- Countries visited: Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand.
- Total distance traveled: ~ 7,000 km
- Days on the road: 92
- Rest days: 20 (we did ride unloaded on most of those days)
- Flat tires: 2 (we each had one in Vietnam but I failed to fix mine properly until we reached Cambodia)
- Rainy days: 1 (Hai Van pass)
Mar 19-20, 2020 — days 107, 108 — Σ 6,843 km — winding down
It’s been a long time since my last post. We have been on the road without a break and I was too lazy to put in the effort to write about superficial details. World has changed a lot in the last few weeks and it still feels surreal what is happening around us.Continue reading “Sukhothai – Thailand – Days 107, 108”
Feb 8-9, 2020 — days 67, 68 — Σ 4,189km — lunar fest
From the 4000 Islands spot going up north, the road never gets too far from the Mekong River, but you never see it again until Champasak, and there isn’t much to see in between, except, when a group of elephants show up.Continue reading “Champasak – Laos – Days 67, 68”
Feb 4-7, 2020 — days 63-66 — Σ 4,040km — waterfalls — island life
Today we said goodbye to Cambodia and entered into Laos. The road to the border was not good, the surface alternating between rough chip seal and washboard dirt. Our friends on motorbikes from last night caught up with us at a restaurant to have iced coffee and we met again later at the border filling out forms. As Canadians, we paid $43 each on a 30-day visa and another $2 each for “stamps”.Continue reading “Si Phon Don – Laos – Days 63-66”
Dec 4-5, 2019 — days 1,2 — 2h30m — 37km — arrival — hectic ride — street food — sightseeing
Nervous wait at the baggage carousel ended happily and we walked out to assemble our bicycles. A lady showed up volunteering to recycle the cardboard boxes. Exit from the airport was a bit tricky: no motorbikes or bicycles allowed on arrival/departure roads. We had to find the bike parking and follow people to get to the highway.Continue reading “Hanoi – Vietnam – Days 1,2”
I had big plans when we started planning our cycling trip to Cuba. I thought a month would be enough, but how wrong I was.
Bengül and I are almost ready for our Hokkaido adventure. We booked our flights two months ago and since then I’ve been trying to learn some essential Japanese phrases, such as “Where is the toilet?” and “I don’t understand what you’re saying”.
Japan Meteorological Agency site tells me there are no typhoons currently heading towards North, so we should be OK.