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Posts Tagged ‘Nepal’

Robert Halkett

Posted December 23rd, 2010

Robert Halkett

“I want to see as much of the world as I can in the slowest way possible.”

This is the motivation behind Rob’s bike ride around the world.

“On a bicycle you can travel slowly enough to appreciate all that’s around you, yet it’s quick enough to get you from one place to the next. I’ve never been happy with the conventional way of seeing a country, rushing from one city to the next in a coach or train, sleeping with your head banging against the window while music plays in your ears until you reach the destination. I want to see all that stuff in the middle that your average traveller on a 10-day holiday misses.”

“On a bike you become a part of the environment, life is literally in your face every day as it can never be when you are travelling on a bus or train. It might not be for everyone but for me there is no better way to see the world and you burn fat not fuel.”

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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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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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Grace & Paul

Posted January 29th, 2010

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Grace and Paul first met in 1981, on a bicycle trip across the United States. Since then they have travelled the world together by bicycle, always taking their camera along to capture images of the places they visit.  America, India, Nepal and Indonesia are countries you can see through their eyes, on their site Impressions From Bicycle Travels.

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Lars Bengtsson

Posted January 20th, 2010

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“I love the smell of my bike in the morning,” is how Swedish cyclist Lars Bengtsson greets visitors to his website, The Lost Cyclist. Since 2004, Lars has cycled over 53,000km through over 60 countries, occasionally returning home to prepare for the next journey. Check out his site for journals (you can use Google to translate from the Swedish) and enjoy the wonderful photography, for which no translation is needed. This photo comes from a remote area in southeastern Guinea-Bissau.

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