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The Middle Mountain Road to Kathmandu

By | 25th May, 2016|Categories: Nepal|Tags: , , , , , , |

Choices were to be made. Hile lies at a crossroads. Here we could venture further west into unknown territory of the middle mountain road ór we could go back down to the hot steaming plains of the Nepal Terai and make a fast dash to Kathmandu. We chose the mountains in the hope of seeing some spectacular [...]

Last border crossing of the himalayas

By | 22nd May, 2016|Categories: Nepal|Tags: , , , |

Crossing the last border was on our minds, we had worked on our route while resting and enjoying the features of Darjeeling. This was our last real stop before heading into the Himalayas on our way to Kathmandu. We stayed fourteen days in Darjeeling to rest and enjoy our journey. We had a chance to do some [...]

Traversing tea estates and tiger reserves in Assam and West Bengal

By | 22nd April, 2016|Categories: Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, India, West Bengal|Tags: , , , , , , |

The plains of Assam were waiting for us once we had made it down the mountains and out of Arunachal Pradesh. We knew that cycling in Assam would be more of an intense experience! With a population of 30.9 million people Assam is hugely more populated than most of the states we had been cycling in until [...]

Tribal jungles to Himalayan hillstations

By | 5th April, 2016|Categories: Arunachal Pradesh, India|Tags: , , , |

This next part of our journey would prove to be an adventure of its own. We had our minds set on cycling to Tawang, a Himalayan hillstation where India meets Tibet. Before we would even get close to the Himalayas we would have to cycle through wet jungles and dusty mountain roads under construction. See our images [...]

Arunachal Pradesh Zero cycling

By | 19th March, 2016|Categories: Arunachal Pradesh, India|Tags: , , , , , |

The land of dawn-lit mountains, Arunachal Pradesh was waiting for us to be discovered. We had read and been told that it is a wild and remote region of India. After cycling through Manipur and Nagaland we had now reached Assam and got acquainted with India a little bit more like the mainland. We were eager to [...]

Entering the North East India

By | 8th March, 2016|Categories: Assam, India, Manipur, Nagaland|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Imphal, a city rated as a dangerous place to be due to local insurgents (rank 32 in the world at high risk of terror strike), this meant heavy military presence and several checkpoints in this part of North East India. The images of this stretch are here: End of Manipur, Nagaland to Kohima, Nagaland Kohima to Cheteba, Nagaland Cheteba to Zunheboto and Zunheboto [...]

Cycling Myanmar on the wild side

By | 24th February, 2016|Categories: India, Manipur, Myanmar|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Bagan, the old kingdom, had given us a special place to discover. We trailed the tracks off the beaten track to far away temples and now and then bumping into groups of tourists. Unluckily a bug that had been popping up since Yangon decided it was time to strike and Martin got a bronchitis which meant it [...]