Half a year on the road

They say that when you have a new job, you need at least a hundred days before you decide whether or not you like it. In these first hundred days you need to adapt, to see what is going on … Read More

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Did we mention it was hot in Turkmenistan?…

Serakhs (IR) – Samarkand (UZ) / 7490 km / 3.65 Million Turns When people ask us how we experienced Turkmenistan, we normally begin with: “it was hot, and it was tough. And the road was boring. But the people were nice. … Read More

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“En Iran, vous n’êtes jamais seuls”

Astara (IR) – Serakhs (IR) / 6866 km / 3.35 Million Turns Sometimes it takes a few seconds between seeing something with your eyes and actually constructing the picture in your mind. While doing groceries on the side of the street, … Read More

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A detour in the Caucasus

Khashuri (GE) – Lankaran (AZ) / 5874 km / 2.87 Million Turns As we enter the courtyard of the restaurant, we notice a big group of people who have clearly had some (some too much?) alcohol and enjoying their meal. Half … Read More

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Problem? Problem Yok!

Göreme (TK) – Turkgozu (TK) / 5056 km / 2.46 Million Turns Being over a month in Turkey, you do pick up some (basic) phrases to communicate in the local language: hot, cold, food, sleep, tent, bicycle… Fortunately, one loan word in … Read More

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Turkish Delight

Istanbul (TK) – Göreme (TK) / 4232 km / 2.06 Million Turns Before we left on our bike trip, both of us thought “a whole year of travelling for sure means we can really take it slowly and cycle everywhere … Read More

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The final countdown of (Eastern) Europe

Belgrade (SRB) – Istanbul (TK) / 3543 km / 1.73 Million Turns “Warning, at certain times of the year, the following road section may contain thorns that puncture even the strongest of tires”, the Eurovelo signpost stated. Looking at each … Read More

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Off we go!

Amsterdam (NL) – Linz (AT) / 1278 km / 0.62 Million Turns As the waitress from the pizzeria in Regensburg comes over with our pizza’s our mouths drop wide open. How on earth can a human finish a pizza this … Read More

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Less than a month left until we leave!

As our departure day is drawing closer, we are in full preparation mode. Over the last few weeks we have sorted out the last bit of gear, spent a whole day in Eric’s bike shop “De Vakantiefietser” for a final … Read More

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