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.
Wide, empty landscapes where nothing but grass grows, yaks are herded and Buddhist monasteries stand. This is the Tibetan Plateau, and we experienced it in its finest.
After arriving from Guilin by train, we went on to cycle the famous Yunnan tourist trail. Spectacular mountains and old towns waited for us, a very good cycling experience.
From the businesses of Hong Kong to the famous karst Scenery of Guangxi, we had an interesting start to our bicycle trip.
After finishing our trip around Taiwan by bicycle, we were ready to aim for bigger targets. The silk road across Asia seemed very appealing and we pretty much knew that we wanted to do it.