The largest island of Europe, always a bit different. Our choice to cycle here was without much alternatives due to the Schengen-Area visa requirements. But we were still immensely looking forward to it: A language that we both could communicate in and very pretty scenery in Scotland.
After nearly two months in my mother’s place, my travel batteries were more or less fully recharged. I was itching to get going again and looking forward to the adventures ahead. Yuily had to leave the Schengen Area on June 2, so we set off on May 20 with the […]
May 2014 – I was in a hostel private room in Malaysia, with Yuily, who I met a few weeks before in New Zealand. There was a significant romance going on inside me, more than your average backpacker date. We could talk for hours, and one topic we had was […]
Ever since starting this trip, connecting our home countries, cycling from Taiwan to Germany, was a huge motivation for us to continue cycling. When someone asked us, at any point in the trip, what’s our destination, the answer would be: Germany. Here we were now, and while not the end […]
After entering Europe, countries definitely became smaller and immigration procedures easier. Since we basically followed the Adriatic sea all the way, I decided to group these countries together into this article.
The Greek islands are some major tourist spots, and everyone has seen a few pictures of Santorini before. Coming from southern Turkey, we had the chance to see them.
Another country that raised concern on the way due to recent events: Turkey. But like so many countries making the headlines, there was little actual concern for us cycle tourists. Instead, this country still had so much to offer for us. Pictures by Yuily, text by Stephan.
After cycling through northern Iran, we were now in full tourist mode, visiting historic cities and sights. One of the most regarded places in this regard was Isfahan, and we were excited for it!
Iran. Even though it was a backpackers tip for traveling since a while already, it was still the country that raised the most concern from friends and family when we said that we’d be going there (partly also because of the name confusion with Iraq, since some warned us of […]
Food poisoning, horrible roads and brutal heat: The second half of our adventures in Tajikistan was quite testing… All photos are by Yuily, the text represents my view of things.