We have been living on about 20-40 lira a day for food while cycling. That’s $10-20 USD a day for the two of us, so do you really think we’re going to spend 3 days budget on a meal?
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Just a glimpse at our nightly camp life
Cycle touring isn’t all beautiful views, great food and friendly locals. In fact most of the time we spend it in a tent.
We stopped in a small village for lunch and were immediately swarmed be the local kids. They were so intrigued by us but a bit shy as well. I have never experienced anything like it
We are only a couple of hours away from jumping the ferry to Yalova, but there is still time to take in the morning view
We’ve been up since 5am tinkering with gear, running to the bike shop and weighing bag after bag, but finally after 17 hours our bags are packed with 20 kgs of gear, 37kgs of bikes and a while lotta carry on. Only one sleep to go
Caley uses colorful language to explain what she just did **This was part of my testing of the website to ensure mobile uploads would work smoothly for the trip.
After a hard days ride there is nothing better than a big feed of Dalkgalbi. **This post was part of my testing of the website to ensure mobile uploads would work smoothly for the trip.
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.
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.
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 […]