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Journey from Kabul to Cork

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 Thats Right! Kabul, Afghanistan to Cork, Ireland in a ’68 VW bug, following in the footsteps of some other crazy cats.


17 comments on “Journey from Kabul to Cork

  1. Maureen Smith McGarrity
    July 10, 2012

    Look forward to hearing more–especially when you return from Wakhan

  2. Sarah
    July 11, 2012

    I wanna come along with you! Is there room for a wide bottomed berth and a baby seat? I fear not … Okay I will follow vicariousy …and peraps join you on the latter stages of your trip – perhap along the Frenc Riveria or your final route throuh the emerald isle!

    • gstringjourney
      July 11, 2012

      Would love to meet up anywhere along the way! We can arrange a babyseat somewhere, I am sure. How does the roof sound? If not, it would be great if you meet us in your own mode of transport – we could use the safety of a convoy

  3. Maureen Smith McGarrity
    July 12, 2012

    I never thought of that–what a great idea–lets plan on a rendez vous and I will travel with you for awhile. Try to pick a safe part please.

    • gstringjourney
      July 12, 2012

      Lets find somewhere you can get a campervan – then I can use the amenities!

  4. JL
    September 1, 2012

    I am a bit skeptical on this one. But great you visited the Wakhan corridor. I just got a visa for Pakistan – and it looks like the visa procedure for Iran is not unsurmountable. But I think I will just fly from Lahore to Mashad and not even try to bike in Afghanistan (or in Baltistan or Baluchistan for that matter). Good luck !

    • gstringjourney
      September 2, 2012

      Great! You can let me know the visa procedures for when we head to Iran next year. When are you heading to Pakistan?

  5. JL
    September 2, 2012

    It’s an on-line process. See http://www.iranianvisa.com. The payment process was the most complicated. Just go on one of the Lonely Planet travel forum and you’ll find all you need… 😉

  6. JL
    September 2, 2012

    Oh – and I’ll be heading to Pakistan as soon as I have my visa for India – which should not take more than a week in Kathmandu. So I intend to bike through western Nepal, the Indian Himalayas and then to Lahore this month (September), and Iran should be October-November…

  7. JL
    September 6, 2012

    Depends on where you are and what you plan to do… I will meet up with Maria – and perhaps another friend – in India (not sure where – probably either Leh (Ladakh) or else its more worldly capital city). What are your plans?

  8. Lesley
    December 3, 2012

    This is marvelous. Cheering you on from Canada.

    • gstringjourney
      December 3, 2012

      Thanks Les! Too bad we can’t drive that direction….

  9. Lesley
    December 3, 2012

    I’m an auto journalist (Toronto Star) and a good friend of Jen Rowell’s, who sent me the link to your fantastic story. What is the time line for your journey?

    • gstringjourney
      December 3, 2012

      Thanks for writing! the aim is to leave in July. We have NO idea how long we’ll take! Playing it by ear at this stage, but given that the car has no heat, we’d better be back before the cold hits 🙂

  10. Lesley
    December 3, 2012

    Can you send me your contact info?
    I’d like to talk to you!


    • gstringjourney
      December 4, 2012

      Thanks for writing Lesley. I just sent you an email as that would be the best way to connect given my location. Nice to meet you!

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