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...

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 28, 2018

This is not a geeky review of bicycles. This is a basic summary of how they have performed after 10's of thousands of kilometres. I think this style is best as it is what I spent days looking for in preparation for our Round The World ride.

When reading this, please...

April 21, 2018

Click here for an interactive map of our route in Sumatra.

Ride Diary Week 2: Bukittinggi to Bengkulu

A bit more than a week (10 days) but no point in doing a week 3 blog post for only 3 days. We ended up flying out of Bengkulu to extend our visas in Yogyakarta and carri...

March 31, 2018

We will post weekly accounts of our journey through Indonesia. Partly because we have noticed a distinct lack of web pages on bicycle touring here, so we hope that this may be of some use to people considering a visit.

Click here for an interactive map of our route in S...

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...

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...

January 5, 2018

Budgeting for a bike tour. Reflecting on the last 6 months and thinking ahead.

If you are thinking of having a break of any form to go and wander, I suggest that you:

1.) Work out how long you want to go for, and divide your savings by that. In some parts of the world, a...

January 1, 2018

This post is not just for any would-be bike tourer. It considers an issue we could all think about.

We have seen all sorts on this trip so far, literally from feast to famine. The extreme wealth of the flashy supercar driving Chinese high-fliers, to the maimed and forgo...

August 5, 2017

*Wrote the post below months ago but never got around to posting it. We have now cycled the entire length of Uzbekistan from West to East.*

Link to interactive route map for Uzbekistan here.

We have lived in Uzbekistan for 4 years (well, Matthew for 4 and Niamh for 3.......

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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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