Ten million faces of India

Amritsar (IN) – Banbasa (IN) / 12280 km / 5.9 Million Turns A few times already on this trip, we returned to places already visited before, but now on the bike. So was the same for Amritsar, India. After leaving Lahore … Read More

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High peaks of Pakistan

Sost (PK)- Lahore (PK) / 11243 km / 5.48 Million Turns Of all the countries that we cycled through, Pakistan was the one we had the most mixed feelings about before we entered. Earmarked in the media as dangerous and terrorist-inhabited, … Read More

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China’s Wild Wild West

Ulugqat (CN)- Tashkurgan (CN) / 10560 km / 5.15 Million Turns “Excuse me, but what is this??” the border guard asked somewhat amazed and pointing to the video on Sabine’s phone. “Uhhh, ah yes.. that is uh.. me.. shooting a hunting … Read More

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Cycling in ‘heaven-on-earth’ Kyrgyzstan

Sary Tash (KG)- Irkeshtam (KG) / 10157 km / 4.95 Million Turns It’s funny how your mind can make preconceptions about a country, based on nothing. We heard Kyrgyzstan is a great cycling country and were really looking forward to it. However, … Read More

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Cycling on the Roof of the World

Samarkand (UZ) – Sary Tash (KG) / 9110 km / 4.44 Million Turns “HELLOOOO WHAT IS YOUR NAME!!!!!???”, some Tajik kids are shouting from the top of the hill and from the top of their lungs. With a big smile we answer … Read More

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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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