In the footsteps of Vietnam’s “Uncle Ho”

Phong Nha (VN) – Hanoi (VN) / 17137 km / 8.35 Million Turns / February 3rd – February 17th, 2020 ă, ằ, ầ, ấ, ẵ, ẫ, ẳ, ẩ. The Vietnamese alphabet looked quite similar at first, but after some trying it turned … Read More

“Holiday cycling” in Laos

Huay Xai (LS) – Nongchan (LS) / 16380 km / 7.99 Million Turns / January 10th – February 2nd, 2020 Each time we enter a new country, we have certain ideas about it. Some of these ideas are based on previous experiences we … Read More

COVID-19 and getting stuck in Wanaka, New Zealand

On March 1st 2020, we flew into Queenstown, New Zealand. Although the coronavirus was already making headlines, New Zealand was still relatively carefree, just having one confirmed case. We ostracized the situation a bit too; New Zealand is so far from … Read More

Ten million faces of India

Amritsar (IN) – Banbasa (IN) / 12280 km / 5.9 Million Turns / October 13th – November 6th, 2019 A few times already on this trip, we returned to places already visited before, but now on the bike. So was the same … Read More

High peaks of Pakistan

Sost (PK) – Lahore (PK) / 11243 km / 5.48 Million Turns / September 19th – October 13th, 2019 Of all the countries that we cycled through, Pakistan was the one we had the most mixed feelings about before we entered. Earmarked … Read More

China’s Wild Wild West

Ulugqat (CN) – Tashkurgan (CN) / 10560 km / 5.15 Million Turns / September 12th – September 19th, 2019 “Excuse me, but what is this??” the border guard asked somewhat amazed and pointing to the video on Sabine’s phone. “Uhhh, ah yes.. … Read More

Cycling in ‘heaven-on-earth’ Kyrgyzstan

Sary Tash (KG) – Irkeshtam (KG) / 10157 km / 4.95 Million Turns / August 21st – September 12th, 2019 It’s funny how your mind can make preconceptions about a country, based on nothing. We heard Kyrgyzstan is a great cycling country and … Read More

Cycling on the Roof of the World

Panjakent (TJ) – Sary Tash (KG) / 9110 km / 4.44 Million Turns / July 19th – August 21st, 2019 “HELLOOOO WHAT IS YOUR NAME!!!!!???”, some Tajik kids are shouting from the top of the hill and from the top of their lungs. With … Read More