Journey of Discovery takes Land Rovers from Moscow to Beijing [Videos]
Please Click Here to read Part 1 of the Journey of Discovery.
En-route to Moscow going up a slithering snow-covered driveway, the enthralling Mikhail Krasinets revealed a glimpse into Soviet automotive history through his incredible 300-strong collection of cars, with the modern Discovery off-roaders driving alongside an old Soviet equivalent.
In Moscow itself, an exclusive and special visit to the Kremlin was followed by a unique tour of the city's sights with a former dancer from the Bolshoi Ballet, before the route into the awaiting 'Stans' was completed with a visit to the mighty statue of Mother Russia in Volgograd, which will soon be the subject of a major motion picture under its former name of “Stalingrad” where an immense battle for the city in WWII took place.
The Journey then took a twist and went into the wild as the highways turned to potholed roads, then urban streets were replaced by remote desert outposts; slick border crossings lengthened into the night. The temperatures, which had been chilled for most of the journey, plummeted to new lows testing the team and Land Rovers endurance.
Meeting an interesting mix of camels and heavy-duty trucks, the vehicles covered long distances, stopping at truck stops. Fresh fish gutted was usually easier to obtain at truck stops than the precious fuel needed to keep the amazing roadtrip going.