48 Around the World

Around the World

Posted on November 26, 2009 by team


The name of this man is Alexander Glazkov and he fancies traveling so much. For the past decades he visited lots of countries all round the world. This summer, while sitting in the Russian bath-house a crazy idea came to his mind. He has everything – money, lots of time and most importantly he has desire. And he thought why not to travel from Novosibirsk to Cape Town, RSA, by his van car? Yeah, surely. Why not?


He took all the members of his family – a wife, son with his bride and daughter with her fiancé. All the things were supposed to be fixed up quite tight, the car needed to be completely repaired, all the baggage packed up and spirits raised to the top.

Seems like everything is ready and the happy family is set to commence their trip. The first country they visited was Turkey. They settled up there for a week or so because the father wanted to freshen memories of his prior trips up. As it was already said, he visited many countries and he told that it wasn’t so difficult to travel around the world this time because he seemed to remember all the places by heart.

Then they continued their journey and now they were already in Africa. Lots of different problems with numerous visas, bad roads, dangerous illnesses and unusual for their organisms food waited them about but fortunately they managed to make it through and eventually they reached RSA, Cape Town city, where the Cape of Good Hope is located.

The beginning of their trip was in the early August and by the beginning of October they managed to make it. But then one problem popped up, they didn’t want to go back to Novosibirsk using the same way as they came to RSA. And they decided to buy the plane tickets to send their children back home because the school year already began. Husband and wife themselves decided to keep on with their trip and make it round-the-world-one. They shipped the car to Buenos-Aires, Argentina, and bought the plane tickets there. Their future route lies through all South America to the USA, Canada, Alaska and then finally back to Russia, to Vladivostok and Novosibirsk at the end.

Well, what can we add? Good luck, Alex!

And don’t forget to get the new stickers for your car!

To be continued? Most probably…




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48 Responses to “Around the World”

  1. robert says:

    He should have driven a Russian vehicle.

    • Viktor says:

      If he would have, he probably wouldn’t make it as far as turkey without it breaking down.

      No offence, russian cars are quite horrible.

      At least the ones i’ve been in

    • Igor says:

      According your logic he has to choose russian vehicle – russian tank. And can drive everywhere. ;)))

    • LEXUS the brand says:

      He wanna to go on world tour,but not to go for his city block! ! !may be Russian “carts” oh sorry,i mean cars are look like “other” contemporary “cars” but not like their performance.Russian zaaz, vaaz, sazz, zil, ill, azlak, oraal, funeral, mull, lull, etc cart producers are far behind the modern auto industry.i don`t want to hurt anyone but “truth is truth”.

  2. Half-Breed says:

    haha very cool! definetly true, a Lada would not make if without numerous repairs and where can u find those handy parts outside of RUS?

  3. Lude Nunes says:

    By the map of his planned trip to the American continent, seems they’re not planning to pass through Brazil. Well, this is such a waste…

  4. falso says:

    This kinda reminds me about the tv series LONG WAY ROUND, and LONG WAY DOWN.

  5. Axr says:

    Look like they write in big letters Siberia and not South Africa.

  6. YJ says:

    This is why American market is dominated by Japanese Cars.

    • Hugo Velncia Crocco says:

      now the united stated are called




  7. russia says:

    haha cool

  8. CZenda says:

    Not exactly a challenge. Banger rallies are surely more demanding and require more resourceful persons.

  9. Stash says:

    What is a “banger rally”?

  10. Taupey says:

    This is a fascinating post!

    So is Alexander Glaznov’s blog which has lots more cool pics as well!

    Thanks for the post to everyone involved!

    • Musa says:

      I also want to remind all the DOWNERS that anyone who don’t like what I say here can go rough up their suspect! :P

    • CZenda says:

      ER is Putins propaganda site and you all brainwashed russians.

      • real CZenda and not the impostor says:

        Oh no, again…
        While I agree that the site publishes a lot of content which, indeed, sounds like Putler´s neo-Soviet propaganda, it is not my habit to generalize – like saying “you are all brainwashed Russians”. Also, any potential future posts under my nick which use foul language are not mine.

  11. Hunchison says:

    Suggest Toyota sponsor them and make an advertisement

  12. Fred says:

    not bad for a road trip

  13. AMERICAN says:

    Russians always talk like they are big and bad. Look at these pictures on this web site. What a joke. lol

  14. mankutimma says:

    Can someone point the link to his blog ?

  15. Musa says:

    Directly under last picture there is


    click on the blue highlighted number 1

    that will take you to blog of Alexander Glaznov!

    Also it’s in Russian okay, okay!

  16. Kyon says:

    I can’t believe he just ignored huge Brazil.

  17. t05h4 says:

    Cape TAWN mazafaakaa. Engrish speking russians :)

  18. anna says:

    but how come he is wearing same shirt and same trousers EVERYWHERE?

  19. Chris says:

    ER is the BEST!!!

    More like this!!

  20. Mister Afghanistan 2009 says:

    They should go to Afghanistan there we can behead them for our god!

  21. Mr. Antisemite says:

    Notice how they drove right past Israel without stopping. Who could blame them?

    • miasaurusrex says:

      Actually Israel is one of the most beautiful countries in the world. You clearly don’t care, but I wouldn’t expect white trash to see beyond the sale at Walmart. I don’t know where you’re from, but I can promise you that inbreeding in any circumstance leads to congenital defects. You should tell your parents to stop.

  22. Jason says:

    My passport with the 2 Russian visas and 2 homeland security stamps does not compare to the 1 above!

  23. Hugo Velncia Crocco says:

    hey im from chile

    i live in viña del mar

    last week if i remember y saw that car parked near to de beach

    its too funny to find this article on englishrussia.com

    i would like if some buddy can tellme where i cand find picture of the Alexander Glazkov travel in chile!

    do he have an oficial blog or web site with pictures?

    thanks you very much

    greetings from south america

    and from valparaiso and viña del mar in chile

  24. Tren says:

    What an inspiring journey these brave people have undertaken. I live in in Florida, USA. Since they look to be spending a lot of time in my corner of the world, I would like to offer my hospitality to them. If these adventurers would like a place to sleep, a hot meal, a cold beer, or some local company, I would be happy to offer them all of the above.

  25. estonets says:

    What a great idea to make a trip around the world using a car with a steering wheel on the right side and to not visit _any_ country where it would be useful :D

  26. Central Harlem Anonymous says:

    Good for them. The world would be a better place if people traveled more.

    I am a little surprised they got through this without visa troubles.

  27. Thats crazy! i wonder how many times he broke down!

  28. Servaas says:

    I saw this guy and his family at Ai-Ais in Namibia.

  29. andrew says:

    Now this is a good way to spend money when you have it!

  30. Yoron says:

    Like it, it’s brave considering how the world looks and how some behave, and it speaks about adventure.

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