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bike touring germany

Bike Touring Germany: Everything You Need to Know for an Amazing Adventure

If you’re thinking of bike touring Germany, we say, great idea! With its well-developed network of bike paths and flat terrain in much of the country, Germany is the perfect place for your first cycle tour. Read on to find out if cycle touring Germany is right for you. Also don’t miss these posts: Grab […]

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Bike Touring Vietnam

Bike Touring Vietnam: Everything you Need to Know for an Amazing Adventure

If you’re thinking of bike touring Vietnam, then we say, good for you, you adventurous soul! Vietnam is a spectacular destination, and travelling Vietnam by bike is the ideal way to get off the tourist trail. Bike touring Vietnam can be challenging though! Read on to find out if cycle touring Vietnam is right for […]

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bike touring italy

Bike Touring Italy: Everything You Need to Know for an Amazing Adventure

If you’re thinking of bike touring Italy, we say an emphatic GO FOR IT! Italy offers twisting roads through peaceful countryside, marvellous frozen-in-time villages, and the world’s most perfect cycle touring food! Read on to find out if cycle touring Italy is right for you. Also don’t miss these posts: Check your gear with our […]

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Some JERK Stole My Bike

As you, our loyal readers know, between in 2013 and 2014 Jane and I rode our Surly Long Haul Trucker bicycles 16,000 km through 22 countries. It was an incredible opportunity to meet people where they live and work and to get to know the world better. We never had any trouble with crime on […]

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Gibsons BC, Sunshine Coast

Sunshine Coast Bike Tour

In two days, I’m leaving for a week-long solo bike tour. Surprise! The route starts out my front door and takes me in a loop from Nanaimo to Vancouver, then up the Sunshine Coast and back down to Nanaimo on the east side of Vancouver Island. Here’s the rough map for my Sunshine Coast Bike […]

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Back, Back, And Forth

One year ago today, Stephen gave me the best birthday present ever, rescuing me from the absolute lowest point of our trip, by securing us a place on a tourist cruise ship down the Yangtze. Two years ago, I was obsessively getting ready for our bike trip, and worrying about the environmental impact of all […]

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The Next Episode

15,775 km total. Even though we have spent almost one month in and around Ubud, barely cycling 70 km over four weeks, I have been putting off allowing myself to mentally declare our bike trip over. Now that I am on a plane, flying to Hong Kong without my bicycle, and without Jane, I guess […]

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A Note Of Finality

15,775 km total. Even though this won’t be the last blog we post on My Five Acres, I still feel the need to wrap up our trip with one final, mind-blowing post, encapsulating the lessons we learned on our trip, the effects it has had on our souls, and the meaning of life, the universe, […]

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Shots From Nusa Penida

I was going to write a post about how Ubud is not the paradise many people claim it to be (too much traffic! too many tourists!). Then I decided it would be better to share our photos from Nusa Penida, an island not far off the coast of Bali which is pretty heavenly. (Don’t miss: […]

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Shots From Ubud

Our slow recovery from the depths of dengue has left the blog a little stale. Sorry about that. I hope these pictures of Ubud will help a little. Everywhere you look here, there is art. Folk art abounds. Nature is pretty striking here, too. As always, the people are fascinating, locals and tourists alike. Plus, […]

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