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Naypyidaw to Bangkok – Myanmar Part 2

Reincarnation is a funny thing. One lifetime you’re a monk, the next you’re a 17 foot python. Is that an improvement or a step backwards? It’s possible to sit face to face with the 125 year old serpent/former holy man in a small monastery in Bago. We watched several worshippers offer money in return for … Continue reading Naypyidaw to Bangkok – Myanmar Part 2

Moreh to Naypyidaw – Myanmar Part 1

Myanmar is no stranger to change. It’s name for one, (though many people still refer to it as Burma). It’s capital city has shifted around the country at least four times. It’s been controlled by the Mongols, The British, been an independent democratic nation and a military dictatorship. Now with the first ‘fully democratic’ elections … Continue reading Moreh to Naypyidaw – Myanmar Part 1

Kathmandu to Silchar

2nd November – 19th November 2015 A small party gathers outside the Elbrus Home Hotel to wave us off. The owner, Khem is joined by a couple of the other staff who have looked after us so well during our stay. Fellow British cyclists, Graham, Frances and Sarah are also keen to see the tandem … Continue reading Kathmandu to Silchar

Escape from Kathmandu / A Short Walk in the Annapurna Sanctuary

Sometimes what seems to be a small decision can have a big impact. Sitting in a roadside stall in a small Indian town called Nagina that happened to have WiFi, I was trying to arrange postage of our next parcel of parts with my brother via a WhatsApp call. All the couriers that he’d spoken … Continue reading Escape from Kathmandu / A Short Walk in the Annapurna Sanctuary

Shimla to Kathmandu

“Where are you going?” “Kathmandu!” “On this bicycle?” “Yes!” “I do not think that this is possible.” For as long as I can remember, almost universally the first question we’ve been asked by the people we encounter on this trip is “Where are you from?”. Admittedly this has varied slightly with the relentless “Atkuda, atkuda?” … Continue reading Shimla to Kathmandu

Delhi to Srinigar to Leh

Flying has some advantages as a form of transport over traveling by bike. It’s quicker for one, 100’s of km pass by in minutes and hours instead of days and weeks. It’s certainly less physically demanding with the stairs up to the plane being the hardest climb you’re likely to encounter. The seats are generally … Continue reading Delhi to Srinigar to Leh