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.
The famous Pamir highway. A strip of tarmac that was laid by the Soviets through the high mountains of Tajikistan has reached a high amount of fame from overland tourists. This fame reached me as well: Through several cyclist blogs I’ve been intrigued and just knew that I had to […]
Dramatic gravel roads that proved a little too much to bear for us, but a fantastic last stretch up to the Pamir mountains gave us a nice finish to a great country.
Definitely one of the most beautiful countries on this planet, Kyrgyzstan had a lot to offer for us. Enjoy our adventure through these amazing landscapes.
Perhaps “My” instead of “Our”, after separating from Yuily I was cycling through Kazakhstan myself while she took a flight to Kyrgyzstan. What waited for me was a country with incredibly untouched scenery and hospitable people.