Hi there! Come along with us on our adventure.

On the 2nd of February 2014 we embarked on our long desired adventure: Cycling east from Rotterdam with Nepal as destination. As we travel and meet people our horizon will broaden, follow us and see the world with our eyes. Through this website you can explore the places we see, read about the people we meet on the road, learn about the topics we find interesting & inspiring and read more about our thoughts, feelings and what makes us wonder... We travel unsupported and rely on our own funding. Here on twisting spokes we will share our story.

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My experiences as a volunteer in Ulaanbaatar

23rd March, 2015|2 Comments

After knowing that Martin and I would split up for a while (because he was cycling through Mongolia) I started looking into what I could be doing. First my eyes were set in southern China, but soon I decided that I wanted to go to Mongolia after all and spend my time there. I was looking at […]

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Tsagaan Sar, a different New Years celebration

16th March, 2015|2 Comments

In Mongolia there are two major traditional holidays. One is in summer and is called Naadam, the other is in winter and is called Tsagaan Sar or white moon. Tsagaan Sar is the celebration of the Lunar New Year, following the same calendar as the Chinese New Year.

The photos of this special celebration can be found here: […]

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Siberia, a journey to lake Baikal

14th March, 2015|0 Comments

Reading about this massive lake in Siberia called lake Baikal made me wonder. After having stayed in Ulaanbaaatar for a few weeks I decided that I was too close to the lake Baikal and I had to go there.
The journey from Ulaanbaatar to the lake Baikal is more than 1200km, due to the time frame and that […]

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On our way to Kathmandu part 9 “Khorog to Murgab”


Underestimation was the right word for the trip to Khorog! So after resting and getting […]

On our way to Kathmandu part 8 “Bukhara to Khorog”

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After pushing through the desert in Turkmenistan we have arrived in Uzbekistan. We follow the […]

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At the Peak Sancturay, Veloo Foundation

Volunteer projects Ulaanbaatar

While in Ulaanbaatar Susanne has been engaged in three volunteer projects at the Peak Sanctuary, Flourishing Future and Lotus Children's Centre.
Wooden Houses of Ulaan Ude

A journey to Lake Baikal

Martin went to Lake Baikal to experience this place first hand. A journey which again proved to be a great choice.
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Tsagaan Sar 2015

Tsagaan Sar is the Mongolian celebration of the Lunar New Year. We joined Tseegii and her family to visit their relatives, join in the Mongolian traditions of greeting each other and exchanging snuff bottles amongst others and eating a lot of Buuz, a Mongolian dumplings.