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Posts Tagged ‘Cambodia’

Anderson & Elizabeth

Posted May 13th, 2011

Anderson & Elizabeth

“Anderson & Elizabeth are experienced international travelers, as well as ESL teachers. They have previously backpacked for more than a year across India and Nepal, and also lived and taught in South Korea. Looking for a new challenge, they decided to cycle through Southeast Asia along with three of their friends.”

“From July to December 2009, they journeyed through Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, and Laos, beginning and ending in Bangkok. They cycled just over 3,000km, which was covered in detail both on their website TheMuths.com and also in Cycle Asia, a featured series on Travelfish.org. Now, after a brief backpacking adventure in the Americas, they are living and teaching English in Hong Kong while dreaming of a cycling adventure from Canada to Mexico.”

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Arie Liefhebber

Posted October 25th, 2010

Arie began bike touring a few years ago. So far he’s been to Thailand and Turkey on his Idworx bicycle, and his next trip will be to Cambodia. When he’s not bike touring, Arie runs a bicycle shop in Holland.

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Elisha & Vanessa White

Posted October 10th, 2010

Elisha & Vanessa are twin sisters, who got into cycle touring in 2007.

“We were both living in New Zealand and decided that we would go on holiday to Asia together. We looked at a bunch of brochures and decided that a cycle tour of Vietnam would be loads of fun, but we were not keen on the idea of following a set tour itinerary, and figured that we could arrange a cycle tour by ourselves! Although we were both fit, we hadn’t cycled since we were 13!”

“Well, we bought touring bikes, panniers and other equipment and later that year we spent 3 1/2 weeks cycle touring down the Vietnamese coast and through the Central and Southern Highlands and absolutely loved every minute! We enjoyed some short tours around New Zealand over the next few years, Elisha got married, and our careers progressed…”

In 2009, both Vanessa & Elisha took a break from their work and spent 2 months exploring Cambodia, Thailand, Laos and Northern Vietnam (read the blog of their trip). They travelled lightly, fitting everything (including camping gear) into just rear panniers.

“The things I love most about cycle touring are the sense of independence and freedom, interaction with un-touristed communities, unexpected lessons learned about myself and others and, or course, the ability to eat SO MUCH delicious food without gaining weight!” says Vanessa. “I can hardly imagine a holiday spent inside a bus or car now – cycling may take a bit longer but the quality of the holiday more than makes up for the quantity of kilometres covered!  I am planning a solo Cape-Rianga to Bluff cycle tour of New Zealand this summer.

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Christian Dittmann

Posted February 24th, 2010

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Christian is from northern Germany but like many other bike tourists, he feels more at home abroad. Recent bike tours have taken him through southern and eastern Asia.

In January 2008, he rode from Malaysia to Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, Nepal and India. After challenging the higher roads in northern India, he returned home for the summer and his now planning more trips in Asia, basing himself in Nepal for trips out into the mountains. Read about Christian’s travels on his blog, in English and German: Terra Interminate (Earth Without Borders).

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