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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  • Bulgan to Altai with camels and gers

Bulgan to Altai with camels and gers

I was nervous as I was preparing the first leg Bulgan to Altai into western Mongolia, a leg of 600km with very little supplies and people, mind I say the Gobi desert.
The photos Bulgan to Altai
The morning came and I was as ready as I could be with a small cold coming along. I cycled out of Bulgan, […]

  • Urumqi to Ulaanbaatar – doing it different part 1

Urumqi to Ulaanbaatar – doing it different part 1

It was amazing! Arriving to Urumqi after cycling there all the way from the Netherlands. It was quite a huge milestone for us. But it was also a bit daunting because during the last days of the year we’d had some deep conversations about what next. The plan was clear but the feelings not so much. […]

  • The lone road to Tarkshken – China

The lone road to Tarkshken – China

Tarkshken the last town before Mongolia, I left Urumqi and Susanne on a cold morning, well all the mornings are cold at the moment. It was hard and a relief to be on the bike again.
I had enjoyed Urumqi with Susanne and we had celebrated new years there. Urumqi had also been hard on us as […]

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Getting on to the train to Ulaanbaatar

Hohhot to Ulaanbaatar by bus and train

Susanne took the bus from Hohhot, spent some time in Erlian and finally made it past the border to Mongolia to arrive in Ulaanbaatar!
Isaba and a monk

Hohhot - Inner Mongolia

Arriving in Hohhot by train Susanne settled into a hostel and went exploring in the city with a mosque, buddhist temple and interesting small markets.
The Ger

Bulgan to Altai

First leg of Martin cycling to Ulaanbaatar. A leg through rough western Mongolia, Desert, Camels and mountains.