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Returning through Europe: Bornholm, a small Danish island

By | 13th November, 2016|Categories: Denmark, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

When Martin was young he hiked around the Danish island Bornholm. This island lies between Poland and Sweden, quite a bit east of Denmark. We took the boat from Kolobrzeg in Poland. We were so much looking forward to getting reacquainted with all the Danish delicacies and delights on Bornholm, a small Danish island. Photos are here: The [...]

Returning through Europe: Poland

By | 22nd October, 2016|Categories: Poland|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Crossing the border from Görlitz to Zgorzelec was a big step. Our first task was to find a place to change money because we had no Zloty in our possession yet. Zgorzelec was a good introduction to Poland where we could ride good kilometres but missed a real connection with the country. Our time there consisted mainly [...]

Returning through Europe: Germany (east)

By | 17th October, 2016|Categories: Germany|Tags: , , , , , |

History was on our path yet again. Immediately after crossing the border between the Czech Republic and Germany we became enlightened. Napoleon had crossed this area in 1813. It would be an interesting two days in Germany. A short visit but definitely a new area for us in Germany. All photos are here: The return: Germany. Apparently in [...]

Returning through Europe: Czech Republic

By | 6th October, 2016|Categories: Czech Republic|Tags: , , , |

After cycling through Hungary, Slovakia and Austria we crossed a tiny border crossing between Austria and Czech Republic. And at the same time we did that we felt that we were stepping back in time. It was the largest perceptible difference between two countries we had seen within Europe. To see all our photos have a look [...]

Returning through Europe: Austria

By | 29th September, 2016|Categories: Austria|Tags: , , , , , , |

Returning to Europe was on our mind as we sat in the Little Tibetan Guesthouse while looking at the Fishtail of the Annapurna Range. Photos of the short stretch through Austria can be found here: The return: Austria When and why? We had a hard time deciding, then we thought of Thomas and Tina and their wedding in [...]

Returning through Europe: Slovakia

By | 25th September, 2016|Categories: Slovakia|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Slovakia, a country we had never visited and a place worth a return, as we only got to see it from the edge of the Danube. We cycled across the Danube river on the Mária Valéria Bridge which has been an important crossing point for centuries. Leaving the old capital of Hungary Esztergom behind, we felt European history [...]

Returning through Europe: Turkey

By | 28th July, 2016|Categories: Turkey, West Turkey|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Lately we have been a bit quiet. The main reason for this is that we have been cycling strongly across Europe. Updates are coming and this is our first recollection of returning to the Asian side of Istanbul and cycling towards Europe. Finally… a decision was made to fly from Nepal to Turkey and continue cycling from [...]

TwistingSpokes in Myanmar

By | 13th June, 2016|Categories: Myanmar, TwistingSpokes in ...|Tags: , , , |

Bicycle touring in Myanmar is something we had looked forward to. When we were planning our journey it was not yet possible to cross overland into Myanmar from Thailand and out again to India. This change has made it possible for us to reach Nepal overland! It is still a country that is mysterious for many [...]

TwistingSpokes in Tajikistan

By | 8th June, 2016|Categories: Tajikistan, TwistingSpokes in ...|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Bicycle touring in Tajikistan is a dream of many. Riding the Pamir Highway at 3000 to 4000 meters altitude surrounded by the Pamir mountains with 7000+ peaks at the edge of the Himalayas is insane. Tajikistan was playing in our minds since we left home on the bicycle because it would be the first time we [...]

TwistingSpokes in Kyrgyzstan

By | 13th January, 2016|Categories: Kyrgyzstan, TwistingSpokes in ...|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Bicycle touring Kyrgyzstan is great! The scenery and nature are amazing and the people are interested and hospitable. We spent a considerable amount of time in Osh and in Bishkek eating and preparing for winter which was speedily approaching. We entered Kyrgyzstan on the 15th of October 2014 and left the country on the 25th of [...]