Sikkim Surprises.

  Our last update was from Bangladesh.  That was almost 12 months back.  Since then, ...

Sikkim Surprises.

  Our last update was from Bangladesh.  That was almost 12 months back.  Since then, we let the blog slide.  Of course we could trot out numerous excuses for the lapse in online communication.  Limited internet access.  A full-on cycling schedule.  Focus on other projects.  The truth is we just needed a break from blogging. [...]

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Burma by Bike free e-book download

FREE e-book: Burma by Bike

Download our latest e-book (it’s free!). Burma by Bike: a short guide to bicycle touring in Myanmar 54 pages of photos and how-to information on bicycle touring in Myanmar. Topics include visas and special permits, when to go, where to sleep, Burma top 10, dealing with authorities plus tips on roads and routes. Myanmar is [...]

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9 Things to Know about Bike Touring in Bangladesh

    As a touring destination, Bangladesh ranks up there with backwaters such as Brunei and Burundi.   The cyclists who do trickle into the country are usually on multi-year tours. With so few two-wheeled tourists, the country is something of an unknown quantity. I knew that Bangladesh is incredibly crowded, and that was about it.  [...]

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Incredible India: cycling the Northeast part 2

As much as India infuriates me, there’s no denying the country lives up to its catchy marketing slogan: Incredible !ndia. Where else on earth can you find elephants loping down the highway? Nobody (except for silly foreign tourists) bats an eye.  This is NORMAL.  Of course you share the roads with elephants.   And sacred cows, [...]

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Not the India you Know

  India.  Chaos and confusion, filth and frustration diluted by a dash of unbelievable beauty.  There exists no country on earth so thoroughly maddening, yet so undeniably captivating. All told, we’ve travelled to India on six separate occasions. As wide-eyed backpackers we bounced around the country in the late 90’s.  In the early 2000’s we [...]

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Second-rate spies and more surprises

There he was again.  His bright red Adidas baseball cap giving him away.  It was an unfortunate choice in attire for a third-rate spy. Trailing two slow moving cyclists must grow tiresome.  Especially when said cyclists stop frequently to snap photos, dash behind a tree to attend to nature’s call or just pull off on [...]

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Cycling Myanmar

  Approaching voices in the distance sent a shudder up my spine.  Eric and I fell into an immediate silence.  It was our first night in Myanmar.  We were wild camping. And suddenly we weren’t alone. Finding a suitable spot to pitch the tent hadn’t been easy.  Small settlements of bamboo huts and simple dwellings [...]

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Where’s your sense of Adventure?

Eric normally hammers out our routes.  I trust him, most of the time.  We both like big mountains and empty spaces.  Neither of us are big city people and we’re fairly indifferent towards most major tourist meccas. After China, I was up for some easy cycling.  Scenic Highway 13, with all its facilities catering towards [...]

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