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Planning a mini-Tour of Japan – by bike

Anna & I have been talking about going to Japan for ages so we started looking into it.  Talking about flying over, staying in hotels and ...

Laos

Based on the information in our guide books, we had been under the impression that people go to Laos to have fun. It's all about eating mango and ...

China (well a little bit of it anyway)

Have you ever wondered where on earth you would be without Google? The answer is China of course and coincidentally, it's probably the part of the ...

Tales from Tajikistan. It was quite eventful!

Well, we have been chewed up and spat out by Tajikistan. The last few weeks have been beyond hard and we are all looking a little worse for wear as a ...

Enchanting Uzbekistan

We were sitting by the side of the road somewhere between Samarkand and Bukhara eating fresh pomegranates that a man had walked by and handed us, ...

Azerbaijan – desert, dogs and Bond Street

Cycling into Azerbaijan was in many ways like returning to our long lost friend Turkey but, and at the risk of offending any of our new Turkish ...

Into Georgia. Near Vale at the Turkish border

Georgia the long way round

So onto Georgia and a wholly different country from Turkey but a great experience all the same. We entered the country through the 'back door' so to ...

Chilling at 2,470m in Turkey

Gule Gule Turkey…

After a wonderful rest day in Trabzon where we treated ourselves to a night at a hotel, ate everything that took our fancy and had a good cleanse in ...

Turkish Hospitality

It goes like this: Chris and I are walking down the main street of a town, Espiye, with our phones out looking for a cafe with a wifi signal. A man ...

Amasra & the north Turkish coastline

Arriving at Istanbul airport, putting the bikes back together & setting off into the city on a bike was a great start to our big trip. Riding ...

Istanbul to Amasra – 425km

My first impressions of Turkey have been that the food is fantastic, the drivers are considerate, nearly always giving a friendly honk and wave as ...

Why are we cycling across the world?

On one of our first dates Chris asked me if I had ever thought about doing a long distance ride. It turned out he was thinking of L-E-L or similar, ...