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Van for Breakfast

As we were leaving Tatvan, we heard from a couch surfer named Sedat in Van offering us a place to stay. Since we already had a few days off, we decided to take him up on the offer but only stay the night. It was a short but nice ride from Tatvan to Van, with […]

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Rooftop Camping

We had been on the road for two days and they were two hot and rough days. The roads were up and down and up and down with little shade and wind as hot as a hair dryer. It was getting to be around 5pm and close to our time to find a place to […]

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Turkey! Finally!

It has been called our reward country because we know what it has to offer, amazing food and amazing people. We cycled China, Kyrgyzstan, and Tajikistan for the sheer beauty and difficulty of those countries. Turkey, on the other hand, we are cycling because of the food! There will be no more crazy blog posts […]

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Camping with the Kims

Back in May I was tagged in a post in the Warm Showers Facebook Group. It turned out that a Korean couple had started cycling in Australia and had just made it to the border of China/Kazakhstan. At the time we were only a couple of weeks behind them. Obviously Katie and I took this […]

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Fruit Picking in the Stans

One of Katie’s favorite past times these past few months has been “guerilla shopping” or how I like to put it, acting like a giraffe. There have been plenty of mulberry and apricot fruit trees on the roads here in Kyrgyzstan & Tajikistan which have led to Katie doing some off the bike midday stretching. […]

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Do-it-yourself Tampons

After days and days of waiting to go to the Pamirs we were finally there. We enjoyed 4 days of cycling with Kieran and Marley, the British/German couple we met in Dushanbe, but said goodbye in Khorog as we headed east through the Gunt valley and they headed south to the Wakhan valley. It was […]

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Fann Mountain Vacation

While waiting for our GBAO permits in Dushanbe, Jared and I got a bit restless. We decided to leave the city for a few days and explore the Fann mountain range just north of Dushanbe. We set off on a Friday morning and returned to the guesthouse early Monday hoping to get our permits. The […]

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Dushanbe. The Real Time Vortex

The time we spent waiting in Bishkek was child’s play compared to Dushanbe. Let me start at the beginning; Bishkek. While in Bishkek we got our Tajikistan visas and were under the impression we could get our GBAO permits, which are needed to ride the Pamir highway, as well. When we went to the embassy […]

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Sanaba. Our Mother from Isfara

We camped about 40km from the border the night before entering Tajikistan. Jared was sick that night and we were both still tired from our 6 day sprint from Bishkek to Osh. It was hot and we had trouble finding good drinking water that day but we were excited to finally be getting to Tajikistan. […]

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Radio Silence Over

Hey folks, We are back on the map after a few weeks of solitude in the Pamirs, Tajikistan. Katie and I are furiously editing photos and writing stories before jumping back on the bikes and heading for Bishkek. Stay tuned for more adventures from the road that include yet another random strangers home-stay, frustrations with […]

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