When we got off the plane in Australia, it felt like we’d landed in another universe. “Are you looking for anything special? Can I help you at all?” chirped a lady at the duty-free shop. We were hunting for an Irish whiskey, a favourite of our Warm Showers host in Perth. “Yes, we’re, ummmm……” We […] Read More »
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When our epic adventure began, one of our big concerns was missing our friends. What we didn’t realise was how many new friends we would make on the road, largely thanks to three websites which match travellers with potential hosts. You can connect with people in a variety of ways. Sometimes it’s a short meeting […] Read More »
Read, read, read. That’s our advice if you’re thinking of a tour. So much good information is available online. Here are links to some of our favourite sites: Bike Discussion Forums Bike Forums Bike Radar Cycle Chat Cycling Plus Touring Forum Lonely Planet Great general resources Bike Touring Tips Bike Tourist Podcast Ken Kifer’s bike […] Read More »
Once again we were standing in the bitterly cold winter air, waiting to get our bikes on a bus. At least this time there was a bus. That was the good news; services had finally resumed after four days and we had our ticket for Tehran. The problem now was the bus driver. He was […] Read More »
Mountains have definitely been the theme of the past few days. At least by now we are getting used to racing cyclists zipping past us while we take plenty of chocolate breaks by the side of the road. Sometimes we would like to give them a pannier or two to take to the top for […] Read More »