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Central Asia: the final chapter

By | 29th December, 2014|Categories: Kazakhstan|Tags: , , , , , , |

Almaty, the second city and previous capital of Kazakhstan, felt like Europe to us. Expensive Burger King, household appliances, large super markets, food courts and even proper dental care. It was nice to be in a place where we could enjoy some luxuries, although we were missing the off the beaten track feel of the places we [...]

A 36 hour taste of winter cycling

By | 6th December, 2014|Categories: Cycling, Kazakhstan, Nature|Tags: , , , , , , |

Our legs are shaking, our fingers are numb and we are only 500 meters away from the hostel where we stayed in Bishkek. A really nice place by the way, nice and comfortable, where the communal heating was on all day. So making the step from 23 degrees inside to minus 10 outside after three weeks was [...]

Are we really cycling through the Alps?

By | 24th February, 2014|Categories: Austria, Germany|Tags: , , , , , , |

What are we getting ourselves into? Do people think we are really crazy cycling through the alps? We should be in a warm cozy house right now, not riding up into the Alps on a bicycle in February. These were the thoughts that were going through our heads when we departed from our Warmshowers host in Efrizweiler. [...]

Pushing south and heading inland

By | 17th February, 2014|Categories: Germany, Journey, Other travellers, Tripreport|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Leaving Koblenz we were curious what else Germany would have in store for us. We cycled in the afternoon along the Rhein where there are multiple Unesco World Heritage villages until we reached Bad Salzig. Here it was difficult to find a place to sleep with the water on one side and hills on the other. We [...]