Category Archives: Asia

End of the silk road

Pokhara, Royal beach camp, Kathmandu valley, 25 degrees In the past weeks we had had many coffee break talks about in which direction we should continue our journey. The original plan was to travel to New Zealand via Southeast Asia. … Continue reading

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Meeting the Giants

Pokhara, Annapurna circuit from Besi Sahar to Kande, hot and freezing cold. After another winding road, 100 km in 5 hours, we were greeted by a hail storm just before Pokhara. We settled in a nice guesthouse and went out … Continue reading

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The eye of the tiger

Mahendranagar/Bardia national park/Tansen, warm and quite sweaty Now that spring had begun in Nepal we felt that there was no reason to linger in India. The map revealed that the nearest border crossing at Gadda Chauki, Mahendranagar was a mere … Continue reading

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I’ll Never Do It Again (I.N.D.I.A)

Delhi/Rishikesh  some rain but mostly nice and sunny weather Once again we returned to buzzing Delhi. Since our last visit the temperature had improved significantly, yet the streetlife remained unpleasantly crowded and scruffy. We spend a day or two on … Continue reading

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Rajasthan on a shoestring

Bundi/Udaipur/Mount Abu/Jaipur, increasing temperatures and mostly blue skies We headed off to Bundi a small town recommend by the Lonely Planet for those with some extra time at hand. The small streets, blue painted houses and bustling market, selling everything … Continue reading

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Lost in the Indian jungle

Agra/Bharatpur/Sawai Madhopur, warm sunny days with chilly nights India has really felt like a break in our travels. We were no longer in a hurry to escape from the cold, or to make sure we did not overstay our visas. … Continue reading

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Good start and bad luck in India

Attari/Amritsar/Ambala/Chandigarh/Delhi, cold and foggy On the last day of the year our visa for Pakistan would expire, so there we were at a very quiet border office getting ourselves and our bikes stamped into India. Although India is famous for … Continue reading

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Big in Pakistan

Multan/Lahore, first sunny then cold and foggy without central heating.. In Multan we had planned to meet Muhammad Iqbal, a Pakistani adventure motorcycle rider (although he kept insisting that he was a “tourist” rather than a rider). Iqbal proved to … Continue reading

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