Adventures across Vietnam

Once again it’s been a while since I last posted oh here – sorry Mum! The truth is I have never been writing so much as I have these past few weeks: articles for cycling websites, magazines, music journals – basically everything but here. Because it’s been such a long time, I’ll start off with … Continue reading Adventures across Vietnam

A New Year & Anniversary

It was a different Luang Prabang to the one I’d left just over two weeks ago. Then I’d driven to the airport on a motorbike with my friend, Angelique, riding pillion before waving goodbye as I boarded a flight to see my parents for Christmas in Hanoi. Having cycled seriously hard over the preceding weeks … Continue reading A New Year & Anniversary

Friends On Tour – A Nepalese Birthday

One thing I’ve loved about going away is how ironically it’s brought me closer to people back home. Acquaintances have become good friends, sending messages of support that have really given me a boost when times are tough on the road. Katy has always been a good school friend, one I’ve done a bit of … Continue reading Friends On Tour – A Nepalese Birthday

Welcome To The Jungle

I went around my usual morning routine of packing the same bags in the same order as I have done for the past 9 months. This time was different, everything was being filmed. This bag packing was now a performance, and I, a well-practised subject. No need for acting, this is pretty much all I … Continue reading Welcome To The Jungle

It’s been a while…

I am still alive. I am still cycling. Apologies for leaving it so very long before updating this page, there is a lot to tell and now hopefully time to tell it. My last update was from north-west India, 6 weeks ago, which really is an age when it feels like a sensory kitchen sink … Continue reading It’s been a while…

Cycling into Shangri-La

If two bordering countries truly presented a cultural ying and yang, it would be China and Pakistan. One country forced us onto a bus to cross the border, the residents of the other cheered us over the line into the new land. Voicing all our thoughts at the back of the bus were a group … Continue reading Cycling into Shangri-La

Oh hi Dad

Stationed high in the mountains of China’s Xinjang province, in the peculiar ‘border’ town of Tashkurgan, I’m doggedly writing away in an attempt to finally catch up the blog! It’s been a while. I’m going to try keep this one short and snappy but hopefully get across the strange sentiment that has occupied us the … Continue reading Oh hi Dad

First Forays Above 4000m

Khorog’s Pamir lodge is an infectious place, both the ‘Tajik bug’ and a true cyclists camaraderie became epidemic through those walls over my time there. The place emanated with a true traveller’s atmosphere, tales of the Pamirs told over worn maps splayed out over table tops, leading to many a speculation of what lay ahead. … Continue reading First Forays Above 4000m

Terror in Tajikistan

I wrote this post on Facebook after hearing of the terror incident in Tajikistan. I rode through there just a few weeks ago and had the pleasure of meeting two of the wonderful people who unfortunately were involved in this horrendous incident.   "Before leaving to cycle around the world, I was repeatedly told how … Continue reading Terror in Tajikistan

The Authentic Tajik ‘Experience’

I realise it’s been a long time since writing my last post on here - apologies to any eager followers out there (Mum) who have been craving a fix of yet another ‘troublesome’ tale of me bumbling through central Asia. I hope this will suffice. Already, just flicking through my diary entries from the start … Continue reading The Authentic Tajik ‘Experience’