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.
We really want to share our story, our journey with you. Now we can do this in a new dimension. We’ve thought about this for a while and got the chance to set it up. We cycle through many small towns and cities with their own story and often there is a postcard to be found. This postcard can be sent to you.
It was time for a holiday! Susanne’s family were visiting. Afterwards we would be cycling back to the farm where Susanne volunteered before, while Martin was in Denmark, and then we would cycle back to Seoul to arrange our visa for the next leg of our trip. Long story short: we did some holidaying, WWOOFing and cycling.
Before arriving to South Korea we had the plan to find a place to WWOOF. For people not familiar with this term it means: Willing Workers On Organic Farms. We would like to learn more about organic farming, methods involved, local Korean life and lengthen our journey by volunteering and staying with local people. I would be […]
After days of entertainment in Seoul it was time to get back on the road. Seoul had been a blast. Martin was back from Denmark and Susanne was back from the WWOOFing farm. We prepared Mojo and Isaba who we dearly missed and cycled out of the city to discover the countryside of South Korea. We were […]
‘This is how we maintain our bicycles’ is part of the series “This is how… by TwistingSpokes.com”. Cycling on a well maintained bicycle is a great feeling.
We give quite some attention to Mojo and Isaba as […]
‘This is how we interact with locals’ is part of the series “This is how… by TwistingSpokes.com”. During our journey we very much enjoy the interaction with local people on the road, in small villages […]
‘This is how we eat while cycle touring’ is a part of the series “This is how… by TwistingSpokes.com”. We all know that the intake during a multi month or year cycle journey is crucial […]
WInter is really here and Susanne has taken the train to Mongolia. Martin cycles alone […]
We left Bishkek in the last video in Part 12 we leave Almaty and winter […]
We had left the Pamirs and rested in Osh in this video we cycle to […]
The final stretch to Xi'an. Hills were back in the game and we were going up and down on roads with roadworks. We found some great campinspots, a touristic mountain and terracotta warriors before we dropped into the city.
We had left the first few hundred kilometres of China behind us and reached the flat plains of Henan. The road was easy, but filled with traffic and not so interesting. Luckily we had some nice encounters which made our days and we crossed the Yellow river.
Crossing the Yellow sea we cycled from Qingdao inland through Shandong province.