Jared and I were lucky enough to spend our time in Guangzhou with a Warmshowers couple, Mary and David. We arrived dirty and tired on a Thursday evening and were greeted with a hot shower and a homemade Cantonese meal. Mary is an excellent cook and we were fortunate to eat more than one of […]
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–excerpt from the Braking Boundaries Mission Statement The dark eyes looked up at me from behind a scraggly mess of steel-grey hair. The gnarly knuckles and thick, leathery fingers made a feeble attempt to straighten the wilting cardboard. –Have you got change to spare? What should have been a scene set to inspire the kind […]
It has been 43 days since Tom, Katie and I sat down to a wonderful home cooked Irish dinner and reminisced about how we conquered two continents. Now the adventures that enriched/challenged our daily lives seem to be fading fast and with the team +1 literally spread to the four corners of the earth there […]
On October the 15th 2009, after completing a whopping 14,000 km Katie and I rolled into London with a sense of emptiness and a loss of what to do next. Our life on the road had all of a sudden come to an end. No more setting up camp, cooking and living in the wild. […]
Here are some scans of articles about Braking Boundaries that have featured in the local press here in Northern Ireland over the last few days. From the Mid Ulster Mail: From Saturday’s News Letter:
The final stats are still being compiled and there are a mountain range of stories and video to be published, but the legwork is now over for the team. Jared and Katie seem to have had the lion’s share of adventure. Since leaving Turkey they have, amongst other things, survived being swept out to sea […]
For a full story explaining the video you are about to watch continue reading below: It was sad to say goodbye to friends in Istanbul. Tom had left a day earlier on a mission to conquer Europe by himself and now Katie and I were leaving the much loved German after having had a great […]
Getting a Haircut or a shave in Turkey is definitely a must do. Not only do they provide you with tea and wait every time you go to drink it, they also do something that I had never experienced before. Watch and see.
With our trip to Vardzia complete we took what seemed to be the best road to Turkey which was no more than 200km away. Yes we knew there was a 2000 meter pass in between, but no asphalt, that was a surprise.
Getting to Vardzia can be done many ways. Car, Minibus, Taxi or bike. We decided to add a little adventure to our trip and combined a few of these Vardzia was definitely a highlight to our Georgian Experience.
No, not the cream. We seemed to find plenty of dirt road in Georgia. Here is what it’s like to ride it.
Two days into riding Azerbaijan I became so dehydrated that I couldn’t ride so we decided to take an unscheduled day off and head to a place we read about in the lonely planet called Lahic. Here is how we spent our day off.
Hey everyone, The journey (for me) is almost over me. I’m currently killing time on the ferry to Dover and will be on English soil in about 20 minutes. The end, the real end is Belfast, and that’s not so far away. In response to (semi)popular demand, here’s a tentative itinerary for the week: Mon: […]
20 days ago Katie and I said goodbye to our beloved team mate Tom and a day later left Istanbul on our own path through Europe. It came as a fantastic surprise that not more than 2 days later after getting off to a bad start and narrowly avoiding being washed away, Zee German (Thorsten) […]
After almost 5 months and nearly 11,000km we’ve finally arrived in Istanbul, the crossroads between Europe and Asia. As you might imagine, we’re rather chuffed at the thought knocking off an entire continent, though perhaps equally thankful that the next one is just that little bit smaller. This point in our journey will see us […]
My mum was kind enough to contact the local paper. They caught up with me while we were having a break in Tiblisi, Georgia and have since published an article about the trip. I have uploaded the article as a downloadable PDF file for anyone who would like to read it. Download the Star Article […]
To pass the time along the Black Sea of Turkey I asked this question to myself and the team. You know you have been cycling too long when…….
The team is currently deadlocked over whether to visit Istanbul or Constantinople next. If only there was some middle ground…
Bukhara, like Samarkand had many very old, Indiana Jones style buildings and streets to wander. Here are some of my favorite images from the city.