let him have a look at the problem.

We arrived at Fabian’s hotel (it had faster a internet connection than ours) at 11am and he duly got to work. Our virus, it turned out, was not just any virus – it was an absolute sod (not a technical term). Em and I sat, mouths agog, as Fabian scanned and identified the virus on a screen that just seemed to contain random numbers, letters and symbols, and having identified the culprit he began to try to remove it. After an hour the result of is endeavours was….nothing! This virus was going to be a toughy! Undeterred he devised an alternative strategy and began a second attack. This cyber battle went on in the end for 4 hours and required a dozen changes in strategy; countless punches of the air that all too often were followed by curses as the virus would seem to have a counter ready prepared but eventually victory was ours (that’s a royal ‘ours’!). It fair to say that we were mightily relieved as the forecast through the battle was that in all likelihood we’d be losing everything – not a prospect we liked the sound of but one we’d prepared ourselves for!

So now, dear readers our site is not just virus free, but is new and improved with steroid enhanced protection and any spammers (the cause of our woes in the first place) will find themselves swiftly despatched to the virtual gutter from whence they came! As a result we’ve now been able to upload our Kazakhstan blog and photos which you can enjoy in the safety of the cyber fortress that is motoventurers.com!

Thanks Fabian!!!

Photos

Monday, August 9th, 2010

Having a few technical glitches with the local internet so can’t put up links for the new Turkmen/Uzbek galleries. They are there though – just go to the homepage in smugmug via any of the other country galleries : )

In the meantime, we’ve given you plenty of new reading material!!

Happy Birthday to us!!

Friday, August 6th, 2010

(James) Yes, we’re 100 days old today so we ‘decided’ to spend it under ‘house arrest’ in Tashkent! Long story, but one we’ll be sure to fill you in on in the coming days…

In the meantime, we’re trying to update our diary and photos from the last couple of weeks during which we had little or no internet access. Thanks Jess for being our number one fan today! Work must be really boring!!!

Watch this space….

Thank you!

Sunday, May 16th, 2010

Just wanted to say a very quick BIG thank you for all the lovely (and amusing!) messages family and friends have been posting on the site. Sorry we haven’t had time to reply to them individually but be assured that each one is read with smiles, laughs and, occasionally, tears in the eyes… We miss you!!! xxx