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Stunning steep roads and jungle adventures

By | 26th November, 2015|Categories: Central Laos, Jungle & bugs, Laos, Off the beaten path, Thailand|Tags: , , , , |

‘Left, we need to stay on the left!’ we were shouting at each other every time we re-entered the road. We had crossed over from Laos to Thailand and had not realised we also had to change the side of the road we drive on until we had passed the border and saw the signs. We had [...]

Tibetan hospitality, a high road, Seda to Litang

By | 11th September, 2015|Categories: China, High mountains, Hospitality, Off the beaten path, West China|Tags: , , , |

Seda and Larung Gar had left a strong impression on us but visa time and wanting to get on the road we left Seda (Sertar). We had almost run out of oats and Martin had used a few hours searching and asking in all Chinese shops nowhere to be found. By chance as we where heading to [...]

Cycling up and over 4000m+ passes in Gansu, Qinghai and Sichuan

By | 3rd September, 2015|Categories: China, High mountains, Off the beaten path, West China|Tags: , , , |

Finally we were heading south again. We knew the next stretch was going to be challenging. Cycling through Gansu, Qinghai and Sichuan on our way to Yunnan would bring us over many many passes and the first were coming up. We were cycling up and over 4000m+ passes in Gansu, Qinghai and Sichuan to reach the World largest [...]

Rivers of the DMZ leading to the east coast

By | 13th June, 2015|Categories: Northern South Korea, Off the beaten path, South Korea|Tags: , , , , |

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 [...]

The backroads of Eastern China

By | 8th May, 2015|Categories: China, North East China, Off the beaten path, South Korea|Tags: , , , |

The backroads of Eastern China were waiting and we were back in Gubeikou after four great days in Beijing. Beijing had proven to be a real surprise for us as we expected a busy and a city filled with modern houses and it was actually quite a cosy place. We left Mojo and Isaba in Gubeikou as [...]

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 [...]

Cycling the Gobi, a desert with surprises

By | 9th April, 2015|Categories: Mongolia, Off the beaten path, South Eastern Mogolia, Winter cycling|Tags: , , , , |

It was hard to leave Ulaanbaatar. Our winter break had been good in many ways. We had created a nice social life, gotten to know quite a few really nice people, established bonds with Mongolians and with projects going on in Ulaanbaatar. But it was time to go and we were cycling the Gobi, a desert with surprises! Our goals [...]

Following the south route to Ulaanbaatar, it changed me!

By | 21st February, 2015|Categories: Mongolia, Off the beaten path, South western Mongolia, Winter cycling|Tags: , , , , |

In Altai I had time to think and decided on a change of plans. I now was planning to follow the south route to Ulaanbaatar. The original plan was to cycle north from Altai to Uliastai. Due to being in the winter of Mongolia I decided on the easier and shorter southern route Altai, Bayankhongor, Arvaikheer, Lun, [...]

The lone road to Tarkshken – China

By | 13th January, 2015|Categories: China, North west China, Off the beaten path, Winter cycling|Tags: , , |

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. Enjoy the photos in the gallery Urumqi to Tarkshken I had enjoyed Urumqi with Susanne and we had celebrated new years there. [...]

We cycled to China, everything changed!

By | 1st January, 2015|Categories: China, North west China, Off the beaten path, Winter cycling|Tags: , , , |

Cycling is what we have been doing the last 11months, we are now used to the process and it has become a comfort zone of ours to cycle. We spent almost 4 months in the 'Stans' where change came in small bits. Now we have cycled to China and we have a hard time believing that we [...]