G-string Journey

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

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

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

Mother’s Day Tribute

Tomorrow is Mother’s Day, so I am dedicating this post to my mom. If I could have chosen a mom from the mom store, I couldn’t have chosen better than … Continue reading

May 12, 2013 · 13 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

A Word A Week Challenge – Hat

This week’s “a word a week challenge” from A Word in Your Ear, is Hat. The hat photos you can find on the A Word in Your Ear site are wonderful, so … Continue reading

March 11, 2013 · 5 Comments

Travel Theme: Bridges

Here is another photo challenge by Where’s my backpack? | Romancing the planet; a love affair with travel. This one is entitled ‘Bridges’. I thought I would offer the best of … Continue reading

February 24, 2013 · 1 Comment

Travel Theme: Mountains

This week’s theme from Where’s my backpack? | Romancing the planet; a love affair with travel. is Mountains. This photo was taken in front of the clearest puddle I had ever … Continue reading

February 22, 2013 · 10 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

Travel Theme: Shadows

I have just been introduced to these weekly themes for bloggers. This theme, Shadows, was announced by Where’s My Backpack. This photo was taken at Takht-i Rustam (meaning the throne of … Continue reading

February 2, 2013 · 19 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

Smile!

I am reposting this photo today in response to the Word A Week Photo Challenge at A Word In Your Ear. The word for the week is “Smile”  Its a … Continue reading

February 1, 2013 · 15 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

Scotch and Civilization

As the days passed, I started to feel somewhat removed from the rest of the world. Feeling removed is a nice feeling in many ways – as long as you like your … Continue reading

November 6, 2012 · 9 Comments

Yaks and traditional hydration

I wake up and find my tent is still in the same place I pitched it, but the ground is soaking wet and my tent fly is inside out hanging … Continue reading

August 26, 2012 · 7 Comments

Weathering the storms

First thing first. Find a ‘bathroom’. You may have noticed by now that although the Wakhan vegetation is intriguing, it does not provide the best outhouse. A few times I thought … Continue reading

August 17, 2012 · 9 Comments

Walk-on Juma!

I dejectedly turn to face the path in front of us and mentally calculate the estimated hours it will take for me to burn to a crisp. I figure I … Continue reading

August 16, 2012 · 10 Comments

Packing the necessities

I wake up, somewhat stiff from the cold, to raised voices outside my tent. Groggy and achy I look for my clock. 4:50 am. Ugh. Normally, I wake up with … Continue reading

August 4, 2012 · 6 Comments

Sites of Interest

Countdown Kabul to Cork

Driving a '68 Bug from Afghanistan to Ireland!July 1st, 2013
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