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Along the Hexi Corridor


Jiayuguan is at the end of the Ming dynasty Great Wall, that, in this area, used to protect the western reaches of the Ming empire and the Silk Road.

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Escaping Xinjiang


It's currently not a good time to visit the province of Xinjiang, in the northwest of China. The conflict between Han and Uyghur people in the region

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A korner of Kazakhstan


Kazakhstan is our fifth and final Central Asian country. The ninth largest country in the world (by area), we are ironically spending relatively littl

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All the Kul places


Song-Kul is a high alpine lake in the mountains at about 3000m above sea level. Often said to be one of the most beautiful places in Kyrgyzstan, much

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In Nomads' Land


On our first day in Kyrgyzstan, we encountered by far the most cyclists in a day. We arrived at the Tajik border post together with three cyclists tha

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Marmot Madness


Alichur means Ali's curse, and it's easy to see how the village got its name. After passing by only lone houses in last three days of cycling, the sig

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Altitude Madness


After our long break in Khorog, it was finally time to tackle the high Pamirs. Leaving Khorog up the main M41, also known as the Pamir Highway (which

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Along the Afghan Border


Arriving at the Panj river, we had hoped that the worst of the heat would be over for now, with the valley being cooled by the river and with us slowl

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Into the Pamirs


The rumors are true - immediately after the border from Uzbekistan, there were far fewer car horns. The border crossing was smooth, too. The German Mi

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Travel fatigue?


After leaving our friendly hosts in Kitob, we cycled a long, flat stretch to Guzar, where we couldn't find a guesthouse or hotel, but ended up sleepin

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Along the ancient Silk Road


Somewhere in northern Iran, we had left the main route of the ancient Silk Road to explore the old Persian cities to the south. We then rejoined the S

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The lazy cyclists' ride through Turkmenistan


Tourist visas for Turkmenistan are expensive - you need to book a tour through a tour company, and it can cost over a hundred dollars a day. Most inde

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Travelling in Iran during Ramadan


We were unsure about what to expect when cycling in Iran during Ramadan. Iran being an "Islamic Republic", fasting during Ramadan is mandated by law.

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Culture shock in Iran


Entering Isfahan, the first thing that struck us was the lush greenery everywhere. Blessed with the Zayandeh River that flows through the city, the ci

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Among Aryans


While we're still cycling between the big and interesting cities of central Iran (Isfahan, Yazd, Shiraz - more about these in a future blog post), peo

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Sleepless in Iran


To avoid cycling into Tehran's traffic altogether, we decided to take the bus from Karaj to Qom, based on the recommendation of our host in Karaj. Imm

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Safari Park Iran


Entering any new country, the first thing we always need is the local currency. So far, we have been taking money from ATMs, but in Iran, credit cards

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Not just another Turkey


To be honest, we expected Azerbaijan to be quite boring. We had heard that the culture was very similar to Turkey, so that would not be new to us, and

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Spring has sprung in Iberia


From the Rikoti pass, we rolled down to Khashuri, where we camped for the first time in Georgia. With the skies finally clear after a week of rain, we

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The Rain in Colchis


Entering Georgia from Turkey was a bit of a shock to us. The people were colder, the houses were colder, and the drivers were the worst we had encount

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