I give my 3 finger salute for all that are brave enough to stand up against the Burmese Army, and all that suffer because of their brutal regime. Even on a big distance we can support them by urging our governments to act. Please help out: Email EU governments and ask them to impose targeted sanctions … Continue reading Thinking of you..
I guess that’s it. We are home.
Of all the potential homecoming scenarios I had imagined the one that actually happened isn't one I expected. I wasn't even close really. The trip in total was just over 2 years. That gives you lots of time to think about how things might go when you eventually get home. It changed all the time … Continue reading I guess that’s it. We are home.
E.T. returns the favour
As we got closer to the north coast of France we decided to book our Ferry to England. There are several crossings to choose from. We wanted one which meant we would still have a nice cycle towards my family in London. One that would give us a bit of time to feel what it … Continue reading E.T. returns the favour
We have been in quarantine for 14 days! France became a 'code orange' country a few weeks ago, which meant we were obligated to quarantine in England when crossing from France by ferry. Bye bye France At arrival you have 2 days to get to your quarantine spot. We took the ferry from Caen to … Continue reading Countdown!
Living the good life
The first French words me and my brother learned by heart on our holidays in France were: 'bonjour, un baguette, S'il vous plait'. Me and my brother would walk to the boulangerie with rucksacks that had the same size as our bodies, and enough Francs to buy baguettes and croissants or pain au chocolat if … Continue reading Living the good life
It’s all downhill from here…
Some people might incorrectly tell you that the Col de l'Iseran is the highest pass in Europe. It's not. It is however, the highest paved pass in the Alps and at 2770m, that's high enough for us. High enough in fact, for us to have decided not to go over it. One week before we … Continue reading It’s all downhill from here…
From complete idiots to real tourists
We cycled off the Greek ferry into the old centre of Ancona in Italy and there it stood blocking our way: a super fancy Maserati funeral car! There are no limits when it comes to style! We are quite the contrast with the Italians, who clearly follow the latest (cycle) fashions. My clothes are stained … Continue reading From complete idiots to real tourists
If my Italian is as good as I think it is (which it isn't) then "inhospitaly" means "inhospitable" in Italian (it doesn't). As you know, when I write about our trip, cycling from Vietnam to Amsterdam, I like to bang on about how nice people have been in ever country. When we cycled through Vietnam … Continue reading Inhosp-Italy
Memories to keep us going
The Greek say 'Neh' to say 'Yes' and 'Ja' to say 'Hello/good-bye'. Pretty confusing for me, since the first word in Dutch means 'No, not really' and the second means 'Yes'. Learning languages has not been our strongest skill in this trip and even though we stayed in Athens for five months, in the end … Continue reading Memories to keep us going
How I went from cycle tourer to bicycle delivery boy
I've worked for a fair few companies in my life. I've worked for banks, consultancies, website design agencies, tv companies and news papers. Some of these are large household names and some of these, not so much. I've enjoyed all of them immensely in one way or another. If I had to say why I … Continue reading How I went from cycle tourer to bicycle delivery boy