Back in the saddle(s): heading north from Bangkok

Cycling from Bangkok to Chiang Mai: part one    Sunday 22nd November Miles: 49 We are back in the saddle(s)! We have 6 months to cycle around Thailand, Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia (and have worked a month on a beach somewhere into the time frame). We’ve ditched our camping and our cooking gear as we…

Bangkok: things we did in between the eating*

*Some eating is featured (couldn’t be helped). Saturday 14th November – Saturday 21st November We’ve spent the last week in Bangkok with my parents and extended Thai family. In one paragraph, what is Bangkok like? It’s big. It’s hot. Most Thai people don’t seem to notice the heat… I feel like I saw a lot…

Our European tandem cycle tour: the route and the stats

We spent 181 days cycling around Europe during the summer of 2015. Here is our route. And here’s some stats about our trip… Time spent in each country by percentage (from highest to lowest time spent) France 40% Italy 19% Germany 9% Slovenia 8% Croatia 7% Belgium 4% Austria 3% Spain 3% Luxembourg 2% The…

It’s getting a bit cold and rainy… time to go home

Sunday 13th September Miles: 58 We were now on the home strait – in just a few day’s time we would be reaching Eric’s parent’s house, where there was blissful promise of real beds and home cooking. We just had to cross the Pays des Calais, which according to Eric was ‘basically flat’. By mid-morning…

In Bruges

Friday 11th September Rest day Ever since watching the film ‘In Bruges’, in which Bruges is described as being ‘like a f******* fairytale’ I have wanted to go there. I don’t think that I’m alone in this: a Belgian we met in the French Alps told us that the film had done a lot for…