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May 29, 2017
Drum roll please, the results are in.
After about four trees felled due to printing a thousand forms, three embassy visits in two countries and an HIV test (required for the application), our Turkmenistan visa response has arrived …
And the verdict is… rejected.
May 20, 2017
If we were married, this is the week the divorce papers would have been filed.
The last nine days has been one long case of domestic abuse.
If we were married to our bikes that is….
Our poor bikes have been through all sorts of mistreatment, it’s a wonder they’ve not give...
May 8, 2017
The next place on your “to visit” list needs to be Central Asia.
We bottled cycling through Afghanistan and Pakistan, were too wimpy to go over the Himalayas into China, and so flew to Kazakhstan from Delhi touching down in Almaty last week.
Kazakhstan, and the majority...
April 27, 2017
“What’s been the scariest moment of the trip so far?”
It’s one of our most frequently asked questions. Until now it’s probably been the nut incident, or any number of traffic moments, but both were eclipsed last week at a hotel in Kanpur.
Kanpur was day three of a five-...
April 17, 2017
Let’s talk about death.
The Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu is one of the most sacred places of the Hindu faith.
On the banks of the Bagmati River that runs through Kathmandu, monkeys cause mischief, worshippers make offerings to the gods – and bodies are burned on fun...
April 8, 2017
Cycling round the world, there’s always some sort of drama. This week it involved a rush to an Indian A&E.
We were taking a couple of days rest in the mountain town of Darjeeling (where the tea comes from). The road up is bendy, eventually the tea plantations that line...
March 29, 2017
It’s hard to know where to start with summarising everything that’s happened in the last week.
Let’s start with some numbers.
Bangladesh is the eighth most populous country in the world with 156M people, more than the whole of Russia.
All those people are cramm...
March 11, 2017
How do you balance a 7.3m tall, 554 tonne rock, atop another massive rock, on top of a mountain?
With a strand of Buddha’s hair of course!
Golden Rock is just that, sitting 1,095m above sea level, it hangs precariously over the edge of a cliff whilst Buddhist wors...
March 4, 2017
We entered Thailand as innocent cyclists looking for adventure.
We leave as criminals.
Our crimes are worth between three to fifteen years, per count, in Thai prison - but in the past this has risen to up to 30 years.
The crime is called lese majeste, and we did...
February 21, 2017
We always thought of ourselves as adventurous eaters – generally up for trying most things.
We realised we weren’t, after visiting this restaurant in Poipet. This is a taster of the menu.
Half of it they didn’t even bother to translate, who knows what’s in those dishes…
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