Introduction

The two Land Rovers in Eastern TurkeyThe Land Rovers in Eastern Turkey

Welcome to Dollars & Chocolate! This site gives a brief overview of an expedition several friends and I undertook a few years ago.

Leaving England at the start of November 1995, we drove overland through Europe and Asia in two old Land Rovers, arriving six weeks later in Nepal where we stayed for several months. There we worked in two remote mountain hospitals, overhauling and rebuilding their ancient diesel generators, and replacing another with one we flew out from England.

This site serves no particular purpose other than to allow me to reminisce, and provide anyone who cares to drop in with an account of seven very interesting months...

Using the options on the left, you will find a guide to the restoration of our Land Rovers, a short introduction to the team members, various photos and a shortish account of the trip that I wrote for an article in Land Rover Owner magazine. I may at some point provide a fuller and more general guide if I get round to it....

As for the name of the site, these are the two things we always seemed to request when friends and family offered to send us a parcel, and seems to sum up the trip for me.

I hope you enjoy it.....


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As of 21st June 2005, the site has been completely re-written to employ the latest coding standards, and a few little tweaks have been carried out here and there. Please see the (new!) About this site page to learn more about all this stuff.

Admittedly, there's not a lot of new content, but it goes to show I am still making regular improvements....

If you have any feedback, or you're finding that the pages don't display as well in your browser as they used to, please do contact me. I can't get everything right first time :)

Cheers.