The Beijing Biddies Challenge continues in Mongolia

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Beijing Biddies and another puncture in Mongolia Day 23 Now in a restaurant in Ulgii with Zubik and Martina where there is Wifi A very interesting night’s stay with a Kazakh family. The Biddies woke up slightly stiff and cold! A quick getting dressed as the loo facilities were outside and across the yard It was also.snowing and very cold. … Read More

Beijing Biddies Depart from Russia with love and on to Mongolia

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Who’d have thought an Orange could taste so good? Day 22 On packing car an orange was found which had.travelled all the way from Cumbria. The money bag of BB 1 broke yesterday and BB 1 was very pleased to find a local workman to give her a piece of string to tie it up BB1 then pierced her finger … Read More

Beijing Biddies in the Altai Mountains

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The mysterious whirring in the back of the Nissan… Communications are now becoming a bit more difficult as the.BBs are.currently in the Altai mountains Amazingly this blog is being sent from the mobile of BB1 Unfortunately there are no photos as they are all on BB 1s IPad! A very interesting morning which involved a visit to a bank and … Read More

Beijiing Biddies reach Altai Republic

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 Beijing Biddies Team Work Day 20. Well here we are in the Altai Republic. Simply amazing to think that we are are in the South East of Russia after 17 days of driving. 2 extra days had to be spent in Moscow due to the Military Victory Day Parade and 1 extra day in Kurgan due to a visit to … Read More

Beijing Biddies and the wonders of communication

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Day 19 Beijing Biddies – Fame & Fortune for the Bus Conductor First thing in the morning BB2 taped up the Laser lights. ( photo already sent) Interesting morning in Novosobirsk travelling on a trolley bus in to the centre. Managed to get us all a free ride. BB1 told the conductor he was going to be famous and in … Read More

Beijing Biddies Face Another Serious Car Challenge

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And with no music they break into song….. Day 18 This was a very long driving day of 9 hours which took us from Omsk to Novosobirsk. Going through some roadworks a workman started waving to the front of car. We found that the Laser bar cluster had come adrift on one side. A bolt and bracket had been lost! … Read More

Beijing Biddies exit Kurgan for Siberian Omsk

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Beijing Biddies and the Siberian Stretch of Challenge Day 16 This is the day that we departed Kurgan to Ishim. Another delayed start as Dimitri our host from the previous day wished to take photos at our hotel and at the exit of Kurgan. In addition our car was very dirty and we decided to get it cleaned. The car … Read More

Beijing Biddies Adventure in Kurgan

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Beijing Biddies delight in food at Italian Restaurant Kurgan

Kurgan. Trials, triumphs and finally some decent dinner! Day 14 The BBs planned to leave in good time from a very weird looking hotel where the bedroom was quite depressing and the breakfast equally so. The feature of this place was the location on Lake Turgoyak. A very lengthy administrative checkout had to be done because of our very late … Read More

The Beijing Biddies take in culture and dodge the drivers in Russia

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Day 10. After the drive from Moscow to Suzdal, it was great to be able to wander through the town of Suzdal and look at all the tiny stalls selling local produce and crafts. Dinner was taken at the Restaurant Trapeznaya in the kremlin. This restaurant serves typical Russian food. Day 11 This was the day for us to leave … Read More

Beijing Biddies hit Moscow…. after a hiccup or two!

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A tricky border control delay……. but no match for the Beijing Biddies The Beijing BIddies hit Moscow Day 7 continued. Arrived at the border at 4.45am!! First 2 booths at the border were fairly straight forward. 3rd booth – there was a very officious Russian woman who periodically brushed her hair, had a coffee, disappeared out of the booth, made … Read More