August 21, 2018

It has been a full year since we headed out on the Central Asian section of our ride around the world and we still haven't finished our gear list blog posts. Ah, well...better late than never. We ditched a lot of things once we arrived in easy Southeast Asia but were e...

June 18, 2018

As bicycle tourers, we have often arrived in a big city with only 1 day or even a few hours to stretch the legs and see the sights before loading our bikes up and setting off again. GPSmyCity have launched an app full of city maps, travel articles and customisable walk...

May 6, 2018

We started our ride around the world in June 2017 in Uzbekistan, where we were living, and pedalled east through Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan and China before heading into south east Asia.  We both have a strong tendency towards over packing and were carrying a lot more gear...

April 14, 2018

It has now been 10 months since Matthew and I left our teaching jobs and although I love the freedom that this career break brings, I sometimes miss the classroom. Sumatra has been quite challenging in some ways but we were delighted to visit two different schools duri...

March 17, 2018

Most of the time bicycle touring is exciting and fun with plenty to see, hear and experience along the way. But sometimes you find yourself on a long, flat, straight road where hours can feel like days. One of the ways that we entertain ourselves and make the time go f...

March 10, 2018

I only started cycling about 3 years ago and still consider myself a beginner, despite having cycled over 10,000 km so far. Thailand is a great place for bicycle touring for many reasons but it I found myself commenting often during our month there on how perfect it wo...

March 4, 2018

Kyrgyzstan is a paradise for bike tourers. Although most people haven't heard of this Central Asian country, we met more fellow cyclists here than anywhere else we have been. Challenging climbs and rough terrain are rewarded with pristine views along with warm hospital...

February 20, 2018

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One of our aims while cycling around the world is to visit schools along the way and to engage students in workshops in order to develop our educational project:

We had...

February 3, 2018

Cambodia is a relatively small country with surprising variety - from the unpopulated, rural northeast to the more touristy beaches of the south coast. Our bicycle touring journey took us from Stung Treng at the northern border with Laos, south-east to Ho-Chi Minh in V...

January 18, 2018

Our route only took us through a small section of Vietnam. We cycled from the Xa Mat border with Cambodia to Ho Chi Minh to catch a flight home for Christmas and then rode back into Cambodia at the Ha Tien border. We arrived in Ho Chi Minh a week too early for our flig...

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About Us

Niamh & Matthew - We are teachers working internationally. We met in Togo, West Africa and most recently lived in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. We both love to travel and visit new places - especially by bike.

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