Here we go!
Tales of my first time
Trans Asia 1975
The Start of my first overland trip. In our own truck from England to Nepal, and back.
June 1975 to October 1975
Well here you are, in Trans Asia 1975. I don't know how you got here, whether it was methodically from the start of the site or straight into 1975. For the latter, some of the previous background information bears repeating here, just to provide context for the story. For the former, sorry for the repetition.
Our 1975 Expedition in our Bedford truck, to as far as you can drive
This story is about a trip Pete Dryer and Ivan Hurst (me) made in 1975 from England to Nepal in our own truck.
This whole travelling thing started in March 1975. Pete and I were travelling to work one morning and we started talking about how far you could travel by road once across the channel. We had heard about the Grand Trunk Road and thought it would an adventure to drive along it in our own truck. That was it, the decision was made. However, it was not quite as simple to translate the decision into actuality. The internet was not invented and information was a lot more difficult to find. Mass long distance travelling had not really taken off and unless you knew how and where to find it there was little help to be found. Mobile phones were not available so general communications were limited to letters, telegrams, or very rarely telex, unless you met face to face and had a conversation.