This page was last updated Wed 27 January 2021.
Contents: Tours (1)
|Cycling from Europe to Asia
tour started May 2008, submitted 5 May 2009
Europe, Asia: Hungary, Serbia, Bulgaria, Romania, Turkey, Iran, India, China, Burma, Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos
``On a bicycle you are forced into intimate contact with your surroundings, the grass on the side of the road, the vehicles that drive past, the farmer in the field, that damn hill under your wells, the rain on your face, the smell of the wild flowers (or the broken sewerage pipe for that matter). This interaction gives a real sense of the place, the traffic tells you what kind of things are going on in the area, tourism, logging, farming, industry etc. The constant exposure to the weather gives an astute awareness of the day to day changes, or in the case of a strong head wind, any natural feature which will give some shelter . Hungry, thirsty and tired, a warm smile and a few words (or more often hand signals) is all it takes to find a place to pitch the tent for the night, on real ground with a newly gained sense of the place after a long day in the saddle''
With a focus on photography, this site will give the viewer a real sense of life on the road as a cycle tourist.