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

Monday, August 07, 2006

Is there anybody out there?

Volgograd, 6th August

The tukkers are stuck in Volgograd waiting for some important post from England. Still, not complaining as it is very hot and gives us an opportunity for some admin and sunworshipping.

We enjoy writing our blogs and we are very happy if people enjoy reading them. However, I am nosey and would like to know who is reading our blog. If you are reading this then please could you post a little message after this blog to say hi.

Hope you all have a good week- 28 days and counting before we arrive home....

P.S. For those of you that hadn't guessed, the nosey one is called Jo! xo


Blogger heid_honcho said...

i'm reading this :)

1:38 AM  
Blogger tuktotheroad said...

we'd never have guessed- hope to see you in brighton when we return home x

1:49 AM  
Blogger showhank said...

Hi, Have fun drive safe.

2:43 AM  
Blogger pip said...

Have you still got hair? You seem to always wear THAT headband thingy.
I always read your blogs and hate it when there are no comments.
Love you.

2:59 AM  
Blogger IvanEkb said...

Hi, Jo! Hi, Anty! Reading Your diary regularly, received Your SMS, but my phone has died, and I could not answer You (now I have a new one). Your interview was of great sucsess on the radio! Rudy and wOleg were very sad when they returned to Ekb (as they wrote in web-phorums). Hope, You have a rest from our cold northern summer...

4:19 AM  
Blogger Rudy said...

Hey, this is Rudy :) Im reading your blogs :-D

4:34 AM  
Blogger Stable Gallery said...

Reading avidly at the Stable Gallery too! Look forward too your safe return....Jim

4:37 AM  
Blogger Stan-Rhode Island said...

I check in every day to see what "adventures" U R having.

I truly admire what you are doing, but there is a small part of me that continues to think "your crazy." But I must be crazy too, at times I picture myself with you on the road.

Drive safely and tell tuk tuk she can retire once the trip is over. Or are you planing to drive her back to Thailand.. . . now there's an interesting idea grin

East Providence Rhode island

5:53 AM  
Blogger Nick said...

Hello Jo,

Like the good little brother I am, I'm reading your blogs daily.

Do you need a bib?


5:55 AM  
Blogger Carlsbad said...

Hi -
Really enjoy your blogs - lived in Russia for 11 years - just moved to the beach in Southern California - my wife is from Volgagrad! Great adventure!

6:27 AM  
Blogger Pestos said...

every day as I log into my blog, I read yours!

7:48 AM  
Blogger Sue Taylor said...

Hi tukkers. I came across your blog from a comment in another blg and now I look forward to reading about your adventures. You are doing an amazing thing!


7:50 AM  
Blogger tuktotheroad said...

Thanks everyone! We love our posts - the first thing we do when we log on each day is see if we have any.

Pip - Jo is bald, I wasn't going to tell you but...

Ivan - so glad you got the SMS and thanks again for the 'speert' which we will be using often over the next few weeks. Not drinking it don't worry. Glad the radio interview was a success.

Stan - we worry when we don't hear from you for a while, glad you are well.

Pestos - looking fwd to DJ Marky on Sept 6th, haven't heard any D&B for a while.

Nick - I have to carry a bib where ever we go, such an embarassment. We've just got back from a cafe where she tipped ice cream all over herself and the rest of the people in the cafe.

Rudy - missing you guys. Give Ratty a cuddle. Wish we could have smuggled you three back to the UK.

8:07 AM  
Blogger Alan said...

Hi! I take a look at your blog daily and am fascinated by your progress. I intend to try and make the journey in the opposite direction, Milton Keynes to Beijing, sometime soon so I hope I can pick your brains when you get back. No tuk-tuk involved though!

8:14 AM  
Blogger Briony said...

Hello! You joined the elite ranks of my feedreader right at the start of your odyssey. Enjoying reading about your adventures - keep on tukking :)

8:17 AM  
Blogger TEXAN said...

I am in Virginia ,USA. Just read about your trip.I am a Texan and can say you two have really " Cow Girl up'd " and are meeting the challenge!

9:00 AM  
Blogger 1-wheel bus said...

I happened upon the story of your journey when surfing around, looking for info on Reliant Robins and other 3-wheeled vehicles. (My son had been watching a couple of Mr. Bean episodes and wanted to know more about "the little blue car".)

There are virtually no 3-wheeled cars in the U.S. though we have lots of 3-wheeled motorcycles.

I wonder what it would take to import a Tuk Tuk into the U.S. I daresay they'd make a fine 2nd car.

Stu in Pittsburgh

P.S. Thanks for all the photos!

9:41 AM  
Blogger zonaroja said...


I'm a big fan of your blog. I've always wanted a tuk tuk myself.

Good luck in eatern Ukraine, should be your last doggy spot.

Los Angeles

9:41 AM  
Blogger CSher said...

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9:54 AM  
Blogger CSher said...

Hi! I saw a picture of your adventure on MSNBC and looked you up. I've been following the blog ever since. Such an interseting journey and a great cause.

Annapolis, Maryland, USA

9:55 AM  
Blogger Ragnhild said...

I read this every day!
You girls rock. Good luck!
Ragnhild, Norway

10:37 AM  
Blogger christina said...

Hi Girls! You are doing a great job there!
I check your blog every day. Keep up the good work! :-)

11:39 AM  
Blogger Gary_2006 said...

Hi Girls...Best of luck with your venture. You had a news item on BBC Look East tonight!

11:57 AM  
Blogger stephanie_76 said...

I found your blog from a picture off of Yahoo! and had to know the back story. After some research I found your blog and have been reading ever since.

Amazing idea and journey.

Vermillion, South Dakota, USA

12:15 PM  
Blogger showhank said...

Stu in Pittsburgh,

Go to ArgoUSA.com.

The Bajaj is not as fast as the Tuk but it is a three wheeler.

12:54 PM  
Blogger Richard said...

Hey Girls,
I heard about your upcoming adventure when I was in Thailand and have been following along. In my work I have been to many of the places you are passing through (never thought I would hear about Urumqi again) and have formed my own opinions. It's very interesting to read yours.
Keep on tuking!!!!!

12:54 AM  
Blogger richardthe765th said...

Hi girls

Found your site while investigating The Mongol Rally - they said if you think we're mad, try Tuk to the Road.

I enjoy reading about places and cultures that I have little idea of, from the security of my desk here in Edinburgh over a midmorning scone.

Keep up the good work, hope those plugs are your only mechanical problems.


7:31 AM  
Blogger Sunnydog said...

Love your blog and check for new entries every morning. good luck to you both on your continuing journey! ~Macey, Nashville, TN USA

8:03 AM  
Blogger Bobby said...

Hey, I'm readying your Blog daily!- Bobby in Rancho Cucamona,California!

7:35 AM  
Blogger kazimoto said...

Hi. I've been checking in at least 1-2 times a week. Following Jo, Ants and TT is MUCH better than any movie I've ever seen!

2:39 PM  
Blogger bill said...

hi tukkers,

i am reading it. back in the usa after 15 days in vietnam and 15 in laos...mostly luang prabang area. i have owned several three-wheelers...two isettas and a messerschmidt, so i can (sort of) relate to your wheels.

save trip, really enjoy your journals


7:41 PM  
Blogger billyloco said...

in the united states you would more than likley be abducted ....

2:27 AM  

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