December 29, 2018

China is a very difficult country to tour by bicycle. A combination of vast distances, visa limits, government control and the need for registered accommodation meant that any hope we may have had of exploring this mystical country and its epic history were dashed on o...

November 4, 2017

Link to interactive route map for China here.

In hindsight, Xining was a fine city to wait in for a visa extension. We enjoyed some western creature comforts, made plans for Christmas and casually toured some of the local sights. 7 days became 10 but finally we received...

September 8, 2017

700 kilometres in a week from the Kazakh border to Urumqi, the capital of the Xingyiang Uyghur Autonomous region.

Link to interactive route map for China here.

Bikes and police - sums up this section of the journey pretty well

A disclaimer first : This blog post is subjec...

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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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