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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  • Cycling from sunrise to sunset, 5 days Turkmenistan

Cycling from sunrise to sunset, 5 days Turkmenistan

  • 1st September, 2014

Is it possible to cross Turkmenistan in 5 days? Yes and we as many others had no choice. So this is how our cycling from sunrise to sunset, 5 days Turkmenistan went. In short cycling in strong head wind and extreme heat, eating and sleeping only to repeat this for 5 days from Sarakhs to Farap […]

  • North-east Iran: a jungle and desert route

North-east Iran: a jungle and desert route

In Iran we are really heading east. The route out of Tehran goes straight in the direction we are heading. We decided to take the longer North-east Iran route to Mashhad so we could avoid cycling only in the desert and heading to the apparently more humid and green Caspian Sea area.
See latest photos: Tehran to Golestan and Golestan […]

  • Shiraz, Yazd and Isfahan; a journey south without Mojo and Isaba

Shiraz, Yazd and Isfahan; a journey south without Mojo and Isaba

The days sorting out our visa in Tehran were stressful and hot. Somehow it all worked out very well for us and in two days of searching for embassies we had the visa we needed. If you wonder how and what, please read our post “Iranian and Central Asian visa Information”.
Latest photos :  Tehran, Desert day, Isfahan, Yazd, Shiraz and […]

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First sign in Uzbekistan

Border to Bukhara

After the border rituals we took some time to relax and have a nice lunch in the shade. We then head for Bukhara, still with headwind and enjoy a few days in this beautiful old city.
Yummy dumplings

Mary to Farap

From Mary we headed into the longest desert stretch to Turkmenabat. We had enormous headwind, sand blowing in our eyes and beautiful scenery. In Turkmenabat we stayed in an old Sovjet style hotel.
Camels!!

Desert to Mary

Crossing into Turkmenistan the wind picked up and we started on our 5 day stint through the country. We had a rough road, camels and some nice food along the way.