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Review: Therm-a-Rest NeoAir All Season

By | 22nd September, 2016|Categories: Gear Reviews|Tags: , , , , , |

Therm-a-Rest NeoAir All Season was chosen by us after quite some research on mattresses. We read reviews and experiences of other cycle tourers. This mattress filled all our wishes. We have been very glad with the NeoAir All Season as our sleeping mattress on our cycling adventure. After having gone through a whole plate of weather and camping situations. We [...]

Review: Garmin GPSmap 62st

By | 16th September, 2016|Categories: Gear Reviews|Tags: , , , |

Cycling with a GPS is becoming quite normal these days and we are no exception to this. That said a GPS should never replace your own capabilities of navigating and finding your way as this is one of the fun parts of cycle touring. We see the GPS as a tool or aid to our experience while [...]

Review: Ortlieb panniers (Rear and Front)

By | 13th September, 2016|Categories: Gear Reviews|Tags: , , , , |

We have cycled from Rotterdam to Kathmandu and crossed Europe again from Istanbul on the return covering 38.000km with our Ortlieb BIKE-PACKER PLUS  and SPORT-PACKER PLUS. Are Ortlieb panniers the best you can get? Was this the right choice of panniers? Read our review and make your own wise opinion. We have cycled through all sorts of [...]

Cyclist’s Guide to Chiang Mai

By | 9th January, 2016|Categories: Favorites, Thailand, Travel tips|Tags: , , , , |

In this Cyclist's Guide to Chiang Mai we will describe all the places that we have found useful in Chiang Mai. On and off we spent a total of four weeks in Thailand's second largest city, we had bicycle maintenance done, we searched for a place to stay and we have been enjoying nice thai food from [...]

Review Santos Travelmaster 2.6

By | 2nd January, 2016|Categories: Gear Reviews|Tags: , , |

Santos Travelmaster 2.6 was the bicycle of choice for us and it is a really versatile touring bicycle. We know now after cycling more than 32000km on the Santos travelmaster! So we would like to share our thoughts in this Review Santos Travelmaster. Back in 2013 we had little to no knowledge what this journey would [...]

Our most memorable routes

By | 30th November, 2015|Categories: Favorites|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

After having cycled for almost 22 months we have a special feeling for certain routes we have cycled on our journey. Sometimes because of the architecture, sometimes because of the people and sometimes because the cycling was just so tough and ultimately very rewarding in every aspect! It is hard to describe all our best roads, [...]

Review: Primus Omnifuel stove

By | 29th November, 2015|Categories: Gear Reviews|Tags: , , , |

The Primus Omnifuel is an outdoor enthusiast's dream. This stove we have had for 6 years now and still going strong. Primus is a Swedish company that makes some good quality stoves and the Omnifuel is the most versatile of the Primus line. It has a sturdy build and not much to break. We have used the [...]

Review: MSR Hubba Hubba HP

By | 26th November, 2015|Categories: Gear Reviews|Tags: , , , |

We have now used the MSR Hubba Hubba HP for more than 30000 km of cycling. This means it is time to give the ins and outs on our experiences with the tent, especially for the Cycle Touring Community. Please read on for our review of MSR Hubba Hubba HP. We bought the Hubba Hubba HP during our [...]

India, Thai and Myanmar visa information Vientiane

By | 12th November, 2015|Categories: Visa|Tags: , , , , |

As we have done before we are reaching a section on our trip where we have to plan ahead with regards to our visa. In Vientiane we have extended our current Lao visa and applied for the Indian, Myanmar and Thai visa. Lao Extension We entered the Immigration office on Friday morning. We asked for an additional [...]

Three times a charm, our Chinese visa

By | 12th November, 2015|Categories: Visa|Tags: , |

By now we have requested and received three Chinese visa. Because it has become increasingly complex over the last few years to obtain Chinese visa while on the road we thought it would be good to write a blogpost about this. Our first visa was a 30day visa which we obtained in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. Our second visa [...]