Germany – Reaching Home

We have made it! After having cycled 7626km through 15 countries, we finally reached our home on September 27th 2018. We left in the winter, went through Austrian snow, saw the blossoming spring in Bulgaria, sweat through the summer in China and South Korea, and finally rode with and against the Autumn breeze in Poland... Continue Reading →

South Korea – A Hot Adventure

Have you ever wished there was a tunnel instead of an endless, steep hill? Or a tarmac bike trail away from the noisy road? Not having to share the road with anyone but other cyclists? Bridges only for cyclists? Free toilets and showers? Water fountains to fill up your bottles with fresh, cool water? Vending... Continue Reading →

China – Big Country, Short Episode

We entered China, and everything changed. Suddenly, we weren’t allowed to cycle by ourselves, dubious software was installed on our phones, and pictures were taken of us holding our passports in front of us like prisoners. Other travelers had warned us about the precarious situation in the province of Xinjiang. Still, what we saw took... Continue Reading →

Ups and Downs in Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan was a mix of beauty and dirtiness. We saw alpine mountains with trashed trenches right beside them. On some days, we enjoyed delicious home-cooked food while, on other days, it gave us diarrhea. Some accommodations stood up to European standards, others did not even have running water. We saw a land full of nomads... Continue Reading →

Azerbaijani Heat

Arriving at the “Red Bridge” border at midday and seeing a long queue of cars we prepared to wait for hours. What we didn’t know is that pedestrians and cyclists (who are also considered to be pedestrians) can head to the front. Only when one man told us we should go to the front and... Continue Reading →

Georgia – Of Cows and Turtles

Our ferry landed at noon in Batumi – 9000km left to Beijing. Sakartvelo, land of the Kartlians, welcomed us with super weather and amazing views. No more signs reading Istanbul, Athens or Sofia. Now, there were pointing us to Baku, Yerevan, Tehran. No matter which direction we would take, it would be uncharted territory for... Continue Reading →

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