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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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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