Monthly Archives: October 2010

Day Three – Scaling the Alps

29th October 2010 – 532 miles With good intentions of setting off early, we left on a shaky start.  Whilst packing the vehicle, SOMEONE had lost the one and only set of car keys. Having stripped the car down, practically … Continue reading

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Day Two – In Search of Fellow Countrymen

28th October 2010 – 200 miles We took the 1.10am Dover Calais ferry where we met a German Land Rover enthusiast who had just purchased this vehicle on eBay and was driving it back home to renovate it.  I hope that … Continue reading

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Day One – The Journey Begins

27th October 2010 – 203 miles Well here we are on our first day of the overland and we’re already behind schedule! That said, it has been a long and eventful day. We started out at Islamic Relief’s Head Office … Continue reading

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Introducing … Our Mode of Transport

To most people, our vehicle is big, black and with chunky tyres. For any Land Rover (Landy) nuts out there, this is a Defender 110 TD5.  We have prepared her for the trip with 285/75/16 All Terrain tyres, a Safari … Continue reading

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Full House

We have now been issued our Iranian visas and finally we’re ready to travel! Please tune in and we’ll try and supply you with regular updates. And please donate whatever you can towards Islamic Relief’s Flood Appeal by simply clicking on … Continue reading

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A bit of bad news

It’s going to take a couple more days for our Iranian visa to come through and our car now won’t be ready until early next week. As a result, we’ve had to postpone our departure date until next Wednesday but we … Continue reading

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2 Down, 1 To Go

Our Indian visas have now been granted! If you’re contemplating a trip like this, make sure you’ve filled out their most recent application form [same information required but in a different format], ensure that your signature is exactly the same as … Continue reading

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FYSHnet Doing Business in Bangladesh

A few of the FYSHnet team and its members have just returned from a Market Visit to Bangladesh in conjunction with Coventry & Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce, supported by West Midlands Minority Ethnic Business Forum and UK Trade & Investment. The purpose of the … Continue reading

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He’s a very very nice man!

Yes I know that this slogan is used by a lesser known breakdown organisation but I felt it appropriate to acknowledge the good work of Paul Gowen at the RAC. If you’re planning to take your vehicle overseas and outside Europe, … Continue reading

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