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 14, 2006

Ting Tong's summer holiday

Vecolny, The Crimea, Ukraine

Those of you who speak Russian might have noticed something funny about the name of the village we are staying in; it means 'Merry'. Which is fitting, since the three of us are indeed having a very merry time here. The sun is shining - almost too hard - the sea is on our doorstep and we have spent the last few days being deliciously idle on the beach. Apart from my rather hot 5.7 km run this morning our time has been spent horizontally, reading and simply soaking up the rays.

Its not that interesting reading about people lying on the beach doing nothing, so I'll keep it short. One thing I do want to say though is that Jo and I found out this afternoon that out of 16,000 entries we have made it down to the last 10 in Cosmo's 'Fun, Fearless Female Award' which is dead exciting. I think the final decision is in September.

We're still living with our Russian friends from St Petersburg, who are hanging out here for the summer running a club and putting on parties. Sleep doesn't seem to be on their agenda and they are very lovely and lots of fun. Check out their website www.osravers.com (Old School Ravers!) We went to a party they put on in the village last night and are tootling off to another one on the beach tonight.

Still loving the Ukraine, although TT's caliper issue is a minor headache which we have got to think of a way to sort out.

With love from the Sun. Ants x


Blogger gingerpop said...

Have a velcolny sunny day, the rain has hardly stopped since I wrote last from Norfolk.

10:41 AM  
Blogger Shirlz said...


I've just stumbled across your blog, good on you both!! I did a Indian camel trek for Mind last year which was superb, but I'm sure your adventures will top that a hundred times over!


5:36 AM  
Blogger pip said...

You are in an area of nudist beaches but we still haven't had the picture of Jo in the Yi apron.I'm holding my breath.

1:30 PM  
Blogger Mike said...

Hello from Lowestoft, Suffolk! Have been reading your blogs since you started your mission - I think what you're doing is fantastic, and is a true inspiration to all. I have long dreamt of of doing such a trip - and for such a great cause - good on you!

Anyway you're nearly back!! I look forward to all your future blogs.


Mike West, Lowestoft, Suffolk

3:29 PM  
Blogger tuktotheroad said...

sorry mum, the picture of me in the Yi apron will be coming soon love u xoxo

11:49 AM  

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