was setting and suddenly 40 elephants came out of the bush and walked across the road in front of us – and that was just breathtaking. Mongolia was one of the most breathtaking countries I’ve been to, partly because it’s so isolated and there’s just nothing there. It’s the same size as Western Europe and there are barely any roads or anything. And it’s incredibly difficult to get across. We crossed it in Long Way Round and it was hard
work, but stunningly beautiful.
Which is the remote place you’ve been to?
Most of the places I go to are remote – that’s my business!
Is there one place you never want to go back to ever again? I found Egypt really difficult. We travelled all the way through it on the bikes and it had unbelievably dangerous roads, and the people
“ Suddenly 40
elephants came out of the bush and walked across the road in front of us – and that was just breathtaking
were very aggressive – often when we’d stop we’d get hassled and people would chuck stones at us. I can see why they had a revolution – the authorities are not very nice to each other, and nor are the people. But the pyramids are beautiful and the food’s incredible, as is the culture and the history.
I read that your motto is ‘Lets just do it’, but do you have any practical advice for people wanting to explore