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Vignette: The Blackball Ferry

When you travel, there are certain moments and feelings that you want to remember forever. Travelling alone, as I head down the coast towards LA, I have been been attempting to capture some of them in writing, in brief vignettes, if you will. This is my first one. On the ferry, I am at peace. […]

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Bali, Hi

15,604 km so far. A little more than 15 months ago Jane and I dreamed our trip would one day bring us to Bali. When we were in Berlin in September last year, the dream started seeming realistic enough for us to print “Beijing to Bali” cards for the second half of our trip. In […]

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Shameful Cyclists

14,302 km so far. Even though the view outside our room was gorgeous, and the inside of our room was a little grungy, we spent almost the entire morning working in bed. Shame on us. However, what with planning yoga workshops, writing a daily blog, and trying to plan the very complicated remainder of our […]

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If The Price Is Right

9,956 km so far. Got out fairly early this morning, which for us means 9:30am. We still don’t understand how, or why, most cycle tourists start much earlier. Our plan was to head to the ferry dock so we could catch a ride to Cat Ba Island for a few days of rest before my […]

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Pineapple “Express”

8,715 km so far. We awoke to a cacophony of explosions. No, civil war hadn’t broken out, although it sounded like it. This was wedding madness. Chinese New Year is approaching and everyone (it seems) is getting married. I don’t know if the two are related but I assume they must be. Leizhou was abuzz […]

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Into The Mist

7,451 km so far. Chongqing is a very hilly city full of overpasses, tunnels, and one-way streets. It seems to be built on an endless number of small peaks, and to get anywhere in the city you have to climb several leg-burning slopes. We had a long slow climb up and over a particular nasty, […]

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Wake Up, Boo

4621 km so far. I do not like getting up early. Today, because we took the ferry from Tallinn to Helsinki, our alarm went off at 5:40am. This is way too early for me. I hadn’t had the best sleep as it was, with three mosquitos at different times buzzing my ear, and was unfortunately […]

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Help From Hungarians

2177 km so far. When we awoke today it was raining. We had expected this to be the case and partly for this reason only planned to bike 30 km today. When we met Eric in Baja he recommended we give AirBnB a try, so I did just this when we were in Kalocsa. I […]

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Ferries, Errands, and Islands

“Nothing I can say, a total eclipse of the heart…” I guess I can think of worse things than being woken up by 80s pop hits at 6am on a ferry that has left a lot to be desired in terms of home comforts, but it seemed like a major trial this morning. By 7:30 […]

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Fall Down, Get Up, Keep Going

Today started with a slightly monotonous ride along a very straight, very flat, seaside road. We passed hotel after hotel, cabana after cabana, and beachside cafe after beachside cafe, all being painted, renovated, and generally cleaned up by their various owners in anticipation of “the season”. It felt very seasonal out, with the thermometer reaching […]

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