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a bicycle journey east around the world

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The following journey initially started out as simply an alternative method of travel to reach the Asian Sub-Continent. I bought a bicycle, and with little preparation pedalled off over the horizon. Over time, cycle touring became a part of that travel obsession as I came to realise what a perfect mode of transport the bicycle is. In March 2011, I will head out to Central Asia and continue my bicycle quest east, hopefully to make New Zealand by early 2012

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2008

EUROPE
England ... Introduction ... Welcome To My World ... France ... Slapping On The Oil ... Belgium ...To Do What No One Has Done Before ... The Netherlands ... The Dutch Meercats ... Window Shopping In Amsterdam ... Germany ... Dont Mention The ... Weather! ... Czech Republic ... Bohemian Bikers ... Prague - The City Of Superlatives ... ]The Bone Chapel ... Slovakia ... The Problem With Camping ... Hungary ... A Confessional ... Romania ... Gypsy, Tramp and Thief ... Serbia ... The Warm Heart Of Europe ... Macedonia ... Juliet's Big Day ... Greece ... Greek Tragedy ... Turkey ... When East Meets West Again

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THE MIDDLE EAST

Turkey ... ]Into The Lap Of Luxury ... Hell's Highway ... The Epicureans Of Olympos ... The Mountains Of The Med ... Syria ... The Passion ... Lebanon ... Hue And Cry ... Syria ... In Search Of A Rogue State ... The Happy Highway To Iraq ... Turkey ... Through Kurdish Lands ... Iran ... Iran Unveiled ... The Monster ... The Bikers Of Esfahan ... Christmas Camel ... (2009) ... Desert Storm ... The Wrath Of Allah ... Under House Arrest

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SOUTH ASIA

Pakistan ... The Enchantment Of Chaos ... The True Heart Of Pakistan ... Lounging In Lahore ... India ... Incredible India ... Little Llasa ... Getting Close To God ... Oh Rats ... Again! ... Wish You Were Here ... The Tart Of Agra ... Nepal ... ]Where Happiness Comes Naturally ... Swimming With Elephants ... The Final Destination .... The Final Endeavour... The Final Fantasy... The Final Fling... Finally...

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CENTRAL ASIA

Kyrgyzstan ... Re-introduction ... Before The Dawn (Bishkek)
... Mentrual Musings ... Trial Ride ... The Journey Begins ... The Day Of ... Reckoning ... Convalesence ... Tenacity ... In Search Of Solace (Arslanbob) ... Heavenly ... Back On The Road (Jalal-Abad) ... Spring ... Bicycles! (Osh) ... Two Four One

Uzbekistan ... Opulence ((Andijan) ... Fairground Attraction ... Smelling The Roses ... Altercation ... Pants ... Storm ... Recovery ... Challenge ... Visa Run ((Tashkent) ... The Road To Samarkand ... Whining (Samarkand) ... Vodka ... Century ... Nothing Else Matters (Bukhara) ... The Journey East ... Hotel Paradise ... Dynamics ... Big Country ... The Mission

Tajikistan ... A.T.M.G.B.H.(Dushambe) ... Me. Myself and Hagar ... A Rock And A Hard Place ... Up The Junction ... Trucking Hell ... Networking ((Khorog) ... A Wonderous Window ... The Wakham Valley ... Doubts ... Perdition ... Riding Into Trouble ... Lay Me Down ... Award Winning ... On A Hope And A Prayer ... The Roof Of The World ... Bring Me To Life ... Conquored

Kyrgyzstan ... Full Circle ... Riding Out

China ... Badlands ... Smile - You're In China! ... Ride To Elation
Holiday At The Silk Crossroads ... Riding The Karakorum Highway ... High On Grass ... Saviours ... Border Run (Tashkergan)

SOUTH ASIA

Pakistan ... In The Back Door: Sost ... Making Memories ... Riding On A High ... Time Out: Karimabad ... Fortune ... Bugger ... Flat Out (Gilgit) ... Skardu Road ... Sing Your Heart Out ... Misguided ... Grief In A Grim Town (Skardu) ... Bus Survival (Gilgit) ... Extreme Tourism (Peshawar) ... Dream Catcher (Chitral and the Kalash Valleys) ...Out The Back Door

EAST ASIA

China ... Return To Middle Earth (Kashgar) ... The Curse ... Well Trained ... Back In The Saddle : The Adventure Continues ... Pushing The Limits ... Over The Limit ... Mad Monks and Naughty Knees (Xiahe) ... Sunshine And Menace ... Of Mud And Dogs ... High Plateau Riding ... Fairy Town (Langmusi) ... Wetlands ... Despondent ... Sadness And Ice Cream (Songpan) ... Down And Outside Lost ... When China Goes On Holiday ... A Bicycle Journey Ends ... Hostel California (Chengdu) ... Ride Like Hell ... The Big Bad Buddha (Leshan) ... Bamboo Road ... Slog ... The Scenic Route ... Bicycle Spoke ... Room Service ... Top Gear ... Highway Rider ... Auto Annihilation .. I'm Kunming!! ... Humping (Kunming) ... Long Hard Road ... Ride Like Hell - Pt.2 ... Busted ... Perfect Day ... Waning ... Shinning ... Something Fishy ... Into The Tropics ... Reflections

SOUTH EAST ASIA

Laos ... Strangers In A Strange Land ... Respect ... Bananas ... Utopia (Luang Probang) ... Barking Mad ... Night Crawlers ... The Final Climb ... Otherworldly ... Debauchery (Vang Vieng) ... Chew Grit ... U Turn (Vientiane) ... Christmas In The Tropics (Luang Proban) ... Capitalism (Vientiane) ... (2012) ... Be Inspired -Be A Biker

Thailand ... Serendipity ... Breaking In ... Jetstream ... Prison ... Ocean Dreamers ... Traffic Mania ... Keeping Up Appearences ... Off The Highway ... Young Again ... Stripped ... Monkey Business ... Cycling Nirvana ... Tetchy ... Going Nowhere ... The Day I Exploded ... The Day She Exploded ... Dog Eat Dog ... Dirty Old Town (Phuket) ... Come On Over (And Make Me Smile) ... Dave's Castle ... Ping Pong Patong ... Teaching Hagar To Swim ... Beach Party (Krabi and Railay Beach) ... Cut Loose ... Slog ... Paradise Found (Koh Lipe)

Malaysia ... The World In One (George Town) ... Perpectual Motion ... Stalker ... Fragile ... A Happy Ending ... Snap Shot (Kuala Lumpur)

OCEANIA

New Zealand ... (South Island) ... Surrealism : Christchurch ... A Very English Summer ... Flying Saucepan Lids ... Tempest ... The Sounds Of Silence ... (North Island) ... Windy Welly (Wellington) ... Deviations ... Going Off Love : (10) .... The Lull : (9) ... Weather Bomb : (8) ... Tolkeinesque : (7) ... Home Discomforts (Taupo) (6) ... Watcher : (5) ... Riding The Thermals : (4) ... Raptors (Rotorua) (3) ... Sulphur City : (2) ... Out Of Control : (1) ... To Catch A Rainbow ... Torn (Tauranga)

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I was very honoured to receive 'The Adventurist 2010' award and thanks for the nominations. It was very much appreciated.


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