Asia OnTheWay– Arkady P. Fiedler’s expedition
“Asia OnTheWay” (“PoDrodze Azja”) is a documentary travel series about Arkady Fiedler’s expedition deep into Asia. It consists of over 3 months on the road driving The Maluch (its nickname literally means “the little one”). It was a 14,000+ mi drive from Puszczykowo (Poland) to Vladivostok (Russia). The Fiat 126p burned 253 gallons of gas while crossing Slovakia, Hungary, Serbia, Bulgaria, Turkey, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan (twice), Kyrgyzstan (twice), Tajikistan, Mongolia, and Russia (twice). Our role involved directing, filming and post-producing for a documentary tv series.
We are proud to say that ,,Asia OnTheWay” teaser won the first prize in BEST VIDEO category from Jeremy Clarkson, James May, Richard Hammond (DRIVETRIBE).
The Maluch climbed 15,272 ft AMSL twice (the Ak-Baital Pass, Tajikistan). Its longest single day run was 308 mi in Kazakhstan. The shortest was 27 mi on the last day of the trip, in Russia. During the journey, The Maluch caught flat tire once. Among the replaced parts were: the starter, inductor (twice), ignition module, carburetor, master cylinder, oil (5x), 7 air filters, and 5 fuel filters. On top of that, while we were still in Poland, two connecting rods had to be replaced as well, because of a knocking in the engine. Still, the knocking proved to be a faithful companion along the entire journey. Moreover, somewhere in Wachau valley, Arkady had to straighten a clamp under the gearbox, that got bent on a stone.
“Asia OnTheWay” documentary series will show many incredible people we met along the way and many beautiful surreal landscapes.