G-string Journey

One Wild Journey, One Crazy Couple, One Life to Live

Post-robbery updates of pre-robbery bliss

We have posted an update from early August that provides a bit of insight into drinking and driving habits in Ushguli here: “Never drink and drive – without your local … Continue reading

September 3, 2013 · 2 Comments

Go West (then North) my friend

http://www.gstringjourney.com/go-west-then-north-my-friend/ Another update on where we decided to go in GEORGIA…and if our decision was a good one

August 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

Adios Azerbaijan

http://www.gstringjourney.com/adios-azerbaijan/ Here we go… another catch up. We are getting a little closer to our actual location. More to come shortly.

August 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

Nocturnal notions

To our wordpress followers – thank you for your loyalty! We have another blog posted (better late than never) on the gstring site: http://www.gstringjourney.com/land-ahoy/ see you there!

August 21, 2013 · 2 Comments

Bugs n’ Clubs

We updated the webpage blog: http://www.gstringjourney.com/the-trip/ with a couple of posts from Turkey. We also added quite a few photos to the map page (just click on the bug pins). However, I … Continue reading

August 14, 2013 · 3 Comments

A billion blogs

We have finally updated our blog! You will find all our latest posts at: http://www.gstringjourney.com/the-trip You’ll have to scroll down and start from the post called “Hit the road Jack”. … Continue reading

August 1, 2013 · 2 Comments

The Paper Trail

Another blog post for your viewing pleasure! Apologies for re-routing you. http://www.gstringjourney.com/the-paper-trail/

July 17, 2013 · 2 Comments

Ladies and gentlemen… start your engines!

I am in the process of moving this blog to our new website. I spent hours trying to figure out the whole technology behind a wordpress blog and a blog … Continue reading

July 7, 2013 · 4 Comments

Bombs and air deflectors

We are sitting with Valon, our VW doctor, who is patiently explaining to us what he is doing at each step of the surgery. Humpty is being put back together again … Continue reading

June 25, 2013 · 16 Comments

For every door that closes…

What is that saying? For every door that closes, a window is opened? Where the heck is the window?! It is pretty darn stuffy in here! I spoke with Naved, … Continue reading

June 12, 2013 · 8 Comments

Floored

Urban Dictionary: Floored 1. floored: A term describing the state of being saturated in a particular emotion. To be stunned or overwhelmed in this particular emotion so substantially that it … Continue reading

June 8, 2013 · 4 Comments

A World of Parts

I arrive to the Emirates check in desk in Dublin and search the faces of the attendants to determine who looks the most sympathetic. I spot a woman with a … Continue reading

May 26, 2013 · 3 Comments

G-string journey from Kabul to Cork – Wheels.ca

A big thanks to Lesley Wimbush for the article about G-string journey in the Toronto Star and Wheels.ca today: G-string journey from Kabul to Cork – Wheels.ca Wheels.ca. One correction … Continue reading

May 26, 2013 · 5 Comments

A dying breed

I think I can officially declare the Bug dead. I look back at the photos we have from when she first arrived to our home. I have sweet memories of … Continue reading

May 15, 2013 · 23 Comments

Licensed to Drive

After months of waiting, negotiating, calling, chasing, and pulling our hair out, we finally have them. Those two magic words that are essential to all else that needs to follow: … Continue reading

May 6, 2013 · 12 Comments

Inconspicuous in Kabul

Yesterday we rode the motorbike along Jalalabad road to visit the folks at RMA about the car repairs. Jalalabad road is known to be one of the most dangerous in … Continue reading

March 11, 2013 · 3 Comments

Warnings from The Washington Post and New York Times

Coincidentally, two articles, To cut Afghan red tape, bribing is the norm – The Washington Post and  Kabul’s ‘Car Guantánamo,’ Where Vehicles Rot and Trust Goes to Die – NYTimes.com, were published … Continue reading

February 21, 2013 · 9 Comments

Regi$tration

We are now in the process of trying to register the Volkswagen with the Authorities in Afghanistan. We need to do this so we can get the car’s documents in … Continue reading

February 1, 2013 · 8 Comments

Women drivers

Hubby and I had our first ride in the bug together. We realized on the way that although we have had the car for a few years, we have been … Continue reading

January 8, 2013 · 8 Comments

The Kabul to Cork route

So here it is; the first rendition of our planned route. It is our first encounter with a navigational tool of the naive kind! To believe that we can plan … Continue reading

December 5, 2012 · 17 Comments

Every journey begins with one small step

Last week was the first small step on the big journey. We drove the car with its newly assembled engine from Jalalabad road’s RMA Group office to our home in … Continue reading

December 3, 2012 · 16 Comments

Saw this blog today. Could be of great value for a long drive from KABUL to CORK!!

July 11, 2012 · 1 Comment

Sites of Interest

Countdown Kabul to Cork

Driving a '68 Bug from Afghanistan to Ireland!July 1st, 2013
Follow the campaign, planning, restoration and frustration!

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