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Posts Tagged ‘china’

Marc Delval

Posted October 30th, 2010

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Mark is from France, and he’s cycling around the world. He’s in his 60s and by autumn 2010 had covered 41,000km.

His route has taken him across Canada, through America, into Mexico, Cuba, Jamaica, Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Guadeloupe, Martinique, China and now Europe.

He still has Asia and the Pacific to go, on a journey that will take him until 2013 to complete.

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Patrizia & Brö

Posted October 10th, 2010

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Patrizia & Brö started exploring the world in 2003 on their tandem bicycle, through parts of Africa and South America, the Middle East, Central Asia and via China and Nepal to Southeast Asia. They took breaks in Switzerland (2006) and Singapore (2008) and now they’re on the third stage of their trip, including Japan and South Korea.

They write: “During the past years we had the chance to get to know kindhearted people, to cycle through lonely and breathtaking landscapes at temperatures ranging from -25°C to +50°C, to visit busy cities and remote villages, to pedal over mountain passes and endless deserts, from 420m below sea level to 5,897m above sea level, to travel by boat, bus, train, yacht, lorry, motorcycle, horse and on foot, wandering, wondering, exploring, admiring. In short, we could – and still can – enjoy our lives as globetrotters, travellers and guests of foreign countries, people and cultures. All this we would love to share with you on these few pages. We are pleased that you are taking part in our journey!”

Somewhere On Earth is their website. Their motto: “It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.

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Daniel Herstedt

Posted September 14th, 2010

Daniel has cycled Vietnam, China and great parts of Europe including the length of Italy.

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Hannah Perkins

Posted June 19th, 2010

Hannah Perkins

Hannah’s big bike trip was over 6,000 kms from the tropical island of Penang to the spicy city of Chengdu, travelling slowly and mindfully through Malaysia, Thailand, Laos and China. She logged the journey on her blog, Pai Straight Up.

“Having never ridden long-distance on a bicycle before, it is hard to believe that I can now say ‘I have done it’,” says Hannah.

Her journey began as a reaction to a stressful job, that left her feeling burnt-out and pessimistic about the world.

“At no point did I think it would be easy and, I guess, that’s the main reason why I wanted to do it. I wanted to be challenged, to experience the unknown and find out what I was capable of. I wanted the space and time to think about things, other than how to make myself happy and save the world. I wanted an experience, be it a good or a bad one.”

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Ellen & Elmar

Posted June 7th, 2010

Ellen & Elmar

Ellen van der Zwan and Elmar van Drunen cycle together as much as they can and chronicle their trips on their Fietsjunks website (in Dutch). Ellen is the photographer – see her lovely images taken while cycling – so this photo only shows Elmar.

As a pair, they’ve visited countries such as Chile, India, Iceland, Alaska, MoroccoKyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and China.

“Elmar van Drunen also loves mountainbiking and road racing when he’s in Holland and he publishes technical articles all related to cycling. I am a freelance photographer and work for Dutch magazines such as Bike&trekking, Op Pad and Outdoor Magazine,” says Ellen.

“We are planning a 2-year trip starting in 2013. We would like to cycle from Alaska to Argentina. This year we’ve planned trips through Czech Republic and Canada.”

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