Tuk to the Road

The trials and tukulations of Jo, Ants and Ting Tong the tuk tuk and our three-wheeled odyssey from Bangkok to Brighton...in aid of the mental health charity Mind. For more information please see www.tuktotheroad.com

Thursday, August 31, 2006

Bavarian Sausage to Eau de Cologne

Hotel Madison, Cologne, Germany

Its 8 a.m, we're in Cologne and very soon we have got to load up TT, hope she starts and tuk off to Brussels. Somewhere on route we are meeting up with a BBC cameraman who has come out to film us for the day, before we do a live feed from Brussels city centre tonight. Help. So if you are in the South of England tune into BBC 1 at 6.30pm to have a laugh at our performance. If you live stateside then you can watch it over the internet, but probably not till tomorrow, at www.bbc.co.uk/england/south today.

Also, if you are a Radio 1 listener watch out for a mention of us by Pete Tong on his show tonight, between 6-9 p.m. Again, you can listen live over the internet at www.bbc.co.uk/radio1.

Apart from that, I'm writing this in serious haste so not really enough time to fill you in on all the details...I'll just jot down some of the vital stats, as it were.

In the last few days we've tukked, in filthy rain and cold, from Prague to Cologne, via Bavaria to see Daniel and Susi and meet their TT. They were so lovely; helped us with Ting Tong, who is being a BAD GIRL, fed us, took us to meet Susi's family. They drove their TT all through Mongolia, Japan, Russia and North Africa last year - 38,000 km's in total. Amazing.

Driving on the autobahn is a little hair-raising at first. It must be a funny sight; Porsche, BMW, Audi, Merc, BMW, Porsche, VW, Ferrari...Ting Tong. While we cruise along at a steady 55-60 mph (around 100 km/h) they zoooooom past at well over 120 mph. Alarming.

Only 2 days left of this journey. Can't get my head round it but at the moment we are so occupied with the matter of getting Ting Tong home that there isn't the headspace to worry about what Sunday will be like or what will happen after.

That's all for now. Hope to do another blog before we finish, if not it'll be early next week. xxx Ting Tong


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go girls go!
please post eta destination.
route into sx ?is it m25/a23 ?
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saturday wet sunday fine?
drive safe. MIND how you go.

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