Welcome to our inaugural blog!

For those who don’t know, Johur, Nasir and I are planning to drive overland from the UK to Bangladesh for charity.

With less than 8 weeks to go, there’s still a lot to be done!

We’ve put together an outline budget for the expedition (ouch!) and this week we’ve been devising an itinerary.

Our provisional start date is the 22nd October 2010 [subject to visa applications] and the challenge is to get to Dhaka before Eid-al-Adha on 16th November – that’s 7,500 miles over 25 days!

We’ve heard of people (maniacs more like!) driving to Bangladesh in 10-12 days so I’m sure that 25 days is still do-able. 

Planning up to Iran is fine.  There’s a great website called ViaMichelin that provides you with times, distances and even costs associated with driving through Europe.  Beyond Turkey, we’ve had to guesstimate this, using “as the crow flies” distances instead.  Plus we’re not sure how the roads have been affected by flooding in Pakistan.

So here it is … LondonParisMilanRomeBrindisi[short ferry ride – cheat!] – Igoumenitsa – Istanbul – Yozgat – Erzurum – Tabriz – Tehran – Esfahan – Kerman – Taftan – Quetta – Multan – Lahore – Amritsar – Delhi – Agra – Varanasi – Kolkata – Dhaka.

This is just the beginning!  The next few weekends will be spent researching this route using our well-stocked library of Lonely Planets.

Next week, we’ll be starting to apply for visas, so we hope you can tune in again.  Bye for now. 

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