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.
The black market is the best place to get the best rate for USD in Uzbekistan.
We learned that if you pay the right guard near the Registan in Samarkand that he would let you climb the Minaret.
It was no more than 12 hours into Uzbekistan before we were invited into a strangers home to stay the night. I caught some of this on video.
There is nothing like 2 and a half hours of downhill riding to remind you why cycling is so much fun.
To cross the border from China to Kazakhstan you must take a bus. Tom covered this in his post . Here is what is was like.
By now you would have read the post about our adventure from Bukhara back to Aktau, Kazakhstan. This is what the first train was like.
On our final day in China we stopped with Jiao for our last meal. This is what we had.
Coming to you LIVE from the ferry terminal. An as it happens blog post with bonus video. We are in our 9th hour of waiting for a ferry that apparently arrived today. For a the full story read on… I found out that the ferry had arrived after wandering in to the ticket agents office […]
This video was taken just a few days before we left China as we traveled around a beautiful mountain lake.
Katie and I have tried to keep up a daily (most days anyway) routine of push-ups to help keep our backs strong after a day of being hunched over our handle bars. That includes finishing late at night in a desert.
Naan has become a staple food for us since we have entered the XinJiang province and the way they bake it is very cool.
A couple of weeks ago I wrote a post called Toll Booth Willy about how we would either ride fast through an expressway toll booth and try not to get stopped by the workers or find some other way on. Here is a video of how to get on the expressway.
Here are the videos of where the day went wrong. David Breaks a Spoke Now the Weather David Gets Dirty
Here are the videos I took on the day we decided to take the road less never traveled. This is a 2 part post as there are six videos. Getting on the Road Dark Tunnels Avoiding Traffic