Our South East Asian tandem cycle tour: the route and the stats

From mid-November 2015 to early April 2016 we cycled a loop around South East Asia, starting in Bangkok and heading north, and ending by travelling west through Cambodia and back into Thailand.     Our route looks a bit like a turtle sticking its tongue out (this was only slightly on purpose).  Thailand    Time spent in…

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…

The Rome Gelatour

Everywhere you go in Rome there are shops offering gelato, and since being here we have obligingly stuffed our faces. When we were discussing what to do on our last day in Rome, Eric said: ‘Why don’t we just eat a lot of icecream?’ ‘Haha… no Eric,’ I said. The same “no” I give Eric…

What happened when I tried to get self-cleaning hair

Why I gave up shampoo for 6 months. How it went and what I learned from it. They say that if you stop washing your hair it will eventually begin “cleaning itself”. The theory goes that your scalp produces natural oils which will keep your head and hair clean, but by using shampoo we strip…

Goodbye Bristol!

We have lived in Bristol since 2007 and have absolutely loved it! We are of course very excited to finally be off on our travels, but it was sad to say goodbye to everyone. Here’s a few pics from our leaving party and my last day at work, plus a few more… Great to see…

Mmmm cycle cake

This is the amazing tandem-tour themed birthday cake that my lovely friends baked for me in January. Way too good not to share… online. I ate it all!!!