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Posts Tagged ‘southeast asia’

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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Raditya Jati

Posted May 4th, 2011

Raditya Jati

“At first, I realize that I loved cycling since I was in junior high school. The passion started again in mid 2008. In my experience of cycling, I think I like touring better than any other kind of cycling, such as downhill or cross-country.”

“I guess that there are some kinds of touring. The most I like and usually do is a daytrip. I call it ‘A day on a bicycle’. I like to travel by bike because I can feel what God has created, the environment we live in, the air, the nature around us, and not forget the view along the road.”

“Besides that, I think that travelling by bicycle is cheaper than by motorcycle, in a same distance. Cycling is also mean care for the nature: no pollution by cycling. Go Green, my friends!!”

To know more about Raditya’s day trips, see his blog: http://denmasbrindhil.wordpress.com

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Patrick & Rachel Hugens

Posted March 21st, 2011

Patrick & Rachel Hugens

Patrick & Rachel met in Nelson, New Zealand in 1993. Patrick, a Dutchman was cycling around the world. Rachel from USA was independently cycling NZ & Australia.

In 1994, they met up in Capetown South Africa & cycled to Nairobi, then onto Gibraltar cycling back to Holland. They settled in Boise, Idaho in 1995 and since then have quit their jobs twice to cycle tour. First in 1999 for 8 months in South America and then 2006-2007 cycling through Indonesia, Southeast Asia, Yunnan (China), Eastern Tibet and Lhasa to Katmandu, returning home from the Arctic Circle.

In the words of Jimmy Buffet, cycle touring allows you to ‘go fast enough to get there and slow enough to see’. There is nothing that compares to seeing a country by bike where you become part of the scenery rather than having it framed from a vehicle.

See their beautiful bike touring photos.

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Cindy Engel

Posted February 7th, 2011

Cindy Engel

Cindy discovered bike touring later in life, but now she’s hooked!

“I only started cycling at 48 and rapidly took to the idea of touring with and without camping. As soon as I could I went off for three months around SE Asia on my own with very little previous experience. I love the freedom and constant novelty of moving on meeting new people, going new places. I love the constant adaptations one has to make and the feeling of exhaustion from a good day’s cycling. I plan to do many more trips in between earning the money to fund them.”

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Sean Deany

Posted September 27th, 2010

Sean has been been a keen bicycle tourist since doing a 5,000km tour from his home in Melbourne to Darwin in 2002.

“In 2008 / 09 I made a 9,000km cultural pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela from Singapore to Cape Finisterre in Spain. This 10 month journey was a well worth while tour made where I encountered much hospitality on the way,” he tells us in an email.

Sean’s Cape2Cape website has a number of journal pages devoted to his bike tour (hit the ‘Journal’ button)

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