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Final Statistics: Alex & Maz Total distance: 93,550km
Furthest Point: Rotorua, NZ Now settled in Sydney, Australia
Final Statistics: Martin Total distance: 79,698km
Furthest Point: Hobart, Australia Now settled in Bristol, UK


Written by overland-underwater team. Uploaded 11 March 2005.

Our quest for worldwide fame has already started! Details of our exploits have appeared in the following places already...

Newspapers and Magazines

The Catenian Association magazine published an initial article in July 2005 and follow-up articles in January 2006 and June 2006.

The Surrey Advertiser published an article on 15th July 2005 which will also feature in the Guildford Times, the Cranleigh Times and the Godalming Times. Click here to view the article.

The Surrey Alumni Society have written about us in their most recent email newsletter and will also be tracking our progress in their magazine which is distributed to ex-University of Surrey students around the world.

The Robens Institute (one of our kind sponsors) are sending a press release to their trade magazines on our behalf.

While in Sofia we were interviewed by two Bulgarian newspapers, the English-language Sofia Echo and the Bulgarian 24 Hours. You can read the Sofia Echo one by clicking here, the 24 Hours one by clicking here (Bulgarian only but nice photos!).

In Egypt we were featured in the Sinai Net email newsletter. The diving communities in Sharm El Sheikh are getting behind the team in helping to raise funds for CARE. Click here to view the article. H2O Magazine also featured our visit in one of their upcoming events leaflets. Also an article appeared in one of the Egyptian national newspapers but we don't know much about it. Someone just handed us a clipping and asked if it was us!! Click here to view the article.

In Jordan we were interviewed by three national newspapers during our visit to the Arab Bridge Maritime office. You can see them here and here in Arabic but we never got the translations!

The News is one of Pakistan's national dailies and this article was written about our expedition and our meeting with the Karachi Offroaders Club. Our most prominent publicity to date, however, was courtesy of the Star Weekend newspaper who dedicated most of their front page and some of the inside pages of their 18th December 2005 edition to a story and photos about our expedition. Click to view the front page and inside pages.

Thanks to Earthbound Expeditions, we were interviewed by reporters from the Nepalese edition of Time Magazine in February 2006. Click here to view the article (in Nepali only for the moment, waiting translation).

In Thailand while we were guests of Scuba Cat we were interviewed by the Phuket Post. Click here to view the article.

CARE International have been helping to publicise our expedition and issued this press release to the UK media as we were passing our half-way mark in Southeast Asia. Click here to view the press release.

In Malaysia we were interviewed by Cars, Bikes & Trucks. Click here to view the article.

In Brunei while we were guests of Scuba-Tech International we were interviewed by the Borneo Bulletin. Click here to view the article.

Meanwhile back in the UK, Alex managed to get a article published in his old school magazine The Old Greshamian (OG). Click here to view page 1 & Click here to view page 2 of the article.

We also had a small feature in our old University magazine, the Surrey Graduate. Click here to view the article

Staying on the diving theme we had a suprise article featured in a Russian diving magazine (not translated yet!), DiveTek. Click here to view the article

In Kalimantan, Borneo we were interviewed by the Palangka Post. Click here to view the article.

Whilst generating publicity for the Live-aboard dive raffle we featured in issue 4/2006 of Australasia ScubaDiver. Click here to view the article.

At the end of the expedition, featured in the March08 edition of 4x4 Australia magazine as competition winners of 4x BF Goodrich All Terrain Tyres (which was great timing as just failed blue-slip as needed 4 new tyres!!) Click here to view the winning picture.

Radio and TV

Alex has been interviewed by BBC Southern Counties Radio in early June 2005 and appeared as Guest Of The Day a few days before we set off, and has been interviewed on their breakfast show several more times as we progress along our route. Tune into them on 104-104.8 FM & 95-95.3 FM in South East England or listen live on the Internet by clicking here.

Our superstar was also be interviewed on County Sound Radio on Friday 15th July 2005. Tune in on 1566AM medium wave or 91.5FM on NTL Cable, or see their website http://www.countysound.co.uk

We became stars of the small screen when Meridian Television came to film us doing our last minute preparations and asked us about our route and about CARE International. This was shown in their news broadcasts on Monday 1st August 2005 and you can watch it online by clicking here.

We were also interviewed by television crews in Pakistan, India and Nepal but unfortunately have not been able to source copies of the interviews.

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