Our original plans to drive to Singapore have had to change. After a week or more contacting embassies, consulates and many advisers it just seems to be impossible to drive across China and Vietnam. So we are going to Beijing via Italy, Greece, Turkey, Iran, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan. The homeward trip is via Mongolia (across the Gobi desert) Russia, Belarus and Poland. 25,000kms and 7 months. I'll be posting to my blog whenever I can.