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Qingdao to Xi’an: peaches for everyone

By | 1st August, 2015|Categories: Central China, China, Modern cities|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

What would China have in store for us this time? After cycling the Northwest and Northeast we are now on our way from Qingdao to Xi'an to shortly get back on the Silk Road. In China a route of 4500 km and more than 80000 meters elevation gain is waiting. Excited is maybe not the right word, [...]

The Great Wall hike at Jinshanling/Gubeikou

By | 30th April, 2015|Categories: China, Modern cities, North East China, Off the beaten path|Tags: , , |

After cycling alongside the Great Wall for quite some kilometers we were ready to start ascending it. We had picked the village Gubeikou as our starting point from where we wanted to walk to the Jinshanling section. Great photos from the Great wall hike  The Great wall part 1 and The Great wall part 2 Our arrival at Gubeikou [...]

Friendly dogs on the old Ankara road

By | 21st May, 2014|Categories: Central Turkey, Modern cities, Off the beaten path, Turkey|Tags: , , , , |

We were ready to take on the rest of Turkey, although saying goodbye was a little bit sad because the stay at Ali, Martin's ex-colleague, had been very nice. Also we had the experience of cycling into Istanbul vividly in our minds. Luckily the way out of Istanbul was a lot more pleasant while following the old [...]

Istanbul where we met Asia

By | 19th May, 2014|Categories: Ancient civilizations, Hospitality, Modern cities, Turkey, West Turkey|Tags: , , |

Istanbul is where we met Asia. We cycled in to Istanbul and straight to Sultanahmet, so we were sure that we were in Istanbul and get some great photos with the bikes. We were a bit tired after a bad camp spot in the outskirts of Istanbul and the heavy traffic, so next up was finding our [...]